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Dr Carrie Ruxton

Dr Carrie Ruxton BSc, PhD is an established independent nutritionist who is widely published. After a spell at The Sugar Bureau, she worked as Chief Executive at The Nutrition Society and then as Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster as course leader for BSc Human Nutrition.

Since 2002 Dr Ruxton has been a freelance consultant offering research, strategy, writing and communications to the private and public sectors and the media. She consults to the NHS in Scotland on obesity and advises the Scottish Food Standards Agency. She is also an expert on Framework 7 EU research programme (2008).

 

Appointments

  • Freelance Dietician, Scotland, 2002 onwards
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Westminster, London, 2002
  • Chief Executive, The Nutrition Society, London, 2001
  • Research Manager, The Sugar Bureau, London, 1995 to 2000

Education and qualifications 

  • BSc (Distinction) Dietetics, Queen Margaret University (1990)
  • PhD in Nutrition, Queen Margaret University (1994)

Membership of professional societies and institutes

  • Registered Dietitian (since 1990)
  • Registered Public Health Nutritionist (since 2001)
  • Member of the Nutrition Society Council (2005-08)
  • Member of the Scottish Food Advisory Committee (since 2008)

Publishing and media roles

  • Former Reviews Editor for the Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Peer reviewer for various international journals including: International Journal of Obesity, British Journal of Nutrition, Nutrition Research Reviews, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, British Food Journal.
  • Articles on diet and nutrition for publications including Daily Express, Daily Record, Zest magazine, Good Housekeeping, Men’s Health, Metro, BBC Online and Western Daily Press.
  • BBC3 Honey We’re Killing the Kids
  • Radio Scotland’s John Beattie show

Publications

  • Ruxton CHS, Gardner EJ, McNulty HM (2010). Is sugar consumption detrimental to health? A review of the evidence 1995–2006. Critical Reviews in Food Science & Nutrition 50, 1-19.
  • Ruxton CHS, Derbyshire E, Gibson S (2010). Nutritional and health benefits of consuming eggs. Nutrition & Food Science 40 (3), 263-279.
  • Ruxton CHS (2010). New evidence and recommendations for the use of eggs in the diet. Nursing Standard 24 (37): 47-55.
  • Ruxton CHS, Derbyshire E (2010). Women’s diet quality in the UK. Nutrition Bulletin 35, 126-137.
  • Ruxton CHS, McMillan B (2010). The impact of mycoprotein on blood cholesterol levels: A pilot study. British Food Journal 112 (10), 1092-1101.
  • Ruxton CHS, Derbyshire E (2011). Diet adequacy in UK schoolchildren. Nutrition & Food Science 41 (1), 20-33.
  • Ruxton CHS (2011). The benefits of fish consumption. Nutrition Bulletin 36, 6-19.
  • Ruxton CHS, Hart VA (2011). A randomised cross-over trial to evaluate the impact of black tea on measures of hydration. British Journal of Nutrition 106 (4), 588-595.
  • Ruxton CHS (2011). Nutritional implications of obesity and dieting. Nutrition Bulletin 36, 199-211.
  • Ruxton CHS (2011). The role of red meat in a balanced diet. Nursing Standard 26 (7), 41-48.
  • Ruxton CHS (2011). The role of micronutrients in healthy ageing. Nutrition & Food Science 41 (6), 420-429.
  • Ruxton CHS, Derbyshire E, Mason P (2012). Associations between black tea consumption and the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Nutrition Bulletin 37, 4-15.
  • Ruxton CHS (2012). Promoting and maintaining healthy hydration for patients. Nursing Standard 26, 50-56.

Book chapters and other articles

  • Ruxton Carrie (2011) The value of commercial slimming groups. Network Health Dietitian, June, issue 65, 15-16.
  • Ruxton Carrie (2011) Eggs revisited: nutritious and safe to eat. EUFIC Food Today, 77, 3-4.
  • Ruxton Carrie (2011) Health effects of black and green teas. Network Health Dietitian, July, issue 66, 12-13.
  • Ruxton CHS (2011). The diets of young people in the UK. Complete Nutrition 11 (4), 12-14.
  • Ruxton Carrie (2011) Health claims for functional foods. Network Health Dietitian, November, issue 69, 11-12.
  • Ruxton CHS & Derbyshire E (2012). Adolescents: Nutritional requirements. In: Encyclopaedia of Human Nutrition 3rd Edition. Eds. Caballero B, Allen L, Prentice A. London: Elsevier.
  • Ruxton Carrie & Leicester Roger (2012). Colorectal cancer: treatment and prevention. Dietetics Today February issue, 22-25.
  • Ruxton Carrie (2011) Cereal grains and health. Network Health Dietitian, February, issue 71, 8-10.
  • Ruxton CHS (2012). Low-calorie sweeteners: Role and benefits. CN Focus June, 4(2), 52-55.
  • Ruxton CHS (2012). The benefits of eggs in the diet. CN Focus June, 4(2), 35-37.
  • Ruxton Carrie (2012) Eggs and satiety. Network Health Dietitian July, 76, 7-8.
  • Ruxton CHS (2011). Does red meat have a role in young children’s diets? Complete Nutrition September 12(4), 48-50.

Conference presentations

  • Griffin T, Leveritt M, Ruxton C (2005) An investigation into the effects of carbohydrate-electrolyte ingestion on cardiovascular function and hydration status during exercise. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society Winter meeting, London 2004.
  • Nematy M, Hickson M, Brynes AE, Ruxton C, Frost GS (2005) A pilot survey to investigate the nutritional status of patients with a fractured neck of femur and level of nutritional support provided during treatment. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society Summer meeting 2004.
  • Ruxton CHS (2005) Differences in snacking between obese and lean adults. Presented at the European Congress on Obesity, Athens. Obesity Reviews 6 (suppl 1): 98.
  • Ruxton CHS (2005) Are messages about weight management getting through? Presented at the European Congress on Obesity, Athens. Obesity Reviews 6 (suppl 1): 83.
  • Ruxton CHS, Hinton F, Evans CE (2005) Efficacy of a herbal weight management aid in free-living women. Presented at the European Congress on Obesity, Athens. Obesity Reviews 6 (suppl 1): 141.
  • Ruxton CHS, Hinton, F, Evans, CE (2005) Effectiveness of a herbal weight management aid in free-living women. Poster presented at the British Dietetic Association Conference, Cardiff.
  • Ruxton CHS, Kirkwood, L, Evans, CE (2006) Effectiveness of a herbal weight management supplement in a group of nurses. Poster presented at the British Dietetic Association Conference, London.
  • Ruxton CHS, Kirkwood, L, Evans, CE (2007) Impact of a herbal supplement on control of eating and body weight. Poster presented at the European Congress on Obesity, Budapest.
  • Ruxton CHS (2008) Obesity treatment and prevention in Scotland: the Scottish Obesity Action Resource (SOAR). Presentation given to the Scottish Association for the prevention of Obesity, Dundee.
  • James MVP, Flint KD, Ruxton CHS (2010) Long-chain n-3 fatty acid composition of seafood commonly eaten in the UK. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society Summer meeting 2009.
  • James MVP, Flint KD, Ruxton CHS (2010). Cooking losses of long-chain n-3 fatty acid in seafood commonly eaten in the UK. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society Summer meeting 2009.
  • Ruxton CHS, Hart VA (2011). A randomised cross-over trial to evaluate the impact of tea on measures of hydration. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society Irish Section meeting 2010.

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