Nutrition and Metabolism

There are over 30 individuals (nine of whom have academic appointments) who specialise in research on nutrition and metabolism in the School of Molecular Bioscience. A major focus is on the dietary origins of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and insulin resistance. Our interests include fetal under-nutrition, dietary fats and carbohydrates, human milk oligosaccharides, trace elements, phytoestrogens, exercise and elderly nutrition. Our work spans the full spectrum from that conducted at the the molecular level (including genes and gene products) to that at the population level (public health nutrition).

Researchers in this field