Dr Michelle Gibbs
Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition
Qualifications: BSc (hons) PhD RD
Phone: Work: 01483 68 2532
Room no: 23 AY 03
Michelle Gibbs is a Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition at the University of Surrey, a registered Dietitian with the Health Professions Council and member of the British Dietetic Association and the Nutrition Society.
|2006||SCEPTrE Fellowship||Skills and support for professional training||University of Surrey, Guildford|
|2005||PhD||Nutritional Neuroendocrinology (The consequences of shift work on circadian rhythms and metabolism)||University of Surrey, Guildford|
|1998||Certificate||Clinical Research Methods/Good Clinical Practice||Brookwood Academy.|
|1998||BSc. (hons)||Nutrition and Dietetics||University of Surrey, Guildford|
Research interests are centered around Public Health Nutrition and Health Promotion: The impact of nutrition on health or behavior outcomes in the UK population and specific population groups including shift-workers, older people and school aged children. I am also interested in the efficacy of nutrition education interventions.
- CVD risk: Diet and metabolic responses in shift-workers. Areas include: Diurnal rhythms in glycaemic response, effect of diet and sleep; Endothelial function, impact and timing of diet, GI, nutritional supplementation. Circadian adaptation to shiftwork schedules.
- Type 2 diabetes: impact of diet, nutrition education and glucose monitoring on glycaemic control in healthy and diabetic subjects.
- Obesity and weight management -
- Nutrition of older people: food provision and nutrition input in clinical and non-clinical settings, Adequacy and outcomes.
- Diet and health in school children: Eating habit and nutritional supplementation in school children/adolescents. Impact on wellbeing, performance and behaviour.
- Nutrition in community projects: evaluation and success of programmes, including nutrition education in families, workers and weight management programmes.
- Supervision: UG research and PhD students.
Gibbs M, Hampton SM, Morgan LM and Arendt J (2002a) Adaptation of the circadian rhythm of 6-sulphatoxymelatonin to a shift schedule of seven nights followed by seven days in offshore oil installation workers. Neuroscience Letters 325: 91-94.
Gibbs M, Hampton SM, Morgan LM and Arendt J (2002b) Initial 6-sulphatoxymelatonin acrophase time is correlated with rate of circadian rhythm adaptation in shift workers. Chronobiology International 19: 969-970.
Gibbs, M, Hampton, S. M, Bennett, G, Paul, N & Morgan, L. M. (2002c). Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 60, 228A.
Woods E, Clifford MN, Gibbs M, Hampton SM, Arendt J & Morgan LM. (2003). Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 62, 60A.
Morgan LM, Hampton SM, Gibbs M and Arendt J (2003) Circadian aspects of postprandial metabolism. Chronobiology International. 20: 795-808.
Gibbs M, Hampton SM, Morgan LM and Arendt J. (2005) Sleep impairment in some offshore shift work schedules, Chronobiology International (special issue) Abstract
Gibbs M., Tzung C., Gatwood E., Hurley J. and L. Morgan. (2005) Dietary intake and determinants of food choice in post office shift-workers. Proc of Nut Soc, Abstract.
Gibbs M, Hampton SM, Morgan LM and Arendt J. (2005) Light exposure pre:post 6-sulphatoxymelatonin acrophase is correlated with rate of circadian adaptation to nightshift but not re-adaptation to day shift offshore. Chronobiology International (special issue) Abstract.
Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition
Teaching responsibilities at all levels of the programme using a variety of delivery methods, including traditional lectures, active learning, EBL and e-learning.
Module Organiser for:
- BMS2024 Nutrition Education and Health Promotion
- BMS3018 Public Health Nutrition
- MSc Nutritional Medicine module 2 Public Health Nutrition and Epidemiology
- MSc Nutritional Medicine module 7 Nutrition and Aging
BS2024 Nutrition Education and Health Promotion:
Delivery is via Lectures, and action learning discussion groups. Assessment is by Coursework.
- Theory of Nutrition education,
- UK food and nutrition policy,
- health statistics and food consumption trends.
- Factors affecting food choice and working with target groups.
BMS2027 Nutritional needs of Population groups.
- Topic: Foetal Nutrition
BMS3018 Public Health Nutrition:
Delivery is via Lectures, group discussions, assessment is by coursework.
- Local national and global public health nutrition;
- Determinants of Health in the UK;
- PHN policy and programme planning;
- Food based dietary guidelines;
- International nutrition . A global food supply.
BMS3013 Growth and Development:
Topic: Early life nutrition and later disease.
Further academic interests:
Course development, learning & teaching techniques.
Accreditation of Nutrition Degree programmes.