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Research Interests

My research Interests focus on the effect of food system sustainability on product and consumer health. Key interests include:

●role of essential dietary micronutrients and fatty acids in maintaining health/preventing disease

●sustainable aquaculture feeding systems and their benefits to human health

●Sustainable dairy farming systems and effects on milk nutrient quality/healthiness

●how seafood farming systems contribute to nutritional status, health, and socio-economic prosperity

●monitoring heavy metals in foods and the risks to consumer health

●assessing micronutrient levels and bioavailability

●role of genetic variability on micronutrient status and health/disease



●British Journal of Nutrition, (Deputy Editor), 2019-current

●Journal of Nutritional Science, (Editor), 2014-current

●Preventive Nutrition and Food Science, (Editor), 2012-current

●Member of The Nutrition Society, 2014-current

●Member of ARCH-UK (Aquaculture Research Collaborative Hub UK), 2018-current

●Member of International Centre for Aquaculture Research and Development, Aberdeen University), 2018-current



●PhD student (2003-2006) ’Fatty acid regulation of adhesion molecule expression in Human vascular cells’

●PhD student(2011-2014) ‘Omega-3 Endocannabinoids: Novel Anticancer Lipid Ethanolamides’

●PhD student(2017-2021) ‘Investigating the interaction of selenium and vitamin D and their effects on oxidative stress and monocyte-endothelial cell adhesion and relevance to atherosclerosis’

●PhD student (2020-2023) ‘The New Iron Age:  Investigating the impact of Brain iron on Neurodegeneration’

●PhD student (2019-2023) ‘Zinc isotope ratio analysis using ICP-MS/MS to assess zinc status in vivo and zinc transport in cells.



Course coordinator for ‘Nutrition and Health’ (MSc Human Nutrition, MSc Cardiovascular Science & Diabetes)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Life Sciences & Medicine, PhD, A study of the expression of the copia mobile genetic element of Drosophila melanogaster, University of Dundee

Award Date: 30 Jun 1989


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