Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Dental Health, King’s College, University of London, UK, 2018
  • B.Sc., Food Science and Nutrition, University of Northumbria, United Kingdom, 2012
Additional Education & Training
  • Pet Food Manufacturers' Association Nutrition Training – July 2022
  • Basic First Aid – October 2021
  • Introduction to "R" - May 2020
  • InCytometry Introduction to Flow Cytometry - January 2020
  • Intermediate Food Hygiene - August 2018
  • Good Clinical Practice - August 2018
  • Microsoft Word for Long Documents – January 2018
  • Intermediate SPSS – October 2017

Dr. Pushpass has a background in food science and nutrition with experience in clinical research and dietary intervention studies. She has technical knowledge and experience in clinical research methodologies, including study coordination, data analysis and statistics. Dr. Pushpass has previously worked on a large, randomized control dietary intervention study and has experience in performing critical literature reviews and summarizing clinical and pre-clinical literature on nutrition and diet-health links.. 

Dr Pushpass has experience and knowledge in nutrient intake and diet quality assessment, examining the link between dietary intake and health outcomes, and nutrient modelling to assess the impact of reformulation or dietary modifications on measures of health. Dr. Pushpass also has expertise in dietary exposure assessments, including managing data from international nutrition surveys and analysis of dietary intake data. Dr. Pushpass has also previously worked in the food industry, with experience in sensory analysis and product development. 

Dr. Pushpass completed her PhD in health sciences at King's College London with a BBSRC CASE studentship in conjunction with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). As part of her doctoral studies, she conducted a work placement in global patents at GSK assisting the in-house legal team for consumer healthcare. She has also presented her original research at international conferences including the Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium and the Biology of Ageing Gordon Conference, for which she was awarded a King's College Ageing Research award.