Has now left the Unit
Work and interests
Sherly Li was a PhD student and Commonwealth Scholar within the Aetiology of Diabetes and Related Metabolic Disorders and Nutritional Epidemiology programmes. Her project investigated the nutrient-gene interactions involved in Type 2 diabetes and obesity, supervised by Dr. Nita Forouhi and Dr. Robert Scott.
Background and experience
Sherly is a registered Dietitian and undertook her degree in Dietetics at Monash University, in Australia. Prior to joining the MRC Epidemiology Unit, she worked with Monash University and King’s College London in contributing to the largest international study on dietitians and nutritional genomics.
- Collins J, Bertrand B, Hayes V, Li SX, Thomas J, Truby H, Whelan K. The application of genetics and nutritional genomics in practice: an international survey of knowledge, involvement and confidence among dietitians in the US, Australia and the UK. Genes Nutr. 2013 Nov;8(6):523-33. doi: 10.1007/s12263-013-0351-9.
- Li SX, Collins J, Lawson S, Thomas J, Truby H, Whelan K, Palermo C. A preliminary qualitative exploration of dietitians’ engagement with genetics and nutritional genomics: perspectives from international leaders. J Allied Health. 2014 Winter;43(4):221-8.