Mrs Julia Clark

Mrs Julia Clark
MSc, BSc, SRD

Honorary Research Assistant

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Mrs Julia Clark
Mrs Julia Clark

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The University of Aberdeen Public Health Nutrition Research Group
University of Aberdeen
Room 1:071 Polwarth Building
Foresterhill
Aberdeen
AB25 2ZD

Biography

Julia Clark graduated from Robert Gordon University with a BSC in Nutrition and Dietetics and qualified as a State Registered Dietitian (SRD).  After graduating she worked as a dietitian at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Edinburgh City Hospital and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.  Experience in the design and running of Clinical Drug Trials for use in obesity was gained at the Rowett Research Institute from 1991 to 1998 where she gained an MSc in Human Nutrition which focused on the composition of weight loss diets.  Julia joined the Public Health Nutrition Research Group in 2008 when she developed an intervention to increase vitamin E intake in pregnant women.

Research

Research Interests

Obesity and energy balance

Diet and chronic disease

Diet of infants and young children

Qualitative research methods used in Dietetic Practice

Current Research

 

Provision of weight management services for men with prostate cancer. 2010-ongoing.

Provision of weight management services for women treated with breast  cancer. 2009-ongoing.

Evaluation of the Eat, Play and Grow Well Programme. March 2011.

Views of parents on routine measurements of children's growth in schools. 2008.

A novel dietary intervention to optimise vitamin E intake of pregnant women to 15mg/day. 2008-2010. 

 Development and clinical piloting of a dietary soup intervention during pregnancy with the aim of reducing the likliehood of childhood asthma. 2012-ongoing

Publications

Publications 

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Contributions to Journals

Articles

  • Clark, J., Holgan, N., Craig, L., Morgan, H., Danielian, P. & Devereux, G. (2016). 'Development and piloting of a food-based intervention to increase vitamin E intake in pregnant women in a randomised controlled trial'. Food Science and Nutrition, vol 4, no. 6, pp. 848-851.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.353
    [Online] AURA: Clark_et_al_2016_Food_Science_Nutrition.pdf
  • Douglas, F., Clark, J., Craig, L., Campbell, J. & McNeill, G. (2014). '"It's a balance of just getting things right": mothers' views about pre-school childhood obesity and obesity prevention in Scotland'. BMC Public Health, vol 14, 1009.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-1009
    [Online] AURA: 1471_2458_14_1009.pdf
  • Boddy, D., King, G., Clark, JS., Heaney, D. & Mair, F. (2009). 'The influence of context and process when implementing e-health'. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, vol 9, 9.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1186/1472-6947-9-9
    [Online] AURA: The_influence_of_context.pdf
  • Whitehead, JM., McNeill, G. & Smith, JS. (1996). 'The effect of protein intake on 24h energy expenditure during energy restriction'. International Journal of Obesity, vol 20, no. 8, pp. 727-732.

Abstracts

  • Newlands, R., Clark, J., Craig, LCA., Hoddinott, P., Heys, SD. & McNeill, G. (2014). 'A randomised feasibility trial with women treated for breast cancer comparing a commercial weight loss programme alone; with additional breast cancer focused dietitian-led groups and waiting- list control: The Breast Cancer Healthy Weight (BRIGHT) Trial'. Proceedings of the American Institute of the Cancer Research Annual Research Conference on Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer.
  • Newlands, R., Clark, J., Craig, LCA., McNeill, G., Hoddinott, P. & Heys, S. (2012). 'Focus group discussions to inform the design of a weight loss programme suitable for overweight and obese women treated for breast cancer'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, vol 71, no. OCE1, E3.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1017/S0029665112000316
  • Mohamad, H., Craig, LCA., Heys, SD., McNeill, G., N'Dow, J. & Clark, J. (2012). 'Provision of a healthy weight maintenance programme for men treated for prostate cancer: a study of patients’ preferences'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, vol 71, no. OCE1, pp. E2.
  • Newlands, R., Clark, J., Craig, LCA., McNeill, G., Hoddinott, P. & Heys, S. (2012). 'A survey to inform the design of a weight loss programme for overweight and obese women treated for breast cancer'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, vol 71, no. OCE1, pp. E4.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1017/S0029665112000328

Books and Reports

Commissioned Reports

  • Douglas, FCG., Craig, LCA., Clark, J., Gilmartin, AE., Dick, S. & McNeill, G. Main final report of a research study commissioned to inform a preschool child weight management programme within Grampian: Parents' and health visitors' prespectives. NHS Grampian.
  • Douglas, FCG., Craig, LCA., Clark, J. & Griffin, TL. Qualitative evaluation of HEAT 3 child healthy weight programmes in Grampian. NHS Grampian.
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