Personal profile

Research Group or Lab Membership

 Department of Nutrition 

Academic Background

BSc Food Science and Nutrition: University of Wales, Cardiff, 1998-2001

PhD Human Nutrition: London South Bank University, 2005 

Key Research Interests

My research focuses on the effect of flavonoids and Mediterranean diets on ageing and cardiometabolic health and examines the mediating role of microbial and metabolite profiles within these associations.  I have led two large RCTs examining the effect of the Mediterranean Diet on cognition and other biomarkers of ageing and analyse data from a number of epidemiological studies, including TwinsUK, EPIC-Norfolk and PopGen.  


Research Associate in Diet, Nutrition and Public Health: University of East Anglia, 2009 – present

Research Associate in Nutritional Epidemiology and Biostatistics: University of East Anglia, 2008 –2009

Research Fellow in Epidemiology and Public Health: University of Warwick, 2008

Research Assistant: London South Bank University, 2002-2005

Research Assistant: Diabetes UK, 2000 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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