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Dominique Glatt— MSc Dietetics Dominique recently completed an MSc Dietetics at QMU. Before coming to study at QMU, Dominique completed an undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Virginia in the USA, where she was first introduced to the study of nutrition and dietetics. To support her studies, Dominique was appointed as a laboratory technician in a cardiovascular disease (CVD) research laboratory and as a teaching assistant for the introductory Human Nutrition course at the University of Virginia. Dominique also has an MSc Human Nutrition and Metabolism, as well as work experience as a research assistant for the Rowett Institute and as a researcher for Aberdeen-based biotech company, Scotia Biologics Ltd. “Nutrition has always fascinated me. As an undergraduate it was more from a scientific perspective, but as I continued to study nutrition I became more aware of the gap between the researcher and the public, which I wanted to explore. An MSc Human Nutrition and Metabolism gave me the foundation to become a nutritionist. However, to become a nutritional expert and be able to treat and nutritionally diagnose patients, I knew I would need a degree in dietetics. I was also looking for opportunities that are available as a qualified and registered dietitian, to work within the NHS or have my own clients one day. “QMU makes a significant contribution to nutritional research in Scotland and the world. It advances professional practice, including dietetics, by providing solid foundations for evidence-based practice, making its research not only notable but directly beneficial to healthcare and the wider public. The University is also a true practitioner of service-based research, with QMU’s eResearch programme further promoting free public access to published research.” 51