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Kathy Merrett: Programme Leader and Lecturer in Food

Each month we will focus on a different person, showing how their career has developed from their education choices to their current job.

Kathy_DSC4553 This month we look at the route Kathy Merrett, our Programme Leader and lecturer, took in her studies and career.

In Kathy’s own words:

“Studied a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition at Kings College, London and then spent over 20 years in the food industry in a variety of roles including Nutritionist for Good Housekeeping Magazine, New Product Developer for Birds Eye Wall’s, Buyer for major retailers including Somerfield and Morrison’s  and Marketing Manager for Hazlewood Foods. Started my own business in  2002, helping small food businesses with marketing advice and how to get listed in retailers, and then after the recession of 2007 decided to go into teaching …and haven’t looked back!”