Dr Vanessa Halliday SFHEA, PhD, RD,
RNutr (Public Health)
Director of Learning and Teaching
Section of Public Health
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
The University of Sheffield
30 Regent Street
Office: Room G045, Ground Floor, Regent Court
Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 4268
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 0749
I joined the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) in 2013 as a Lecturer in Public Health. My undergraduate degree was in animal nutrition and physiology, following which I completed a PG Diploma in Dietetics. Since 1996 I have been a registered dietitian, working for a number of NHS organisations, predominantly in the field of oncology and palliative care. In 2005 the opportunity arose for me to pursue a career in higher education. I joined the University of Nottingham as a Teacher Practitioner, and subsequently as a Lecturer in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics. My role involved contributing to the teaching and clinical placement management on the undergraduate Master of Nutrition course. More recently, as Course Director for the Master of Public Health by distance learning programme (MPH online), I have developed an enthusiastic interest in the use of technology to enhance our students’ experience of online learning at the University of Sheffield.
My research interests are primarily around the prevention and treatment of malnutrition in vulnerable population groups. Whilst the majority of my work has focused on undernutrition and nutrition support, I am also interested in the management of obesity. I have experience of using quantitative approaches, including the development of health measurement scales, as well as qualitative methods.
My approach to teaching is student centred and focuses on real-world practice, whether this be in the subject area of nutrition or research methodology. Sharing enthusiasm for my subject area with my students is important. Equally so is sharing my enthusiasm for teaching with my peers. In 2015 I became a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).
As the Director of Learning and Teaching for ScHARR I am able to contribute to the coordination and management of learning and teaching in the School. I am also the Deputy Programme Lead for the MSc Human Nutrition.
Current teaching involvement:
- HAR6215/OCP615 Nutrition in Health and Disease Module Leader
- HAR6212/OCP612 Nutritional Epidemiology Deputy Module Leader
- Dissertation Supervisor for students on MPH, MSc Clinical Research and MSc Human Nutrition.
I am interested in supervising research students in topics related to clinical nutrition and public health nutrition.
I am a Registered Dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA). I am also a Registered Nutritionist (Public Health) with the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN).
HighCALS: A programme to develop and evaluate a complex intervention to achieve a high calorie diet for people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis This study is funded by a NIHR programme grant.
Investigating the effect of post-operative home jejunostomy feeding on quality of life and nutritional parameters in patients with oesophago-gastric cancer. In collaboration with a research team at University Hospitals Leicester. This study was funded by a Research for Patient Benefit (NIHR) grant (2012-2015).
Investigating neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) for people with non-small cell lung cancer receiving chemotherapy. Funded by a National Cancer Research Institute Lung Cancer Supportive and Palliative Care grant. My involvement was with the qualitiative arm of this study. The aim was to provide detailed understanding about the use of NMES from the patient's prospective (2009-2011).
Predicting weight loss in people with cancer. This mixed methods research project was funded by a capacity building grant from the National Cancer Research Institute. The study involved the reliability and predictive validity testing of a cancer appetite and symptom questionnaire. In addition, qualitative interviews were conducted to explore the experiences of weight loss in people with lung and upper GI cancer (2007-2010).
- How to Facilitate Lifestyle Change: Applying Group Education in Healthcare. John Wiley & Sons.
- Health care professionals’ views on psychological factors affecting nutritional behaviour in people with motor neuron disease : a thematic analysis. British Journal of Health Psychology. View this article in WRRO
- Psychological interventions as vaccine adjuvants: A systematic review. Vaccine, 37(25), 3255-3266. View this article in WRRO
- Impact of hospitalisation of children on parental dietary habits: a qualitative study. Archives of Disease in Childhood. View this article in WRRO
- Pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy following surgery for pancreatic cancer: An exploration of patient self-management. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN, 26, 97-103. View this article in WRRO
- Food security, nutrition and health of food bank attendees in an English city: a cross-sectional study. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition. View this article in WRRO
- Positive mood on the day of influenza vaccination predicts vaccine effectiveness: A prospective observational cohort study. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 67, 314-323. View this article in WRRO
- Qualitative Investigation of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan in a UK NHS Crisis Care Setting. Issues in Mental Health Nursing (Informa), 38(7), 570-577. View this article in WRRO
- Nutrient intake and contribution of home enteral nutrition to meeting nutritional requirements after oesophagectomy and total gastrectomy. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 71, 1121-1128. View this article in WRRO
- View this article in WRRO Designing pre-bariatric surgery education: The value of Patients' experiences. Journal of Diabetes Nursing, 4, 119-125.
- A systematic review of the nutritional consequences of esophagectomy. Clinical Nutrition, 35(5), 987-994. View this article in WRRO
- Cancer Appetite and Symptom Questionnaire (CASQ) for Brazilian Patients: Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Validation Study. PLOS ONE, 11(6), e0156288-e0156288. View this article in WRRO
- Exploring primary school headteachers' perspectives on the barriers and facilitators of preventing childhood obesity: Table 1. Journal of Public Health, 38(1), 44-52.
- A randomised controlled trial of six weeks of home enteral nutrition versus standard care after oesophagectomy or total gastrectomy for cancer: report on a pilot and feasibility study.. Trials, 16(1), 531-531. View this article in WRRO
- Patient and Family Caregivers’ Experiences of Living With a Jejunostomy Feeding Tube After Surgery for Esophagogastric Cancer. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 41(5), 837-843. View this article in WRRO
- Investigating the use of the neutropenic diet: a survey of UK dietitians. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 28(5), 510-515.
- Six weeks of home enteral nutrition versus standard care after esophagectomy or total gastrectomy for cancer: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 15(1). View this article in WRRO
- Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation of the Quadriceps in Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Receiving Palliative Chemotherapy: A Randomized Phase II Study. PLoS ONE, 8(12). View this article in WRRO
- The liking and preferences of people with thoracic cancer for oral nutritional supplement drinks. e-SPEN Journal, 8(2), e55-e58.
- 138 Is neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) an acceptable and feasible exercise intervention for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) receiving palliative chemotherapy? Preliminary results from the NCRI NMES trial. Lung Cancer, 79, S46-S47.
- Development and testing of a cancer appetite and symptom questionnaire. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 25(3), 217-224.
- NICE guidance for screening for malnutrition: implications for lung cancer services. Thorax, 62(9), 835-835.
- Study protocol to investigate the effect of a lifestyle intervention on body weight, psychological health status and risk factors associated with disease recurrence in women recovering from breast cancer treatment [ISRCTN08045231]. BMC Cancer, 6(1). View this article in WRRO
- Screening for malnutrition: Implications for upper gastrointestinal cancer services. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 102(5), 543-544.
- View this article in WRRO Headteachers’ and chairs of governors’ perspectives on adolescent obesity and its prevention in English secondary school settings. Journal of Public Health (Springer).
- Oxford Handbook of Nutrition and Dietetics In Webster-Gandy J, Madden A & Holdsworth M (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Nutrition and Dietetics Oxford University Press
- Palliative Care Formulary In Twycross R & Wilcock A (Ed.), Palliative Care Formulary Radcliffe Publishing
- Resources, How to Facilitate Lifestyle Change (pp. 109-124). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
- Managing group interaction and how to overcome challenges, How to Facilitate Lifestyle Change (pp. 150-165). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
- Delivering the session, How to Facilitate Lifestyle Change (pp. 82-108). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Conference proceedings papers
- P52 How Poor are Foodbank Recipients’ Diets? – A Cross-sectional Study of Nutrient Intake. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Vol. 70(Suppl 1) (pp A76.2-A77)
- PTU-138 A randomised controlled trial of six weeks of home enteral nutrition versus standard care after oesophagectomy or total gastrectomy for cancer: report on a pilot and feasibility study. Gut, Vol. 64(Suppl 1) (pp A123.2-A124)
- OC-113 Contribution of home jejunostomy feeding in meeting energy and protein requirements in the months following oesophagogastric resection for cancer: Abstract OC-113 Table 1. Gut, Vol. 64(Suppl 1) (pp A56.2-A57)
- In hospital nutritional intake in patients undergoing elective oesophagogastric resection. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, Vol. 101 (pp 38-38)
- PERFORMING QUALITATIVE INTERVIEWS WITH POST-OPERATIVE PATIENTS CAN OFFER VALUABLE INSIGHTS INTO WHAT EDUCATION WE SHOULD PROVIDE TO NEW BARIATRIC SURGERY CANDIDATES. OBESITY SURGERY, Vol. 24(8) (pp 1186-1186)
- The effect of a lifestyle intervention on body weight, psychological health status, and risk factors associated with disease recurrence in women recovering from breast cancer treatment: Study protocol and interim findings. JOURNAL OF NUTRITION, Vol. 137(1) (pp 284S-284S)