Our Research

The Unit's directorial team includes Professor Sally Poppitt, Professor Garth Cooper and Dr Jennifer Miles-Chan who have extensive experience performing nutrition intervention and observational trials in areas including:

  • Obesity and body-weight control

  • Regulation of appetite

  • Obesity related metabolic disorders

  • Cardiovascular risk, including dyslipidaemias

  • Pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes

  • Energy metabolism/nutritional energetics

  • Body Composition

Studies on health benefits of food components include investigations into:

  • Dietary lipids, including omega-3 fatty acids (fish oils and nuts)

  • Dietary proteins, including dairy proteins

  • Dietary carbohydrates, including soluble (ß-glucan) and insoluble dietary fibres

  • Plant Flavonoids