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Dr Lynsey Christie


Lynsey Christie

Principal Lecturer

Post Nominals RNutr FHEA
Biography Lynsey graduated in 2003 from Newcastle University with a BSc (Hons) Food & Human Nutrition which included a placement year working at the MRC Centre for Human Nutrition Research (Cambridge, UK). She then went on to work for Premier International Foods as a Technical Assistant at the factory in Staffordshire. After 2 years she moved to the north-east of Scotland and completed a MSc Human Nutrition & Metabolism (2006) followed by a PhD in Medicine and Therapeutics (2010), both at the University of Aberdeen. My PhD explored the effect of lycopene, a red-coloured carotenoid most commonly consumed from tomatoes, on T-lymphocyte function and how this modulated cardiovascular disease risk. After her PhD she worked for 18 months as a Research Assistant with the University of Aberdeen's Population Health group on the REFRESH study (Reducing Families' Exposure to Secondhand Smoke) working specifically on an intervention to reduce the exposure of children under 5 to secondhand smoke exposure in the home. In 2011 she returned to nutrition, working at the Rowett Institute looking at the effect of oats and barley on heart and gut health, primarily through human dietary intervention studies. In 2016 she moved to the University of Aberdeen's Institute of Applied Health Sciences as a Teaching Fellow, teaching on a variety of MSc programmes related to nutrition and health, and exploring ways of improving student engagement with online education. In 2021 she moved to Robert Gordon University as a lecturer in Food & Human Nutrition, teaching on the BSc Food, Nutrition & Human Health, and the MSc Public Health Nutrition.
Research Interests Lynsey's research interests are broadly across both human nutrition and pedagogical research within higher education. More specifically my research to date has focused on:
Impact of dietary components on cardiovascular disease risk and the mechanistic aspects involved in risk reduction
Initiatives for student support in higher education to improve student experience

Additionally she is interested in the barriers and facilitators that drive dietary choices linked to health and the environment, and finding ways to improve nutrition communication to the public.
Teaching and Learning Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Food, Nutrition and Health course (2021-22)
Module Coordinator for:
AS3002 Diet & Disease
AS3050 Professional Skills for Nutritionists
AS3057 Food Product Development
AS4091 Nutrition Placement
ASM404 Nutritional Epidemiology
ASM407 Research Project in Public Health Nutrition