Alicja is a Specialist Registrar in Geriatric Medicine working in Wessex Deanery in the South of England. She completed her medical undergraduate training in Gdansk, Poland in 2005 and has lived in the UK since. She gained the MRCP (Membership of Royal College of Physicians) in 2010 and started her specialty training as an Academic Clinical Fellow in 2011. She completed the NIHR Fellowship with the Hertfordshire Sarcopenia Study during which she performed muscle biopsies of healthy older men and women to investigate the epigenetic life course influences on muscle. She received a MPhil degree from the University of Southampton in 2018.
Alicja developed an interest in plant-based nutrition in 2015. She has been an advocate for a whole food plant-based diet (WFPBD) in her workplace, presenting at departmental meetings and educating her patients. She completed the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell in January 2019. She is particularly passionate about raising awareness of how intensive lifestyle changes (which include WFPBD) can prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease. The focus of her future work will be on prevention and root-cause treatment of cognitive and physical frailty.