Pamela Fergusson, PhD RD
Private practice nutritionist
Former HIV/Nutrition Advisor, Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (Africa/Asia)
Credentialed as a public health professional in Canada, Sweden and England
Pamela Fergusson, PhD RD is in private practice in Toronto, where she promotes health and healing through a plant-based diet. She has been a dietitian since 2001, earned her PhD at the University of Liverpool and her Master’s in International Health at Sweden’s Uppsala University, and has worked in the nutrition field in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. She has been an lecturer at the University of Chester UK, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Ryerson University and the University of Liverpool online MPH program. She has served as a Food Security Analyst for the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, and remains a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK.
Pamela has also worked for Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA), providing training and support to USAID-funded nutrition projects in Africa and Asia. She is the author or co-author of nine nutrition-related papers in peer-reviewed journals, primarily dealing with the implications of nutritional status or malnutrition for care or survival of persons afflicted by human immunodeficiency virus. Much of her work has focused upon the potential for nutritional interventions on behalf of HIV infected or susceptible children in resource-limited underserved settings, in countries such as Ghana, Malawi, Namibia and Zambia. She also previously served as Dietitian Educator/Coordinator of the Vancouver-based Aboriginal Diabetes Awareness Prevention and Teaching Project (ADAPT).
Pamela is vegan, and has helped her whole family transition to a plant-based lifestyle. She is the busy mom of four children, and also a marathon and half-marathon runner and speed-walker. She believes in the power of plants to promote mental and physical health. Her motto is “Eat plants, and shine your light!”