« Make healthy hydration the new norm »

'SPLASH': healthy hydration for children

By Pauline Douglas & Katerina Belogianni

Recorded on 22/06/2022

2022 edition water science


Pauline Douglas BSc Dietetics, PgCHEP, MBA, MIHM, FIANE, FHEA, FBDA, RD graduated from Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh with a degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. She has an MBA in Health and Social Care Management. She worked in Belfast City Hospital Northern Ireland for many years before going to Ulster University where she is currently Senior Lecturer; Clinical Dietetics Facilitator. She is Ulster Dietetic Expert liaison to the Masters in Dietetics programme Hong Kong University SPACE. Her research at the Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE) is focused on nutrition education. A particular interest of Pauline’s is in healthy hydration and she leads on the European Healthy hydration Awareness Campaign (EuHHAC) which is specifically focussed on giving dietitians the knowledge, skills and tools to inform their practice and so be facilitators of change. Pauline is Vice Chair of NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health which is an award-winning, interdisciplinary think-tank, training academy and knowledge network anchored in Cambridge and with principal hubs in Cambridge, London, Ulster and Parma. Its international networks extend from North America, through Africa and South Asia to Australia. Pauline is Associate International Dean (Cordia Group of Educational Institutes in India and Lord Rana Foundation Trust in Northern Ireland). To date Pauline has published scientific papers, edited several books and been author and contributor to a significant number of policy papers at national and international impact level. Pauline is a visiting scholar of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. She is past Chairman of the British Dietetic Association and is their international representative. She currently sits on the Executive committee of the European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians.

Katerina Belogianni is a registered dietitian and associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK with 10 years of experience in European projects. She has a great interest in research aiming to improve current dietetic practices and pedagogical approaches. She has contributed to the development of online courses and initiatives for dietitians on Healthy Hydration and IBS management. She is currently developing online courses on Gut Microbiota, Sustainable Diets and Social Media Communication for dietitians. In paralle, she is undertaking mixed-method research to develop novel integrated pathways for IBS management.