Links between poor nutrition and human health are well established, yet how best to improve current diet quality and health outcomes is a matter for debate
FOOD SCIENCE AT QUEEN'S - NO 1 IN THE UK (REF 2014)
UK TOP FIVE (COMPLETE UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2019)
Research in IGFS is exploring diet across the life-cycle, from childhood and adolescence, through pregnancy, to at-risk, diseased and older populations, linking diet with a range of human health issues (obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease).
Researchers are using biomarkers to better measure diet, then examining determinants of eating behaviour, how to promote behaviour change and developing interventions to achieve this change.
This is successful, both in terms of quality research outputs and income but also in terms of impact, with demonstrated effects of dietary interventions on eating behaviours and health-relevant outcomes. The IGFS combination of exploration of mechanisms by which nutrients may impact on disease, alongside epidemiological analysis, dietary interventions, consideration of consumer attitudes, and development of interventions to change behaviour, is an overarching approach designed to maximise impact in the short term on population health.
Keywords (subject areas) in alphabetical order; click on a researcher's name to access their profile
|Name||Grand Challenge?||Keywords (subject area)||Post-Doc/s?|
|Prof Irene Grantemail@example.com||Farms of the future; Food, Nutrition and Health||Animal health; Paratuberculosis/Johne’s disease; Tuberculosis; zoonotic pathogens; diagnostic method development||Dr Antonio Foddai|
|Prof Peter Leavitt||P.Leavitt@qub.ac.uk||Global Food Integrity; Food, Nutrition & Health||Aquatic biology; ecosystems biology; environmental sustainability; lake and river biology; biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous, and water; paleoecology; environmental change and society; coupled human-biophysical systems|
|Prof Moira Deanfirstname.lastname@example.org||Global Food Integrity; Food, Nutrition & Health||Behavioural sciences; obesity; consumer behaviour; food choice; risk perception; attitudes to food; behaviour change; risk communication||Dr Michelle Spence; Dr Tony Benson; Dr Fiona Lavelle; Dr Stephanie Brooks; Dr Niamh O'Kane; Dr Claire McKernan|
|email@example.com||Food, Nutrition and Health||Diet; dietary surveys; dietary intake; food and nutrient intake; food chemical intake; exposure assessment|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Food, Nutrition and Health||Diet; nutrition; health; fruit and vegetables; Mediterranean diet; dietary patterns; dietary biomarkers; diet and disease prevention; public health nutrition||Dr Roisin O'Neill, Dr Sarah Brennan, Dr Sarah Moore, Dr Charlotte Neville, Dr Sinead Watson|
|Food, Nutrition and Health; Global Food Integrity||Diet and nutrition; nutrigenomics; inflammation and metabolism; functional foods; metabolic-inflammation; dietary fatty acids; 'nutrition, obesity and diabetes’|
|Food, Nutrition and Health||Diet, nutrition; health; personalised nutrition; preventative healthcare; public health; consumer attitudes and behaviour; AI; big data; digital tech; health informatics; wellness; citizen science; societal engagement|
|Food, Nutrition and Health||Diet, nutrition and cancer; obesity; adipokines; adipose tissue distribution; breast cancer; cholesterol; inflammation; lifecourse; lipids; metabolism; molecular epidemiology; prostate cancer; statins|
|email@example.com||Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition and Health; Global Food Integrity||Ecological/evolutionary genomics; microbiome; computational biology; evolution; ecology; environmental genomics; AMR; novel therapeutics; genomics|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition and Health; Global Food Integrity||Endocrine disruptors; in vitro bioassays; toxicology; detection; environment; food; health||Dr Stephen Drain|
|email@example.com||Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition & Health||
Environmental sustainability; environmental economics; agricultural economics (decision making under risk, technology adoption, food and nutrition security); climate change adaptation in agriculture; sustainable value chains; economics of wildlife management; applied econometrics
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Global Food Integrity; Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition and Health||Food safety; biosensors; diagnostics; food supply chain; toxin analysis; biosecurity||Dr Jordi Nelis, Dr Tatiana Panov, Dr Chikere Nkwonta|
|Paul.email@example.com||Global Food Integrity; Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition and Health||Food integrity; food value; food education; EIT Food; gamification; engagement; teachers; qualitative survey; schools; educators; social media||Dr Niamh O'Kane; Dr Stephanie Brooks|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Global Food Integrity; Food, Nutrition and Health||Food safety/integrity/authenticity; food science; authenticity; olive oil; vegetable oil; spectroscopy; chemometrics; big data; analytical methods development; fraud detection; black tea; processing contro; bioactive ingredients; antioxidants; polyphenols|
|email@example.com||Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition and Health||Gut ecosystems; microbes, plant & environmental; microbiome; microbes; plants; environment; big data||Dr Yogesh Gupta|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Food, Nutrition and Health||Gut ecosystems; molecular & cellular biochemistry; molecular nutrition; nutritional signaling, metabolic inflammation, mitochondrial and ER stress, microRNA, gut microbiota, metabolic disease, lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory bowel disease||Dr Yuxin Wu|
|Liu F.email@example.com||Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition and Health||Microbes, plant & environmental; plant development; plant/environment interaction; immuno-detection of microbial||Dr Thomas Fleming, Dr Ruramayi M Nzum, Dr Frederic Mineur, Dr Antonio Foddai|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Global Food Integrity; Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition and Health||Molecular & cellular biochemistry; membrane transporters; structural biology; biocatalysts|
|email@example.com||Food, Nutrition & Health||Molecular nutrition; nutrition; diet; health; disease biomarkers; dietary biomarkers; metabolomics; neurodegeneration; dementia; diabetes; metabolism; bioactives||Dr William Crowe, Dr Xiaobei Pan|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Food, Nutrition and Health||Obesity; weight loss; weight management; dietary interventions; behaviour change; behavioural sciences; mHealth; eHealth; type 2 Diabetes; cardiovascular disease; pregnancy; postpartum; schoolchildren; quantitative; qualitative||Dr Dunla Gallagher|
|G.Hardiman@qub.ac.uk||Global Food Integrity; Food, Nutrition & Health||Systems biology (food); climate change; Big Omics Data; endocrine disruptors & epigenetic alterations; plasticizers in the environment; bisphenol- A; genomics of marine species; vitamin D & prostate cancer; opioid & food addiction; cystic fibrosis; non-coding RNAs; nutrition & space travel|
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