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Jasmine Challis

Guest Lecturer in Nutrition for MSc Dance Science/ MSc Dance Science Project Supervisor

Biography

Jasmine has an Honours Degree in Nutrition and a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics from the University of London. She has qualifications in teaching young people and adults and has undertaken training in group work and increasing motivation. She is registered as a dietitian with the Health Care Professions Council. Jasmine is an Accredited Nutritionist (Association for Nutrition) and is a High Performance registrant on the Sport and Exercise Nutrition  register (SENr). She has a particular interest in dance but has worked with athletes from a variety of backgrounds. She has worked with dance students, teachers and  professionals for more than 25 years. She has given group talks and individual advice to professional dance schools and companies as well as international presentations including at IADMS conferences. Jasmine was on the Medical Advisory Panel for Dance UK and has been involved in Dance UK Roadshows giving talks/workshops on ‘Nutri­tion and Dance Performance’ and on ‘Eating Disorders’ and has run courses on these topics for dance teachers. She is the nutrition consultant for the Dance UK Information Sheet on Food and Nutrition for Dancers and co-author of the recently produced IADMS Nutrition Resource paper. Away from dance she continues working with patients & clients both with disordered eating and other medical problems. Her experience with patients with eating disorders is extensive and her work currently includes being part of a team with a number of consultant psychiatrists in central London and also in Reading.  Jasmine was part of the original team running a course on managing eating disorders for qualified dietitians. She was a Council Member (Director) of the British Dietetic Association (board of directors) for over 5 years. Jasmine is currently undertaking a MRes in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Roehampton (part-time).