Basma Ellahi is Professor of Public Health Nutrition in the Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Chester. Having spent nine years in senior management roles, developing and leading initiatives in nutrition and health subjects Basma now focusses on research development, both nationally and internationally, in the Public Health Nutrition Research Group she directs and which employs a number of researchers on various grants. Her current research areas include diabetes management, older persons and malnutrition, portion size control in south Asians.
Basma is a Registered Nutritionist, African Nutrition Society member, an elected member of AfN Council and Course Accreditation Committee as well as a registration portfolio assessor. She is the PI for the Malnutrition project.