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Nutrition research

Southampton’s nutrition research focusses on diet and lifestyle throughout the whole life-course – from before birth into older age – to help people make healthier life choices and prevent diseases.

Theme lead: Professor Keith Godfrey

Impact case studies

Image by Michele Blackwell

Largest ever omega-3 study for early non alcoholic fatty liver disease

Image by Josh Olalde

Tackling surging alcoholic
liver disease

Image by Nathan Dumlao

BRC research part of national Big Challenge on obesity


The cost of malnutrition in the UK economic report

Current BRC-supported Early Career Researchers

Title of PhD research
Faidra Laskou
Med Doctor
Understanding the relationship between muscle and bone in older adults: a possible pathway to improved musculoskeletal health in later life
Prof Elaine Dennison
Natalie Cox
Med Doctor
Appetite and aging (the microbiome, appetite, nutrition and aging)
Prof Helen Roberts
Ravita Taheem
Public Health Practitioner
Optimising the Role of Local Government Policy in Tackling Childhood Obesity
Prof Mark Hanson
Declan McDonnell
Med Doctor
Dietary and nutritional assessment in Pancreatic cancer patients undergoing surgical intervention
Mr Zaed Hamady
Jean Zhang
Med Doctor
Does a participant-led behaviour change intervention in community-dwelling, older adults lead to changes in lifestyle factors associated with poor musculoskeletal health and improved muscle outcomes?
Prof Elaine Dennison
Aneurin Young
Med Doctor
Clinical, Nutritional, Genomic and Metabolomic influences on growth and body composition in very preterm infants.
Dr Mark Johnson
Elizabeth Taylor
Associations of change in modifiable maternal characteristics between successive live pregnancies with birth outcomes and childhood overweight/obesity in the second sibling
Dr Nisreen Alwan
Chandni Jacob
Medical Doctor
Life course approach to public policy for prevention of non-communicable diseases
Prof Mark Hanson
Imogen Stafford
Integration of health informatics 'big data' for clinical translation in paediatric inflammatory bowel disease
Prof Sarah Ennis
Sarah Shaw
Public Health Nutritionist
The influence of the physical food environment and social networks on adolescents’ food purchasing and dietary quality.
Dr Christina Vogel
Ruth Durdin
Cardiometabolic phenotyping and bone health in midlife and older age: A comparison across ethnic groups
Dr Kate Ward
Vicky Cracknell
Placental lipid flux in gestational diabetes and the effects of myoinositol
Prof Rohan Lewis
Josh Bilson
Role of adipose tissue function in fatty liver disease
Dr Jazz Sethi
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