Sarah Ellis RD, MSc, MNutr

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Community Paediatric Dietitian, NottinghamCityCare
Partnership
PhD student, University of Nottingham
Background
 Started Master of Nutrition in 2005.
 4 year undergraduate masters with 3 clinical
placements.
 Undertook summer studentship in year 2.
 Qualified as HPC dietitian on completion in 2009.
LBR funding
 Started MSc in Advanced Dietetic Practice in 2009.
 MSc majority funded through Learning Beyond
Registration. Self funded research project.
 Funding runs from April to March.
NIHR funding
 Applied for NIHR Clinical Academic Training
programme (PhD funding) in 2012.
 http://www.nihrtcc.nhs.uk/cat/eligibility
 Took 3 ½ months to complete application. Allow 1 year.
 Application reviewed by two people.
PhD
 Offered p/t PhD with Uni of Nottingham on back of
NIHR application.
 Part time pro rata stipend.
 Fees paid by school.
 Started in July 2013.
PhD – Weight management in pregnancy.
 MAGIC study – collaboration between UoN and NUH.
 Lincoln ‘Bumps and Beyond’ study – collaboration
between UoN and Lincolnshire Community Health
Services.
PhD – weight management in pregnancy.
 Part 1 – changes in eating habits whilst pregnant.
 Part 2 – micronutrient supplement use in pregnancy.
 Part 3 – mechanisms of action for intervention
programme.
Funding opportunities
 LBR funding
 NIHR funding
 Research Councils
 Charities
Any questions?

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