Elizabeth Atherton

Elizabeth Atherton studied Nutrition & Dietetics at the University of Surrey, graduating in 2009. Following this she worked as a clinical dietitian in the NHS, specialising in the area of obesity surgery. Whilst she has always had a personal interest in the wider determinants of health, working with patients undergoing surgery for a condition that is predominantly a symptom of our society, cemented her ambition to move into public health. She spent three months volunteering for a nutritional NGO in Nepal and then went on to complete an MSc in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Elizabeth works at Medact as the Sustainable Diets and Health Project Manager. This involves developing and implementing a set of four inter-connected projects aimed at promoting healthy, sustainable and ethical food systems, as well as reducing levels of unhealthy and unsustainable meat and dairy consumption.