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Lucie Nield

Lucie Nield MSc, MPhil, BSc, PGDip, RD, RNutr.

Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics; Co-lead for strategic research programme in systems, services and strategy


I hold a diverse role which involves teaching and leadership within the food and nutrition and dietetics teams; and a research role where I am the Co-Lead for the Strategic Research Portfolio in Systems, Services and Strategy at the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC).

As the course leader for the MSc Nutrition portfolio I undertake recruitment and induction activities, and enable students to maximising the benefit of the university experience during their studies.

My main teaching roles include lecturing and module leadership in masters level modules and dissertation supervision. I am a registered dietitian and nutritionist and have previously worked in the NHS as a dietitian in both community and acute settings; this directly feeds into my teaching and research.

My research focusses on the socio-cultural aspects of food and nutrition and whole systems thinking by understanding the lived experience of individuals.



  • 2014: Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Learning and Teaching, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 2012: MSc Advanced Dietetic Practice (Distinction), University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • 2009: PGDip Dietetics, Leeds Beckett Univeristy, United Kingdom
  • 2009: M.Phil Treatment and Prevention of Type Two Diabetes Mellitus in Adults, Teesside University
  • 2005: BSc Food Science (Sandwich), University of Reading, United Kingdom

Member of professional body


  • 2014: BDA Education Board, British Dietetic Association, United Kingdom
  • 2014: Association for Nutrition, United Kingdom
  • 2009: British Dietetic Association, United Kingdom

Senior Lecturer

Industry Links

  • Board member of the BDA Education Board
  • Working with Compass Group on their Dignified Dining booklet to promote nutritional intake in adults living with dementia


College of Business, Technology and Engineering

Subject Area

- Food and Nutrition
- Allied Health Professions- Dietetics


- MSc Nutrition with Public Health Management
- MSc Nutrition with Obesity & Weight Management
- MSc Nutrition for Sport & Exercise
- MSc Food & Nutrition Science
- MSc Dietetics (pre-registration)


- Life course Approach to Nutrition
- Interventions for Weight Management
- Global Obesity
- Nutrition and Food Composition
- MSc Dissertation


I am currently working on a systematic review to look at suitable interventions for women experiencing infertility. I am producing a developmental evaluation to review the impact of green social prescribing on mental health.


Journal articles

Johnson, A., Nield, L., Fry, G., & James, C. (2020). Powdered oral nutritional supplements are convenient, easy to use and demonstrate excellent compliance (abstract only). Clinical Nutrition ESPEN, 40, 639.

Fowler-Davis, S., Farndon, L., Harrop, D., Nield, L., Manson, J., Lawrence, J., ... Hindle, L. (2020). A rapid review and expert identification of the allied health professions' interventions as a contribution to public health outcomes. Public Health in Practice, 2, 100067.

Fowler Davis, S., Farndon, L., Harrop, D., Nield, L., Manson, J., Lawrence, J., ... Hindle, L. (2020). A rapid review and expert identification of the Allied Health Professions’ interventions as a contribution to public health outcomes. Public Health in Practice, 2.

Stockton, J., & Nield, L. (2020). An Antenatal Wish list: A qualitative systematic review and thematic synthesis of UK dietary advice for weight management and food borne illness. Midwifery, 102624.

Nield, L., & Kelly, S. (2016). Outcomes of a community-based weight management programme for morbidly obese populations. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 29 (6), 669-676.

Brown, T.J., Todd, A., O'Malley, C., Moore, H.J., Husband, A.K., Bambra, C., ... Summerbell, C.D. (2016). Community pharmacy-delivered interventions for public health priorities : a systematic review of interventions for alcohol reduction, smoking cessation, and weight management, including meta-analysis for smoking cessation. BMJ Open, 6 (2), e009828.

Nield, L. (2013). Weigh Ahead: Morbid obesity management in the community setting. Obesity Facts, 6 (S1), 70.

Nield, L., Moore, H., Hooper, L., Cruickshank, K., Vyas, A., Whittaker, V., & Summerbell, C.D. (2009). Dietary advice for treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

Nield, L., Summerbell, C.D., Hooper, L., Whittaker, V., Moore, H., & Nield, L. (2008). Dietary advice for the prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 16 (3).

Conference papers

Simper, T., Nield, L., Morris, C., Lynn, A., & O'Hagan, C. (2015). Comparison of responses to oral glucose challenge by physical activity duration and intensity. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 74 (OCE5).

Nield, L., & Moore, H. (2008). A qualitative investigation of the 'reality' of living with lifestyle management of type 2 diabetes mellitus: The patients' perspective. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 67 (8).


Nield, L., & Rundle, R. (2015). The impact of antenatal food safety advice on dietary behaviour during pregnancy. Presented at: International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference

Nield, L. (2013). Presentation: Weigh Ahead: an evaluation of a community weight management service for the morbidly obese.

Other publications

Paxman, J., & Nield, L. (2022). Editorial: food and nutrition: pathways to a sustainable future. Cambridge University Press:

Other activities

I co-lead the South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw (SYB) Integrated Care Systems (ICS) Research and Innovation strategy and the South Yorkshire CAHPR hub. I sit on the organising committee for the Nutrition Society Summer Conference 2022.

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