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Nicolas Woods

He / Him PhD Student

Western University

Nicolas is a a registered dietitian and current PhD student in Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, within the Health Promotion stream. His research interests span the field of nutritional epidemiology, with a special focus on improving the diet quality of all Canadians. Nicolas holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Foods & Nutrition from Brescia University College, as well as a Master’s of Science in Epidemiology & Biostatistics from The University of Western Ontario. Nicolas is one of the lead dietitians working on the SmartAPPetite project, and is working on his thesis based on data provided by this project.


  1. 2014

    BA (Hons) Foods and Nutrition

    Brescia University College
  2. 2017

    MScFN Foods and Nutrition

    Brescia University College
  3. 2020

    MSc Epidemiology & Biostatics

    University of Western Ontario
  4. 2024 (c)

    PhD Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (Candidate)

    University of Western Ontario

Thesis-Related Publications

  1. Seabrook JA, Woods N, Clark A, de Vrijer B, Penava D, Gilliland J. The association between alcohol outlet accessibility and adverse birth outcomes: A retrospective cohort study. J Neonatal Perinatal Med. 2018;11(1):71-77. doi: 10.3233/NPM-181741. PMID: 29689749.
  2. Woods N, Gilliland J, Seabrook JA. The influence of the built environment on adverse birth outcomes. J Neonatal Perinatal Med. 2017;10(3):233-248. doi: 10.3233/NPM-16112. PMID: 28854508.


  • Graduate Research Fellowship
    Children's Health Research Institute
  • Brian Lessard Award
    Brescia University College
  • Western Graduate Research Scholarship
    Western University
  • Registered Dietitian
    The College of Dietitians of Ontario