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The food environment, food purchasing behaviour and dietary intake

This study provides an opportunity to go beyond the usual assessment of food intake to examine the broad range of factors within the environments in which we live and work to identi more...

Supervisor(s): Gill, Timothy (Professor)

The effect of simulated shift work on food desirability and metabolism

The aim of this research is to ascertain the impact of a simulated night shift rotation on food desirability in order to increase our understanding of the mechanisms that underpin i more...

Supervisor(s): Phillips, Craig (Dr), Comas Soberats, Maria (Dr)

Meal replacements – an educational tool for longer-term healthy eating?

This project aims to determine whether very low energy diets (VLEDs) based on meal replacements differ from food-based diets in terms of teaching people to self-select a healthy die more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate Professor)

CHARACTERISATION OF ERUSIOLIN - A NEW PEPTIDE HORMONE

In this project we aim to characterise the function of a new gut-derived peptide we have discovered in human plasma, named erusiolin, which we hypothesise plays a role in appetite r more...

Supervisor(s): Larance, Mark (Dr)

The nutritional geometry of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, cardio-metabolic health and lifespan

The global epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) has been linked to increased consumption of ‘western diets’ containing an abundance of processed foods rich in s more...

Supervisor(s): Simpson, Stephen (Professor), Wali, Jibran (Dr)

Amino acid sensing mechanisms in human biology.

Amino acid sensing mechanisms determine how dietary protein regulates appetite and satiety, how feeding influences endocrine responses and how nutrition can direct cell fate in brea more...

Supervisor(s): Conigrave, Arthur (Professor)

Pregnancy and Maternal Oral Health

Background: Recently, a number of studies have shown that poor oral health may impact on general health. Periodontal diseases have been identified as an independent risk factor for more...

Supervisor(s): Nanan, Ralph (Professor)