My research looks at food choice, including sensory/taste; infant feeding; food and mood; nutrient/food mediated psychological functions; obesity; personalised nutrition.
I have been involved with the EU-funded Food4Me project, a multi-centre study performed, as a proof of principle that a fully Internet delivered personalised nutrition advice could make a difference in people’s lifestyle. The project envisaged personalised nutrition advice at three levels:
The person’s diet only
The diet combined with knowledge of the person’s phenotype (measurable traits, such as physical and biochemical measurements, e.g. height, weight or cholesterol level),
The diet, phenotype and genotype (that determine a person’s heritable gene identity; e.g. a gene variant associated with weight gain).