Tracey Lewarne

Tracey Lewarne


Personal statement

Tracey graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition and Biochemistry, and also has a PGCE (Science/Biology) from the University of Southampton. 

She worked for Bournemouth University in the area of nutrition and human biology until 2005 before joining Bath Spa University. She became a member of the Institute for Learning and Teaching in 2002 and a Registered Nutritionist in 2003.

Tracey's area of research has been the investigation of the activity of the superoxide dismutase protein in people with diabetes mellitus and the links with secondary complications. This work has been carried out at Bournemouth University and the collaboration is ongoing. 

A more recent area of Tracey's interest has also been looking at the link between nutrition and well-being.

Academic qualifications

  • MPhil, University of Bournemouth
  • PGCE, University of Southampton
  • BSc, University of Nottingham
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Professional qualifications

  • Registered nutritionist, UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists, Association for Nutrition
  • Member of the Nutrition Society
  • Member of the Higher Education Academy

Professional memberships

  • Registered Nutritionist on the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists held by The Association for Nutrition
  • Member of The Nutrition Society
  • Member of The Higher Education Academy.

Other external roles

  • I am a course assessor for The Association for Nutrition
  • I am one of the nutrition reviewers for The British Food Journal.

External examiners

  • I was external examiner for Nutrition at Sheffield Hallam University, for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes from 2009 - 2013.

Teaching specialisms

  • Food, Nutrition and Health
  • Human Pathophysiology and Nutrition
  • Nutrition and Exercise Science
  • Future Food: Food and Nutrition in the 21st Century 

Current scholarship

I have completed research investigating the activity of the superoxide dismutase protein in people with diabetes mellitus and the links with blood glucose levels and secondary complications. This research links to all modules that I am involved with as secondary complications include cardiovascular disease, which is one of the complications of poor diet and sedentary lifestyle. My research has direct significance to BY5506 (Human pathophysiology and nutrition), BY6509 (Nutrition and Exercise Science), BY5504 (Research Skill) and BY6501 (Dissertation).

I attended the launch conference (November 2007) for The World Cancer Research Fund's Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer. I attended the Nutrition Society conference in June 2008, 2009 and July 2011 as well as Food Matters Live event in 2014. All of these conferences have been of significant importance to all the Nutrition related modules.

Recent professional updating

  • Nutrition Society Conference (July 2015)
  • Food Matters Live (November 2014)
  • Association for Nutrition Members Discussion Forum (December 2013)
  • Association for Nutrition Course Accreditation Assessment training (September 2013)
  • Nutrition Society Conference (July 2011)
  • Nutrition Society Conference (June 2009)
  • Nutrition Society Conference (June 2008)
  • Launch conference for The World Cancer Research Fund's Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer (November 2007)
  • Blackboard training
  • Learning, teaching and research seminars
  • PowerPoint workshop
  • Effective teaching in higher education workshop.

Research and academic outputs

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