Sara Alsilmi


I am a first-year postgraduate researcher at the School of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Leeds. I have teaching experience as a lecturer at the College of Applied Medical Sciences at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. My Ph.D. thesis will examine diets and food choice in primary school-age children using a mixed-method approach; the work will look to inform policy and practice.  

Research interests

  • Childhood obesity.
  • School food programs.
  • Nutrition policy.
  • Food choice and eating behavior.
  • Choice architecture and nudge theory


  • MA- Educational Psychology
  • BSc- Clinical Nutrition