08 Nov Parimala Sivaperuman
Ms Parimala Sivaperuman is an accredited dietitian (HCPC RD), and had obtained her Master’s degree in Dietetics from Glasgow Caledonian University, the United Kingdom. She is a PhD candidate at the Macular Pigment Research Group, Nutrition Research Centre Ireland. Currently, she is a sport dietitian at the Singapore Sport Institute and has extensive experience working with both youth and elite level athletes.
Her present portfolio also includes providing support for nutrition programmes for community projects conducted by ActiveSG, ActiveHealth and SportsCare. She is an active volunteer lecturer of Medical Education Exchange Team for the Vietnamese medical doctors and an Associate Faculty Lecturer (Health & Social Sciences Cluster) at the Singapore Institute of Technology for the Dietetic students, that aims to foster knowledge on clinical nutrition. She is also a Continuing Education and Training Associate Lecturer for Basic Sports Science course for coaches and trainers at the Republic Polytechnic (Singapore).
Ms Siva has research interest on the effects of lutein and zeaxanthin on eye health and sporting performance, with recent research work; on elite athletes’ dietary practices and examining the effect of lutein and zeaxanthin on visual motor reaction times in baseball and cricket players. She aspires to specialise in cutting edge sports science research around ocular nutrition and sports performance, translating new insights; to coaches, sports scientists, athletes and active individuals; to promote better vision, sporting performance and long-term protection to reduce risk of developing ocular diseases.