Mai holds a First class BSc (Hon) in Biological Sciences from the University of Navarra (Spain). Also, in 2010, she graduated with distinction from the University of Bristol with an MSc in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health. Following her degree, she spent 3 years working on a PhD research on plant Biochemistry at the CSIC (Madrid) with a focus on understanding the impact of different wavelengths of light on the production of nitrate reductase. However, with a year to go, she had to make a decision between her personal life and academic career. The heart won and she moved to England. For the next few years Mai worked as an IT project manager for HBOS. Still, the positive impact of nutrition and exercise on health has always been her passion. This was reflected in the creation of a Health and Fitness website providing information and dietary/activity challenges to IT colleagues. In the last year Mai decided to make the transition to this field official. She spent several months volunteering for the Exercise, Nutrition and Health department at Bristol University, providing support on the PEACH project. In her free time (if any, after looking after 3 children...), Mai enjoys an active lifestyle having played basketball for 30 years for the First Division and local National League. Mai also enjoys badminton, cycling, mountain hiking and skiing.
Child health, parenting interventions, physical activity and healthy eating interventions, parenting styles and nutrition.
In January 2012, Mai joined the department formally as a Field Worker, working on the TEAMPLAY and B-Proact1v projects.