Season 2 Making Sense of Research Papers

MyNutriWeb Journal Club Schedule

The MyNutriWeb Journal Club supports nutrition professionals to ensure they use the strongest available evidence to inform practice.

In this season’s series, we cover tools and techniques to help members best understand and appraise research publications, through the examination and discussion of example papers selected by leading nutrition guest experts.

This season will be facilitated by Dr Caroline Childs, Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences within Medicine at the University of Southampton. Each session will feature a guest expert who will be invited to review a paper of their choice, a recent paper which is open access (not their own). Papers will be shared with members in advance to read and prepare questions for discussion.

MyNutriWeb Journal Club is closed environment for all health professionals who sign up to the Club
All club members must register for each live event.

The sessions will be recorded. The recordings may be shared with members post live event.

Season 2 schedule

All sessions are on Tuesdays, 8–9pm

• 12 October: Effectiveness of workplace wellness programmes – systematic reviews and meta-analyses Dr Sue Reeves
• 16 November: Athlete Nutrition Connor Parker
• 14 December: Decolonising Obesity Dr Fatima Perez de Heredia Benedicte
• 11 January: Diabetes No More: A Dream Coming True Professor Mike Lean
• 15 March: Health before Pregnancy to Improve Outcomes Dr Angela Flynn
• 22 November: Emotional Eating Dr Rebecca Richards – Unfortunately, this session was postponed from April, but the date is now confirmed

Professor Mike Lean - Clinical Senior Research Fellow/Honorary Consultant, School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing, University of Glasgow

Session 6: Emotional Eating: Is it what we think it is?
22 November 8–9pm – Unfortunately, this session was postponed from April, but this new date is now confirmed
Dr Rebecca Richards, Practitioner Psychologist, Research Associate. Adult Weight Management Service, MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge
Chaired by Dr Caroline Elizabeth Childs BSc (Hons) PhD RNutr.

The session discusses the paper: Bongers P, Jansen A. Emotional Eating Is Not What You Think It Is and Emotional Eating Scales Do Not Measure What You Think They Measure. Front Psychol. 2016;7:1932. Published 2016 Dec 8. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01932

How to register

Registration details will be sent to Journal Club members: fill in the form below to join the club. If you’re already a member, look out for the registration link in your inbox!

Session 6 Details

Clear understanding of:
• The concept of emotional eating and its nuances
• How emotional eating is typically measured in eating research and the possible limitations of these measures
• Some alternative interpretations of emotional eating questionnaire scores

Be aware of:
• The implications of this body of research for clinical practice
• The further research that is required to advance this area of study

Be able to:
• Better identify emotional eating in clinical practice
• Consider alternative interpretations of emotional eating questionnaire scores
• Critically appraise future research on emotional eating


About Expert Reviewer Dr Rebecca Richards

Rebecca is a Practitioner Psychologist (Chartered Health Psychologist, registered with the HCPC and BPS) in a tier 3 NHS adult weight management service in South Wales. She is also a postdoctoral Research Associate at the MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge, specialising in the development of scalable, cost-effective psychological and behavioural interventions for weight loss and weight maintenance. Additionally, Rebecca has a special interest in habit theory applied to weight loss maintenance. In October 2020, Rebecca was elected as a Trustee for the Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO), for a three-year term and has recently been elected as Chair of the ASO Scientific and Research Advisory committee.

Dr Caroline Childs, Journal Club Season 2 Chair

Each session will be chaired by Dr Caroline Childs, Nutrition and Metabolism subject lead in Medicine at the University of Southampton. She received student-nominated awards for ‘most engaging lecturer’ and ‘best pastoral support’ and a colleague-nominated award for teaching excellence. Dr Childs is a Nutrition Society Ambassador and a South East Regional Representative for the Association for Nutrition.

As she says, “Developing skills in critical appraisal is an essential part of being a competent nutrition professional – whether you’re a dietitian, nutritionist or health professional specialising in nutrition.”

Why Join Journal Club?

Members-only access

Journal Club members can access recordings of past sessions and download slides. Previous sessions from Season 1 included:

• Top tips for reading and reviewing a paper Dr Caroline Childs, University of Southampton
• Energy content of frequently purchased restaurant meals Dr Sue Reeves, University of Roehampton
• The common cold – could probiotics help? Dr Gemma Walton, University of Reading
• Can a mobile app improve nutrition for women before and during pregnancy? Dr Sarah Hillier, University of Southampton
• Time-restricted eating for obesity management Dr Fatima Perez de Heredia, Liverpool John Moores University

To become a Journal Club member register below.
You will then start receiving Journal Club emails which will give you access to recordings of past sessions and slides.
You will also be informed of upcoming sessions.


Journal Club Membership Form




This season has been CPD approved by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and the Association for Nutrition (AfN).


Once you have viewed a full recorded session the mynutriweb team will review and arrange to send you your certificate via email from within two weeks of viewing the session.