Dr Julie Abayomi is a Reader in Dietetics & Associate Head of Applied Health & Social care at Edge Hill University. She graduated in nutrition and dietetics from Cardiff in 1993 and worked as an NHS dietitian for over 20 years, specialising in women’s health and nutrition for 12 years. In 2010 Julie was awarded a PhD based on research conducted at Liverpool Women’s hospital.
Julie is currently the chair of The British Dietetic Association (BDA) England Board and an active member of the BDA Maternal & Fertility Nutrition Specialists group.
Julie has presented at National/International conferences including Diabetes UK; The Nutrition Society; The British Dietetic Association and Mega Evento Nutricao, 2019 in Sao Paolo Brazil; The International congress of Dietetics (2021) and The European Federation of Dietetic Associations (2021). She has published papers in Nutrients; The Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics; The Journal of Diabetes Nursing; British Journal of Midwifery; Maternal and Child Nutrition and International Journal of quality in healthcare.
Research interests include: maternal nutrition, overweight and underweight in pregnancy; diabetes and pregnancy; diabetes and breastfeeding and chronic radiation enteritis.
Previous projects include ‘Fit for Birth’ – a longitudinal cohort study of obese pregnant women at Liverpool Women’s Hospital and two qualitative studies exploring the experiences of midwives and pregnant women regarding healthy eating and weight management advice during pregnancy.
I am currently involved with three research projects that involves collecting dietary data from pregnant women to determine their nutritional intake and compare this recommended intakes: 1) women with a twin/multiple pregnancy 2) black women 3) women taking part in an intervention called ‘Mamafit’.
I represent Edge Hill University on the Research committee at Liverpool Women’s Hospital.