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Academic CV example

Curriculum Vitae

If you're an aspiring lecturer or researcher then this type of CV is for you. Academic CVs focus on academic achievements, research interests and specialist skills

Kolobai Kamara

47 Siaka Stevens Street, Freetown,

Sierra Leone


A registered nutrition professional with a solid research background, industry experience and a teaching portfolio. I am interested in developing a career that combines teaching and research while maintaining my interest in public engagement with nutrition and the wider STEM field.


Unimak (2018-2021)


NHS/LJMU funded research titled 'The role of parents and schools in the nutritional choices made by children aged 10-14' (Abstract in Appendix 1). Joint supervisors: Professor Alison LaMotte, Department of Nutrition and Food, LJMU and Dr Henling Strauss, Professor of Paediatrics, Chester University Hospital.

University of Kabala (2014-2017)

BSc Nutrition and Food Science

Modules included nutrition and the health of populations, trends in food research and nutrition, metabolism and disease. Final-year project on 'Food flavourings - physical and psychological effects on children' based on research carried out through a Nutrition Society Summer Studentship.

Government Secondary School Bo (2006-2013)

A-levels: chemistry, biology, geography. AS level maths.

8 GCSEs including English language and English literature.

Teaching/supervising experience

Teaching assistant, Liverpool John Moores University (2019-present)

  • Supervising undergraduate dissertations

  • Assisting with programme development and student assessment

  • Delivering teaching sessions on BSc Nutrition and Nutrition and Public Health

  • Student assessment

Guest lecturer, BSc Nutrition and Food Science, University of Nottingham (2018)

  • Delivered five lectures by invitation

  • Supervised and assessed student presentations

Summer school lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University (2018-2019)

  • Coordinating summer school programme

  • Devising and delivering interactive teaching sessions

Research skills

  • Taking and interpreting food diaries

  • Qualitative interviewing

  • Analysis using XJP and PSS 2.0 industry-standard systems

  • Mathematical modelling

  • Application of scientific theory to qualitative data

Conferences and presentations

  • British Nutrition Foundation Child Health Conference 2021 Workshop on 'The influence of parents in children's food choices'

  • Big Bang 2020 Professional Strand presentation on STEM Ambassadors

  • Association for Nutrition NW Branch Conference 2020 Paper on 'Working with parents'

  • Chester University Hospital Child Nutrition Symposium 2019 'How and why do children choose what they eat?'

  • Association for Nutrition Annual Student Conference 2018 Workshop on 'Creating a farmers market'

  • Association for Nutrition Annual Student Conference 2017 Poster session on child nutrition group work

  • Association for Nutrition Annual Student Conference 2016 presentation on 'Parents' role in children's food choices: initial research findings'

  • Association for Nutrition NW Branch Conference 2015 Workshop on 'Do farmers markets and food banks share common ground?'


  • Nutrition Society Student Award 2017 for BSc final-year dissertation

  • Nutrition Society Summer Studentship 2016

Professional associations

  • Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr), working towards Registered Nutritionist (RNutr)

  • Nutrition Society Student Member and member of Student Council

Other qualifications

  • Levels 3 Award in PTLLS - Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector

  • Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training


CEO, GO3 SL Ltd, Freetown (2019-present)

  • Devising workshops for parents and young people

  • Delivering workshops in schools, Children's Centres, NHS clinics, etc.

  • Research to support projects and funding bids

  • Supervising placement students

Project Manager, Job Link SL, Freetown (2017-2019)

  • Advising product developers on nutritional content of new products

  • Quality control of food labelling

  • Research to support product development

  • Supervising lab staff

Founder member, GO3 SL Ltd (2014-2017)

  • Collaborating with others to create monthly market events

  • Coordinating market days

  • Negotiating with venues and traders

  • Bidding for funding

Trustee, GO3 Events (2014-present)

  • Strategic direction for the organisation

  • Nutritional adviser to the Board

  • Coordinating funding bids


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Please be aware that this is an example. Use it as a template to help generate ideas and structure your own CV but avoid copying and pasting. Your own CV needs to be original and tailored to the job you're applying for.

Begin your academic CV with a concise introductory personal statement, giving a summary of your skills, experience and career ambitions.

List your achievements in reverse chronological order, starting with your qualifications. Give details of your degrees and your research, but don't take up too much space. Unlike other CVs, academic CVs are often several pages long, but still, need to be concise and to the point. To save space list key subjects rather than all of your WASSCE. Try to keep the document to three pages if possible.

Don't leave out any teaching experience and be sure to list your published work. Conferences, awards and professional memberships should all be shown, where relevant.

While academic successes take precedence you'll still need to include your employment history - even temporary or part-time work is worth listing. This experience shows another side of you and of your experience outside the world of academia.

Finish your CV by giving details of your referees. Try to include a non-academic one if possible.

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