Professor of human nutrition, Newcastle University

Director of cross-Faculty Human Nutrition Research Centre (HNRC) established in 1994. The HNRC was designated as a University Research Centre in November 2008. Currently approximately 111 staff and students work in the HNRC.

Principle Investigator for a portfolio of research projects in the areas of nutrition and the prevention of common non-transmissible diseases including colon cancer and cardiovascular disease. This work includes studies on the biological basis of ageing and ranges from molecular and cell biological studies, through investigations in human volunteers to nutritional epidemiology and large-scale intervention studies.

Teaching Commitments
Teaching on several undergraduate and post-graduate degree programmes including: MBBS, BSc (Hons) Food & Human Nutrition and MRes in Medical & Molecular Biosciences Ageing and Health.


  • –present
    Professor, Newcastle University