Senior Lecturer

Division: Dietetics, Nutrition and Biological Sciences Division

Tel: 0131 474 0000

Mr Michael Clapham (BSc. MSc. RD. RNutr.) is a Senior Lecturer Public Health Nutrition in the Dietetics, Nutrition & Biological Sciences, Physiotherapy, Podiatry & Radiography Division.

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  • Teaching & Learning

Michael Clapham is a Senior lecturer in Public Health Nutrition and course leader of the MSc Public Health Nutrition and BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Food Science courses.

Michael is both a Registered Dietitian and a Registered Public Health Nutritionist. He has over thirty years of experience in the field of nutrition, having worked within the National Health Service, Food Industry and Higher Education.

His current research interest is in the area of public health nutrition, but especially focussed on children. He is particularly interested in the measurement of nutrient intakes in children and determining the factors that can affect that intake.

Affiliations/Memberships to Other Organisations:

  • Registered Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition
  • Registered Dietitian with Health & Care Professions Council


Current research interest is in the area of public health nutrition, but especially focussed on children and their nutrient intakes.

Active research interests:

  • Public Health Nutrition

Research Methods:

  • Dietary assessment

Public Health Nutrition, Epidemiology.

Program Leader:

  • MSc Public Health Nutrition
  • BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Food Science



  • D1142 - Introduction to Nutrition
  • D1137 - Key Investigative Skills
  • D2155 - Introduction to Food Science
  • D3177 - Clinical Science for Food Science
  • D3144 - Applied Nutrition
  • D3160 - Public Health Practice
  • D3143 - Epidemiology and Health
  • D3168 - Professional module
  • D4157 - Health Education campaigns
  • D4148 - Food and Nutrition Policy
  • D4147 - Epidemiology


  • DM012 - Evaluation of Practice
  • DM024 - Food and Nutrition
  • DM039 - Epidemiology
  • DM028 - Food and Nutrition policy
  • DM044 - Public Health Nutrition
  • DM046 - Determinants of Health and Health Inequalities