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Subject Areas: Allied Health, Biosciences, Health, Public Health
Dr Marisol Warthon-Medina RNutr (Public Health), AFHEA, PhD. Marisol is a member of the International Institute of Nutritional Sciences and Applied Food Safety Studies.
Marisol's research activities
Dr Marisol Warthon-Medina is a Post-Doctoral Researcher working as Project Co-ordinator for The Network for the Biology of Zinc (Zinc-Net). Zinc-Net is funded by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology COST Action TD1304, and was set up to build a multidisciplinary platform of all professionals interested in zinc micronutrient. Marisol is based at the University Of Central Lancashire (UCLAN), at the International Institute of Nutritional Sciences and Applied Food Safety Studies (iINSAFSs), Division of Sport, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences (SENS), School of Sport and Wellbeing, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.
Dr Marisol Warthon-Medina worked as a Research assistant for the Network of Excellence EURRECA (EURopean micronutrient RECommendations Aligned) EU Framework 6 funded by the European Commission, which was set up to develop methodologies to standardise the process of setting micronutrient recommendations across Europe.
She has developed her experience from Veterinary research into Human Nutrition and Public Health, since winning a scholarship to pursue studies in the UK, she has worked in London as a theory leader in the management of childhood obesity (MEND), as a dietetic assistant volunteer at Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital and as a scholar for the Arthritic Action.
Her expertise is in micronutrient research and nutrition in vulnerable populations. Her PhD research investigated “Zinc intake-status-health relationships and the impact of multiple micronutrient supplementation on cognitive function in Peruvian pre-school children”.
Her MSc research looked into the “Nutritional status among the elderly in a London residential home compared with current guidelines”. Her BSc interest investigated the “Comparison of food portion sizes 1988 vs 2008 in the UK”, researching the average food portion sizes between 1988 (Food Standards Agency Portion sizes handbook) and 2008 for commonly consumed foods in the UK. Her interest in nutrition in children, pregnant and lactating women, adults and elderly started since she volunteered for both Peruvian and British Red Cross and grew through her Post Graduate studies and research activities that motivated her to accomplish a PhD degree at the University of Central Lancashire and plan to follow up the research in child health, development and micronutrient deficiencies in the developing world for the advancement of nutrition research.
Warthon-Medina, M.; Moran, V.H.; Stammers, A.L.; Dillon, S.; Qualter, P.; Nissensohn, M.; Serra-Majem, L.; Lowe, N.M. Zinc intake, status and indices of cognitive function in adults and children: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Clin Nutr 2015, 69, 649-661. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2015.60.