Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Maisie Rowland

Research Assistant

Background

Research Assistant in the Human Nutrition Research Centre, Institute of Health and Society

Academic background

As part of my undergraduate degree in Newcastle University, I completed a 9 month placement working in the Human Nutrition Research Centre (HNRC) on a study looking at how parents can be helped to recognise overweight in their children. After graduating in 2015 with a first class honours degree in Food and Human Nutrition, I started working in the HNRC as a research assistant working on a Food Standards Scotland funded project, field testing an online dietary recall tool (Intake24). I have continued collaborating with a team in Computer science to develop Intake24 particularly for use internationally and I have also worked on a project looking at possible ways to develop dietary assessment methods in lower income countries such as Tanzania.

I co-ordinate and carry out the data collection for the Gateshead Millennium Study, which is a large longitudinal study, carrying out many measures with a cohort who have been followed since birth to present (currently aged 17/18 years old). Measures include anthropometrics, physical activity, questions on health and lifestyle and collecting blood samples.

Qualifications

First Class BSc (Hons) - Food and Human Nutrition, Newcastle University (2011-2015)

Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr)

Research

I currently mainly work on:


  • Developing Intake24, an online dietary assessment tool and it's associated studies.