Hi! Callum here from Scotland!
In my previous work I was employed as a project assistant at The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences and carried out research and data collection in various studies within the brain health in school group. The work of these studies included investigating the effect of increased physical activity time and extra home work time on adolescents' fitness levels and cognitive functionality. My masters thesis on the other hand investigated the association between diet quality (healthy eating and diet diversity) and health-related quality of life in adolescents.
Whilst studying the Nutrition Science MSc I was also a digital ambassador for Karolinska Institutet and wrote blogs about student life at Karolinska Institutet and life in Stockholm whilst helping prospective students with their questions and queries.
I am passionate about physical activity and eating a healthy diet. I thoroughly enjoy playing squash, running and training in the gym. I also like to eat a well-balanced diet but am a foodie at heart and love to eat food from all around the world.
The first part of my research will be investigating the associations between time spent in physical activity, sleep and sedentary behaviour and various non-communicable diseases. The second part of my research will investigate the barriers and facilitators that inhibit or allow those who have had non-communicable diseases to resume or start a healthy lifestyle. This will be a qualitative study, where healthcare professionals will be interviewed.
I am passionate about promoting physical activity and a healthy and varied diet, especially in adolescents and those that can struggle to achieve healthy lifestyle.
BSc in Cell Biology
MSc in Nutrition Science