Dr Lucia del Carmen Vazquez Rocha is a registered dietitian in both Mexico and the United Kingdom (HCPC registration number DT 31305).
She graduated with honours from the University of Guadalajara and became a Registered Dietitian. She worked for one year as a Clinical Dietitian at Zoquipan Hospital in which she fell in love with clinical dietetics.
After the year in the hospital, she worked as an independent consultant for eight years. Simultaneously, she worked with various organisations such as the Municipal Institute of Women of Guadalajara in which she consulted women with osteoporosis, osteopenia, and cancer in 2011.
From 2013 to 2014, she worked as a lead dietitian for PAMDY, which is a charity dedicated to the integral treatment of children and adolescents with type one diabetes. She also worked part-time for food companies like Nestle from 2006 until 2007.
She combined her clinical work with her passion for teaching. From 2012 to 2014, she worked as a lecturer and tutor for Universidad La Salle in Durango, Mexico.
As a researcher, Dr Vazquez Rocha worked from May to November 2020 with the International Life Sciences Institute Europe. The publication of that work is pending.
Dr Vazquez’s love for clinical dietetics, made her realise that she would love to specialise in that area and decided to study a master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition at Universidad del Valle de Atemajac. She completed her degree in 2011. Then, she went to obtain a Diploma as Diabetes Educator in 2013 awarded by the Mexican Diabetes Federation.
In 2014, she obtained a scholarship from the Mexican government to study a PhD at the University of Nottingham. She graduated in July 2019; her thesis title was “Dietary intervention on Brown Adipose Tissue”. In 2016, she obtained the Sue Watson award for best postgraduate presentation of 3rd year PhD students at the School of Medicine. In 2019, her first journal article was published in collaboration with Dr Jose Muros from the University of Granada in Spain.
In 2020, she became accredited as Obesity Expert by the World Obesity Federation.
- Obesity, brown Adipose tissue, diabetes
Presentation at conferences:
- Vazquez, L.; Budge, H.; Law, J; Symonds, M. “The prebiotic effect on Brown Adipose Tissue”. Second Midlands Academy of Medical Sciences Research Festival. March 2017.
- L. Vazquez, J. Law, M. Symonds and H. Budge. “Can dietary supplementation promote brown adipose tissue thermogenesis in healthy adults?” Nutrition Futures Conference- The Nutrition Society. Newcastle University. September 2018.
- Vazquez, L. The prebiotic effect on brown adipose tissue (The PRE-BAT study). ICOMES 2020. International Congress on Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome. September 2020.
Member of the Nutrition Society and the British Dietetic Association