Biography

I am Professor of Nutrigenetics and Director of Research and Innovation at Norwich Medical School

 

Our research investigates the impact of select dietary components (in particular n-3 fatty acids and flavonoids) and common gene variants on cardio-metabolic health. A more recent focus is age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. APOE represents the main genotype of interest, investigating the aetiology of genotype-health/disease associations, and the impact of APOE genotype on response to dietary change.

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 sports of all varieties, good food and books, and people and places.

 

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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