Ayela Spiro BSc, Nutrition Science Manager
After a previous career in arts and fashion management, Ayela graduated from Kings College, London with a BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics, and began her nutrition career as a research dietitian at Imperial College, where she developed a special interest in cancer and malnutrition, and was awarded the Nutricia Clinical Research Prize. Ayela has subsequently developed strategies for elderly malnutrition with key health and charity organisations including Age UK, the Malnutrition Task Force and Guy's and St Thomas' and has been involved in nutrition research required for the Department of Health and the National Patient Safety Agency. Ayela is Nutrition Science Manager at BNF. At the heart of her role is providing expert advice and communicating evidence-based nutrition science and its association with public health concerns to key audiences including consumers, health professionals, charities, the media and the food industry. This strong interest in evidence-based public health was developed at the start of Ayela’s nutrition career as a research dietitian, and has continued in her work as a nutrition scientist.
Ayela has been published in several journals including the British Journal of Cancer and Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics and is regularly invited to speak at conferences. Among her other responsibilities within BNF she is involved with working with academics on impact for research grant applications, leads on the conference/webinar science programme. Ayela also oversees a robust information production process helping to ensure output is of high quality, evidence-based and applicable to the needs of the audience it is aimed at.
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