Amelia Lake

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20042020

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Academic Biography

Dr Amelia A Lake is a dietitian and public health nutritionist. Amelia works as a Professor of Public Health Nutrition at Teesside University and is an Associate Director of Fuse, The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health. Her current work is to explore the Obesogenic Environment. Amelia has a particular interest in the food environment, the environments of young people, energy drinks, the workplace environment, science communication and knowledge exchange. Her research involves transdisciplinary collaborations to examine how the environment interacts with individual behaviours.

Amelia received her first degree from Glasgow Caledonian University and worked in the National Health Service before taking up a research post with Newcastle University, where she completed a PhD and held a prestigious NIHR Post-doctoral Fellowship on the topic of Obesogenic Environments. One of the outcomes from this fellowship was the publication of a collected volume on Obesogenic Environments. Other roles have included, Senior Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition at Northumbria University, where in June 2010 she was awarded the Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO) Young Achiever Award for her Obesity research. Amelia's last post was at Durham University where she was an Associate Professor in Knowledge Exchange.

External Roles and Professional Activities

In February 2020 Amelia was identified as one of Timewise Power 50  winners for her achievements in a senior leadership role while working part-time.

Amelia is on the editorial board of BMC Public Health, Cities & Health and the British Nutrition Foundation's Nutrition Bulletin.

Amelia gave oral and written evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee on Energy Drinks (June 2018). Amelia represented the British Dietetic Association on the Public Health Responsibility Deal's Food Network High Level Steering Committee (2014-15). Amelia is a member of the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) Scientific Advisory Panel (Sept 2010). Amelia was a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Task Group on 'Takeaways & Obesity' (Sept 2010) and was a member of the Food Standards Agency Register of Specialists for Social Science (April 2009). Amelia has been an ASO Trustee (2006-2010), a member of Nutrition Society Council (2007-2010) and also a Research Committee member for the British Dietetic Association (BDA) (2000 - 2005). Amelia was a co-founder of the North East Obesogenic Environment Network (NEOeN) www.neoen.org.uk and  was the chair of the North East Obesity Forum (ASO regional group). Amelia was  a Beacon for Public Engagement Fellow as well as being a regular contributor to her profession's publications. Amelia is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has extensive experience of working with non-specialist audiences as well as academics, has produced various training programmes and related material.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Newcastle University

Award Date: 1 Dec 2004

Bachelor, Glasgow Caledonian University

Award Date: 30 Jun 1999

External positions

Associate Director , Fuse - UKCRC Centre for Translational Research in Public Health

30 Nov 2017 → …

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