Dietary Assessment Nutritionist
Innovation in the Measurement of Diet, Physical Activity and Nutrition
Current work and interests
Angela joined the Unit in January 2019 as a Dietary Assessment Nutritionist. The primary purpose of her role is to support the transition of the existing EPIC-Norfolk dietary assessment tools, systems and data into the NIHR Cambridge BRC Dietary Assessment Platform (DAP), to enable their wider use in high quality local, national and international research.
Background and experience
Angela has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition and has worked as a nutritionist with the EPIC-Norfolk study for more than 20 years.
Over the years, she has gained extensive research experience involving the collection, entry and processing of dietary data, from 24-hour recalls, FFQs and 7-day diet diaries. She has contributed to the development of a data entry system for 7-day food diaries and 24-hour recalls (DINER) and the associated checking and calculation programs (DINERMO), gaining valuable experience in relational databases; planned, co-ordinated and led on the fieldwork of the EPIC-Norfolk calibration study, using the EPIC-Soft computerised, interview-administered 24-hour dietary recall method; and advised on the creation of an open source data entry and processing tool for FFQ data (FETA), ensuring flexibility for use in other study populations. In addition, she has been responsible for the quality control of nutrient data, provided guidance for researchers using dietary data, and collaborated both internally and externally on a number of projects, including the in-filling of nutrient data.