The Human Nutrition Research Centre (HNRC) was established in 1994 as a multi-disciplinary, cross-faculty research centre. The remit was to undertake research into the links between nutrition and health and, in particular, on interventions which could reduce the risk of common non-communicable diseases and so improve public health.
This continues to be our aim and over the past 15 years the number of staff in the HNRC has increased several fold. We have expanded our research approaches to take advantage of emerging technologies such as those in nutrigenomics and have major interests in interactions between diet and the genome.
Innovative methodology is a major building block for all research. We have undertaken research on new tools for the measurement of dietary intake which are appropriate for different population groups from the youngest young to the oldest old. Find out more about our human nutrition research.
HNRC staff play a significant role in nutrition research and policy development at national and international levels.
In 2008, we were re-designated as a University Research Centre.