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Dr Pedro Barra

Associate professor


I graduated in Human Nutrition and Dietetics (5 year degree) from University of Porto, Portugal, in 2000. Subsequently, I came to the UK and graduated in 2001 with an MSc in Clinical Nutrition & Immunology from University of Surrey Roehampton and in 2007 with a PhD from Roehampton University (degree awarded by University of Surrey) (Title of Thesis: "RNA and protein turnover in premature infants with necrotising enterocolitis").

In November 2007, I took my first full-time lectureship position as a Lecturer in Nutrition at Kingston University, where I subsequently also obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at Kingston University in 2009. I am now the Course Director for the BSc (Hons) Nutrition (Human Nutrition). My main interests, beyond my subject area, relate to the use of technology to enhance learning and teaching.

Areas of specialism

  • Nutrition
  • Technology Enhanced Learning


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Kingston University)
  • PhD (health/nutrition related) (University of Surrey)
  • MSc Clinical Nutrition & Immunology (University of Surrey Roehampton)
  • BSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics (University of Porto, Portugal)

Professional membership

Association for Nutrition (Registration No 3617)


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