Professor of Nutrigenetics, Head of Nutrition and Preventive Medicine in Norwich Medical School, Director of Norfolk Institute of Healthy Ageing (NIHA)

Our research investigates the impact of select dietary components (in particular n-3 fatty acids) and a Mediterranean-style dietary pattern on cardio-metabolic and cognitive health. We also investigate nutrient-genotype interactions with a focus on the APOE genotype, establishing the aetiology of genotype-health associations and dietary strategies to mitigate the effects of the ‘at-risk’ APOE4 allele. 

Having completed my first degree in Nutrition and Biochemistry at University College Cork (Ireland), I moved to the UK to complete my PhD. I have been based here ever since, apart from a one-year stay at Auckland Medical School (NZ).

I enjoy the outdoors and in particular running, good food and wandering around supermarkets, social and historical fiction, and travel and its planning.


Professional Memberships

British Nutrition Society

American Society of Nutrition

International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL)

Nutrigenomics Organisation (NuGO)



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