I obtained my BSc Hons in Physiology, Sports Science and Nutrition from the University of Glasgow in 2004. I went on to work within Dundee City Council as an Eating for Health Advisor in a local primary school whilst piloting a healthy eating initiative in Dundee after-schools clubs.
In 2006 I became a Teaching Fellow at the University of Abertay Dundee where I lectured and co-ordinated modules in the fields of Nutrition and Physiology to a wide variety of undergraduate students.
I completed my PhD entitled "Determinants of seafood inclusion in pre-school age children" at the University of Aberdeen and graduated in June 2017.
Research Interest: My primary research interest lies within the field of nutrition and health, specifically within the field of early years and childhood nutrition and the prevention of obesity.
data source: symbiosis
Cecil, JE, Carstairs, S
, Caton, S, Blundell-Birtill, P, Rolls, B & Hetherington, MM 2018, 'Downsizing meal items in pre-schoolers using variety
, vol 123, pp. 460. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2017.11.051
, Craig, LCA, Marais, D, Bora, OE & Kiezebrink, K 2016, 'A comparison of pre-prepared commercial infant feeding meals with home-cooked recipes
' Archives of Disease in Childhood
, vol 101, no. 11, pp. 1037-1042. DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2015-310098
, Marais, D, Craig, L & Kiezebrink, K 2016, 'Seafood inclusion in commercial main meal early years' food products
' Maternal and Child Nutrition
, vol 12, no. 4, pp. 860-868. DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12185
, Marais, D, Craig, L & Kiezebrink, K 2016, 'Something fishy about home-cooked infant feeding recipes
' Community Practitioner
, vol 89, no. 4, pp. 36-41.
, Marais, D, Craig, L & Kiezebrink, K 2014, 'Seafood inclusion ion early years' feeding: a comparison of commercial products to home-cooking
' Second International Conference on Nutrition and Growth, Barcelona, Spain, 30/01/14
, Marais, D, Craig, LCA & Kiezebrink, K 2014, 'Seafood inclusion in early years feeding: a review of information resources
' British Feeding and Drinking Group, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, 3/04/14