Nutrition Integrates Conference, London, United Kingdom, 4th June 2015 / Sciad Newswire / Academics from Leeds Trinity University’s Department of Sport, Health and Nutrition have been awarded funding to help a regional healthcare business grow with a pioneering research project.

The project, which is the first in its field, aims to assist Skipton-based Principle Healthcare Ltd progress in the industry and develop credible nutrition products, through combining the expertise of healthcare professionals and academics.

The academics from Leeds Trinity University went through a rigorous process and fought off tough competition from other Yorkshire Universities before successfully being rewarded the financial support from the Yorkshire Innovation Fund.

Sally Moore, Principle Investigator and Associate Senior Lecturer in Food and Nutrition at Leeds Trinity University says: “Here at Leeds Trinity University, our success in working within nutrition research and with industry experts stems from building the right relationships. This then enables us to bring consumer healthcare professionals and scientific insight to the doorstep of industry to really make an impact and help Principle Healthcare grow through real life innovation.”

The research project is in its final stages and will be completed this month, with the aim of developing a new consumer product based on the professional and scientific research.

Nazli Dag, Group Nutritionist at Principle Healthcare international says: “This project represents a continuation of our work with academia and universities to develop credible and effective products which we know our consumers will want. Our work with Leeds Trinity University is the first in this field.”

Sally, along with Leeds Trinity University’s Nutrition Research Officer, Joe Rose, and Professor of Nutrition Education, Professor Judy Donnelly, will share their insights on academia and industry partnerships at the Nutrition Integrates 2015 Conference on 4 June.

Sally continues: “The conference is a great platform to share our experiences with other industry and academic panellists. We will be joined by heavyweights Unilever, Proctor and Gamble and representative from Nottingham University, so it’s a great honour to be part of such a high calibre line-up.”

Nutrition Integrates is held in London and promotes debate and discussion amongst senior level strategists from the nutrition and wider business communities.

Leeds Trinity University is becoming increasingly renowned for research excellence, with some of its research recently rated as 4*, world-leading in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) which assesses all the research published by UK institutions. The results support the University’s ambitious research strategy, which aims to secure Research Degree Awarding Powers by 2020. 

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In fewer than 50 years, Leeds Trinity University has transformed itself from two small Catholic teacher training colleges to an acclaimed university with an excellent track record for launching the careers of its students.

Employability

One of the first universities to include compulsory professional work placements with every degree, Leeds Trinity now work closely with over 2000 businesses across all sectors, regionally and nationally, who offer students placements that are relevant to their degrees. These partnerships also ensure that the University embeds into its curricula the skills required for students to secure graduate-level jobs in their field. The results speak for themselves, with 94% of our graduates employed or in further study within six months of graduating.

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Whilst maintaining a reputation for excellence in the training of teachers, the University has diversified to offer Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a range of subjects including Business, Education, Humanities, Media, Psychology and Sport. In particular, the University has a long-established reputation for being one of the leading providers of journalism training in the country.

Research excellence

The University is becoming increasingly renowned for research excellence, particularly in the Arts and Humanities, Sport and Exercise Sciences, Psychology, Education and Social Policy. It is home to the internationally-acclaimed Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies, and has also enhanced its reputation in pedagogic research by creating an Institute for Childhood and Education. By pooling the expertise of its acclaimed departments of Primary Education, Secondary Education and Children, Young People and Families, the Institute will collaborate with sector agencies operating in Children’s Services and Education to develop innovative, research-based approaches to practice in this challenging area. Leeds Trinity is also expanding its postgraduate research provision and offers a number of fully-funded PhD Studentships each year.

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We’re proud to have some of the most satisfied students in the country, evidenced by our most recent NSS results which revealed 88% of our 2014 graduates were satisfied with their course, against a national average of 86%. These scores reflect our commitment to offering a truly personalised university experience where every student is treated as a name, not a number.  This isn’t just marketing speak; it’s an ethos that underpins all that we do enabling students to benefit from personalised one-to-one support.

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