Dietary Assessment Nutritionist
Current work and interests
Angela joined the Unit in January 2019 as a Dietary Assessment Nutritionist in the Nutrition Measurement Platform. She is responsible for providing expertise relating to the existing EPIC-Norfolk dietary assessment tools, systems and data, now held within the Unit, to enable their wider use in high quality local, national and international research. She works as part of a team to maintain and develop Intake24, the 24-hour dietary recall tool used in the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS), ensuring that the food list, portion options and food composition data are kept up-to-date. Additionally, she in involved in the QA/QC of studies using Intake24.
She works with colleagues on the maintenance and updating of the NDNS Nutrient Databank, in consultation with the Office for Heath Improvement and Disparities.
Background and experience
Angela has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition and has worked as a nutritionist with the EPIC-Norfolk study since 1994. She is a UK registered nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition (Public Health specialty).
Over the years, Angela 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. She has also 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. She 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 EPIC-Norfolk nutrient data, provided guidance for researchers using dietary data, and collaborated both nationally and internationally on a number of projects.
- MRC Epidemiology Unit publications on Publications Database
- Publications on ResearchGate
- Publications on Google Scholar