Senior Lecturer & Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Nutrition

Division: Dietetics, Nutrition & Biological Sciences, Physiotherapy, Podiatry & Radiography

Tel: 0131 474 0000

Dr Sandra Drummond (BSc (Hons, PhD) is a Senior Lecturer & Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Nutrition in the Dietetics, Nutrition and Biological Sciences Division. She is also a member of the Clinical Nutrition and Biological Sciences Research Group and an associate member of the Centre for Health, Activity and Rehabilitation Research (CHEAR).

  • Overview
  • Research Interests
  • Research Publications
  • Teaching & Learning

I am a Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and am the Programme Leader for Nutrition at Queen Margaret University where I teach both undergraduate and post graduate students in Nutrition and Public Health Nutrition. I completed my PhD from the University of Glasgow in 1988 which focussed on energy metabolism of rural Indian women in South India. I continue to research aspects of energy metabolism and energy balance, particularly in the area of weight control in overweight individuals. This includes the role of carbohydrates, fats and protein in body weight control and the influence of various eating patterns and activity patterns on health. I have published numerous scientific papers and regularly present my research findings at national and international conferences. I have supervised many PhD students with topics including: eating patterns and body weight status; the role of carbohydrates and sugars in weight control; the inclusion of a protein rich snack in a weight reducing diet, the lifestyle characteristics of normal and overweight and obese Omani adolescents and strategies to promote weight loss in obese women post partum. I am a member of the Association for Nutrition and a member of the Nutrition Society.

Affiliations/Memberships to Other Organisations:

  • Member of the Association for Nutrition
  • Member of the Nutrition Society

Research/Knowledge Exchange Centre membership:

All aspects of energy metabolism and energy balance, particularly in the area of weight control in overweight individuals. This includes the role of carbohydrates, fats and protein in body weight control and the influence of various eating patterns and activity patterns on health.

Active Research Interests:

  • The lifestyle characteristics of normal and overweight and obese Omani adolescents
  • Strategies to promote weight loss in obese women post partum

Research Methods:

  • Dietary assessment methods
  • Physical activity assessment methods
  • Anthropometry
  • Dietary restraint and eating behaviours

 

Teaching:

BSc (Hons) Nutrition Undergraduate

  • D3144 Applied Nutrition (Nutrition, Dietetics)
  • D3154 Integrating Module (Applied Pharmacology, Human Biology)
  • D3169 Techniques for Nutrition Research (Nutrition, Human Biology)
  • D3166 Clinical Sciences 2 (Applied Pharmacology, Human Biology, Nutrition, Dietetics)
  • D3143 Epidemiology and Health (Human Biology, Nutrition, Dietetics)
  • D3168 Professional Module (Applied Pharmacology, Human Biology, Nutrition, Dietetics)
  • D4146 Current Issues in Obesity (Nutrition)
  • D4148 Food and Nutrition Policy (Nutrition)
  • D4150 International Health and Nutrition (Nutrition, Human Biology)
  • D4156 Current Issues in Sport and Exercise (Human Biology, Nutrition)

Postgraduate

  • DM026 Principles of Nutrition Science (MSc Public Health Nutrition, MSc Dietetics)
  • DM028 Nutrition Policy and Planning (MSc Public Health Nutrition)
  • DM039 Epidemiology (MSc Public Health Nutrition, MSc Public Health Practice)
  • DM041 Pharmacology & Pharmacogenetics (MSc Dietetics)