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Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Dietetics; MSc Nutrition; MSc Public Health.

About

I joined the University of Glamorgan in October 2008.

I have been working in Public Health since 2004. The role involved working at a strategic and local level with a range of partners with the objectives of implementing and evaluating a range of healthy eating/nutrition programmes as a response to local need.

I coordinated the implementation of the Welsh Assembly’s strategy “Appetite for Life” which aims to improve the nutritional standards of food and drink provided in schools throughout Wales.

I’ve been a committee member of the Alliance Board for the Nutrition and Physical Activity Network for Wales and a member of the Healthy Eating Food and Fitness Task and Finish Group until 2008.

I am currently a member of the newly established research centre PONT Community-to-Community Development.

Responsibilities

University Activities:

Senior Lecturer


Teaching:

Award Leader
BSc (Hons) Nutrition, Physical Activity and Community Health


Module Leader for the following modules:

SR3S15 Public Health Nutrition
SR2D04 Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in the Community
CH2H05 Clinical Nutrition


Teaching Contribution to the following modules:

SR2S17 Human Nutrition II
SR3S25 Applied Coaching Science
CA4S017 Protecting Public Health in Disasters
CA4S018 Promoting Public Health in Disasters

Publications

Conference Presentation:

2005 Filipponi, T., – The Ystradgynlais Community Food and Nutrition Programme – an integrated approach to dietary improvement”. Food Standard Agency “Eating for Health – Policy into Action”, Cardiff 15th June

2008 Filipponi, T., Bull, A., – Appetite for Life – Local Authority Caterers Association (LACA) Birmingham 8–10 July

2009 Filipponi, T., “School Meals? Yes, Thank you!” The role of dietetics professionals in health promotion. Italian National Association of Dieticians (ANDID). Riccione, 1 – 4 April

Poster Presentation:

2008 Filipponi, T, – Appetite for Life. World Health Organisation (WHO) “Community interventions to improve nutrition and physical activity”. Berlin, 21 – 22 February

Research

My principal research interests focus on evaluating the impact of behavioural models and theories in relation to lifestyle changes.

Especially looking at the link between research and its impact on policy-making.

I am also interested in the evaluation of the impact of public health interventions especially in the assessment of health, nutrition and food security programmes in developing countries.

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