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Dr Fiona Lavelle

Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences

Biography

Dr Fiona Lavelle is a Lecturer at the Department of Nutritional Sciences, King’s College London.

She graduated from Dublin City University in 2011 with a BSc (Hons) in Sport Science and Health. She then completed an MSc in Preventive Cardiology at Imperial College London in 2012, specialising in Exercise and Nutrition. Following two years working in managerial positions in the hospitality industry, she secured an NI government scholarship and completed her PhD in Behavioural Nutrition at the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast in 2017.

Her research is primarily focused on Behavioural and Culinary Nutrition. Her research interests span from person to population, with a particular focus on Behavioural Nutrition for vulnerable groups, including children, pregnant individuals, and athletes. She has expertise in qualitative and quantitative methodologies for the assessment of attitudes, perceptions, knowledge, barriers, and behaviours associated with food and health.

She has published in a number of peer-reviewed Nutrition and Food Science journals and has presented her research at national and international conferences. In 2021, Dr Lavelle was awarded both the British Nutrition Foundation Drummond Early Career Scientist Award and the Nutrients International Young Investigator Award. 

Teaching

Fiona Lavelle is a module leader for research projects modules for BSc in Nutritional Sciences & BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics