About Ellis Vyth, PhD
After studying Nutrition and Health at Wageningen University I obtained my PhD at VU University Amsterdam. During my postdoctoral research there I developed my own research line in the field of healthy nutrition in schools, healthy school canteens and healthy worksite cafeterias. I was in charge of developing public-private partnerships, acquiring subsidies and supervising junior researchers and PhD students. Additionally, I advised daycare centers, schools, companies and governmental organisations how to strengthen their nutrition policy and evaluate the effects. I am an expert in creating multi-disciplinary collaborations between research, policy and practice.
Currently, I am working as a freelance trainer. I give communication training to researchers. In these trainings we use real life situations where I use my 11 years of acting experience. Because of my academic background I know which communication skills are necessary for researchers. My passion is to inspire researchers to discover their own unique qualities. Furthermore, I am frequently asked to give workshops and lectures about nutrition, health and science communication to diverse groups, such as business clubs, general practitioners, daycare centers, schools, and volunteering organisations.
In my free time I enjoy cycling in the forests and hiking in the mountains with my husband and three kids.
Have a look at my resume on LinkedIn