Miranda Harris

Miranda Harris (6)

Senior Lecturer, Nutritional Therapy

Department of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Nutritional Therapy

Contact Details

email: m.harris@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 542418

I enjoy teaching, learning and researching about Nutrition, Sports Nutrition and Behaviour Change. I enjoy the challenge of motivating and encouraging independent learning in any student whether they are Level 4 or Level 7. I enjoy the challenge of research methods, in particular research strategy and quantitative statistics.

My own Nutritional Therapy clinical practice and work as an independent cycling coach provides useful experience for both teaching and assessing, as well as case studies for application of theory into practice.

As a very keen cyclist and triathlete, I am pleased to have been part of the GB Age Group Team for both triathlon and duathlon in 2007, 2015 and 2016. I am currently training for a marathon in 2018 and Ironman in 2019/20.


Masters in Nutritional Therapy (Distinction)
Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Post Graduate Certificate in the Competitive Athlete
British Cycling Level 3 Coach for Road Racing and Time Trialling

Teaching & Research


Module lead for:

NUTH 4015/4034 Nutrition through the Lifespan
NUTH 4017/4038 Research Methods
NUTH 4025 Nutrition for Optimum Sports Performance and Health
HESC3090 Nutrition and Health

Contribute to:

NUTH 4019 Dissertation (SPSS workshops for quantitative analysis and supervision)
BIOS 3113; 3302 (Sports nutrition)
NUTH 4016 Clinic Assessor (Sports)


Interests include:

Nutrition and Functional Medicine
Sports Nutrition: an individual approach
Immune function: effects of exercise on Immune function (positive and negative)
Behaviour change
Mental Wellbeing
Research Methods
Evaluation of clinical practice

Professional Bodies

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
British Cycling


Current research with Alison Benbow:

Evaluating the effectiveness of Nutritional Therapy (NT) in the McClelland teaching clinic at the University of Worcester (UoW).

Contributed to recent journal article with statistical analysis, which is acknowledged in: Benbow, Alison and Ralph, S. and Watkins, K. and Granger, C. (2017) Exploring the Current Working Profiles of Nutritional Therapists to Inform Curriculum and Professional Development. European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 15. pp. 23-31.

Research strategy, design and statistical analysis:
BBC Trust Me Im a Doctor Gluten free project (completed summer 2016).

Poster presentations

Poster presentations at the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) conference June 2018:

Differences in nutritional knowledge, attitude and behaviour of weight-loss programme and Health at Every Size followers (Jess Cadbury and Miranda Harris)

An Evaluation of the Outcomes of a Multi-Modal Brain Health Programme Research Proposal (Aurea Fellows and Miranda Harris)

Experiences of Living with Histamine Intolerance (Anna J. Cleary Ikin and Miranda D. Harris)

Poster presentations at the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) regional conference June 2017:

Nutritional Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviour in non-elite Competitive Cyclists.

Evaluating student experience of the updated Clinic Assessment Records (CAR) for Initial Consultation 1 and 2 in Clinic.

Presentations at Conferences:

Presentation at the Regional BANT Conference 2018:

Addressing obesity with different strategies.
Presentation at the Annual Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Conference 2016:

Evaluating student experience of the updated Clinic Assessment Records

Presentation at Research in Focus 2013:
Nutritional knowledge, habit and attitudes of non-elite competitive cyclists


Cytoplan: Sports Nutrition 2017

External Responsibilities

Nutritional Therapist in private practice
Cycling Coach