Dr Hunter is a member of the Sport Science Academic Team. She is Course Leader of the BSc (Hons) Exercise, Nutrition and Health and is Module Leader of Aetiology and Management of Disease, Applied Nutrition, and Food and Healthy Eating.
Dr Hunter gained her PhD from the University of Aberdeen in the development of stable isotope techniques and their use to study plasma protein synthesis in humans. She went on to undertake a 3 year post-doctoral position at the Rowett Research Institute in which she coordinated a MAFF-funded project investigating the influence of dietary lipids on post-prandial haemostasis.
Dr Hunter’s research focusses on the impact of nutrition on health and disease in humans. She has the following main areas of interest:
Omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in health and disease: their influence on cognitive function and the management of asthma.
Prebiotics in health and disease: the effects of prebiotic supplementation on gut and lung health.
Nutrition for performance and health in the workplace.
Dr Hunter is an active member of the Sport, Health and Performance Enhancement Research Group and the Biomedical, Life and Health Sciences Research Centre