Professional Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • BSc (Hons), University of Ulster (1987) 
  • MSc, University of Aberdeen (1988)
  • PhD, University of Cambridge (1991)
  • Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award Holder (2013-18)
  • Member, UK Nutrition Society 
  • Member, American Heart Association 
  • Member, American Nutrition Society
  • Fellow, Society of Biology
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry

Research Interests

  • Phytochemicals and human health 
  • Flavonoids and cardiometabolic health
  • Biomarkers of ageing and cardiovascular disease risk 
  • Diet-gene interactions   

Career Summary

Aedin Cassidy was appointed to a personal Chair in Nutrition in 2004. Her research focuses on understanding the impact of plant bioactives on cardiometabolic health. She completed her PhD and post-doctoral work at Cambridge University. Prior to joining UEA, she was Head of Molecular Nutrition in the Biosciences Division of Unilever Research, UK. She has been awarded the Nutrition Society Medal (1999), ‘Outstanding Contribution to Research’ in Tokyo, Japan for contribution to isoflavone research (2008), Finalist, Times Higher Education Awards for ‘International Collaboration of the Year’ 2013, awarded ‘Outstanding Contribution to Clinical research on Flavonoids’ at the International Conference on Polyphenols, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2013). She was awarded the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2013 and is listed on Thomson Reuters 2014 Highly Cited Researchers. She has served on various committees and expert panels including RAE2008 and REF2014. She is a visiting Professor at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. She is a Fellow of the Society for Biology and the Royal Society of Chemistry.


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