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Senior Teaching Fellow, Aston Medical School, Aston University

Duane has worked clinically as a dietitian, mainly in diabetes management and education and then as a researcher in clinical trials. However, reflecting back on the first 2 decades of his career he has begun to question a number of aspects of nutrition and dietetic practice. He is now interested in looking at evidence in nutrition, both in terms of causality and quality along with how this is communicated to the public by the media. Looking to challenge thinking in this area, to consider aspects of benefit and the risks of harm, ultimately looking at how the public can be best supported to eat food they enjoy that also supports good health.

Duane previously taught nutrition and dietetics at the Universities of Canberra, Chester and Nottingham. This followed a research post at the University of Hull where he completed his PhD investigating the effects of polyphenol rich chocolate on cardiovascular risk factors in Type 2 Diabetes.

Expertise Summary
Critical appraisal of clinical evidence and guidelines
Diabetes education
Health effects of bioactive compounds in foods, including health claims


  • 2019–present
    Senior lecturer, Aston University
  • 2017–2018
    Senior lecturer, Coventry University
  • 2016–2017
    Associate Professor, University of Canberra
  • 2013–2015
    Assistant Professor in Dietetics, University of Nottingham
  • 2011–2013
    Senior Lecturer, University of Chester


  • 2013 
    University of Hull, PhD

Professional Memberships

  • HCPC Registered Dietitian