Dr Camilla Nykjaer

Profile

Camilla Nykjaer is a Nutritional Epidemiologist with higher education teaching experience in the areas of epidemiology, nutrition and public health. She graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Public Health Nutrition from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2009 before completing an MSc in Nutrition, Obesity & Health at the University of Leeds in 2011.

She has worked in nutritional epidemiology for 7 years and her previous research has included work on a Food Standard Agency commissioned systematic literature review on the effects of dietary carbohydrates on cardiometabolic health; evaluation of the Royal Horticultural Society campaign for school gardening, which assessed the impact of school gardening on the diet and lifestyle of school aged children in 51 London schools; and the development and validation of a mobile phone app (My Meal Mate) to support weight loss in adults.

Camilla has completed a PhD at the University of Leeds, examining the association between maternal dietary patterns in pregnancy and offspring growth.

BSc (Hons) Public Health Nutrition, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK; MSc, Nutrition, Obesity & Health, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK; PhD, Nutritional Epidemiology, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Qualifications

  • PhD, MSc, BSc

Student education

Undergraduate project topics:

  • Diet quality and physical activity levels
  • Physical activity patterns of participants taking part in a weight loss trial
  • Physical activity during pregnancy and maternal health

See also:

Modules managed

SPSC1225 - Physical Activity Across the Lifespan
SPSC2218 - Professional and Research Skills: Working as a Sport and Exercise Scientist
SPSC5134M - The Sport and Exercise Medicine Practitioner I
SPSC5201M - Exercise Physiology, Health and Sports Nutrition

Modules taught

SPSC1211 - Tutorial and Practical Skills in Sport and Exercise Science
SPSC1225 - Physical Activity Across the Lifespan
SPSC2218 - Professional and Research Skills: Working as a Sport and Exercise Scientist
SPSC2302 - Exercise Physiology in Sport, Health and Disease
SPSC3061 - Research Project in Sport and Exercise Science II
SPSC3321 - Advanced Exercise Physiology
SPSC3328 - Sport Medicine, Health and Nutrition
SPSC5130M - Functional Sports Anatomy and Clinical Assessment
SPSC5132M - Musculoskeletal Medicine and Sport Injuries
SPSC5134M - The Sport and Exercise Medicine Practitioner I