Nicola graduated from Edge Hill University in July 2015 with a First Class Honours Degree in Nutrition and Health.

“Studying nutrition at Edge Hill gave me a good understanding of the principles of nutrition and public health needed to understand the causes of non-communicable diseases and health inequalities, which I use regularly in my current job. The degree also equipped me with the skills to critically analyse evidence to ensure I am recommending evidence-based advice to my patients.

Following studying Nutrition and Health, I completed a PG dip in nutrition and dietetics which enabled me to qualify as a registered dietitian.

I am now a registered dietitian working for the NHS. I see patients in hospital and advise on nutritional plans to medically unwell patients. This involves developing feeding regimes for tube fed patients, encouraging weight gain in patients at risk of malnutrition and supporting patient’s nutritional development during rehab for brain injuries.”