Duane Mellor is a registered dietitian who is the Aston Medical School lead for Nutrition and Evidence Based Medicine. Having a background in clinical dietetics supporting people living with diabetes he moved into medical education when joining Aston University. He is also the Associate Dean for Education (Quality Enhancement) in the College of Health and Life Sciences. where he works to support innovative teaching practice alongside engaging students as fellow professionals on the first steps of their careers.
After initially working in the areas of clinical trials, Duane's current research interests focus on improving nutrition and health by working with communities to celebrate their heritage through food and help tackle barriers resulting from societal inequalities. Alongside this Duane has a keen interest in science communication and developing scientifically accurate messages to help individuals make informed decisions about their own food choices and health.
Duane is a regular contributor to the Science Media Centre and is a British Dietetic Association spokesperson having contributed to online, print, radio and television stories about food and nutrition. He is a member of the British Dietetic Association Healthier You magazine editorial board which aims to promote healthy food stories to the public as well as being an Associate Editor of the academic Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. He is a member of a number of scientific committees including British Nutrition Foundation.