Shawn McLaren

Shawn is a registered dietitian and balances his teaching and research commitments at London Met's School of Human Science with his NHS caseload of home enteral tube feeding patients.

Shawn McLaren

Shawn McLaren is a lecturer in the School of Human Sciences. He holds an MSc in Dietetics from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, and a PGDip (Dietetics) and BSc (Dietetics) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Shawn is a registered dietitian and balances his teaching and research commitments with his NHS caseload of home enteral tube feeding patients. He draws from his experience practicing in outpatient clinics in South Africa, and contributing to NGO sector projects aimed at treating and preventing childhood malnutrition and improving household food security.

Courses:

Dietetics and Nutrition BSc (Hons)


Research interests:

  • Anthropometry and growth monitoring in children
  • Food security
  • The nutrition transition and global double burden of disease
  • McLaren S, Steenkamp L, Venter D (2017).  Use of mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) as a screening tool in an urban township in the Eastern Cape:  Rationale for testing changed cut-off values to identify malnutrition.  South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition 30 (4)

  • McLaren S, Steenkamp L, Feeley A, Nyarko J, Venter D (2018).  Food security, social welfare and low birth weight:  Implications for childhood malnutrition in an urban Eastern Cape Province township.  The South African Journal of Child Health 12 (3):  95-99

Email: s.mclaren@londonmet.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7133 3642