BSc (Hon) Medical Sciences, University of Leeds
PhD Biomedical Sciences, University of Ulster
Research Associate in Biomedical Sciences (Dec 2003 to Dec 2006) at University of Ulster
Research Associate in Biomedical Sciences and Academic Enterprise (Jan 2007 to July 2007)
Diploma in Principals and Practices of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Cancer Institute, USA, awarded in 2006
Diploma in Molecular Prevention, National Cancer Institute, USA, awarded in 2006
English, Bengali, Hindi
Cricket, football, tennis, music, vocals, writing
My main research interest lies in the influence of diet and lifestyle intervention on biomarkers (intermediate) end-points of chronic disease risk. I am also interested in prevention of diseases in a public health context. I have been involved in conducting various human trials (dietary intervention and observation studies) relating to diet and health.
I have also been involved in various academic enterprise related activities (such as consultancy, academic outreach, industrial collaborations etc).
About to embark on a new study investigating biomarkers of wholegrain intake in populations. More information on this study may be found on www.grainmark.org
Influence of whole-foods and/or lifestyle interventions on biomarkers of diseae risk.
Design, management and conduct of dietary intervention studies in humans. Analysis of various markers of intake and/or disease risk in biological fluids. Publishing in peer-reviewed journals. Being involved in making grant applications. Acting as a referee in peer reviewed journals and grant applications. Organising meetings and conferences.
During my post-doctoral employment, I have been involved in supervising Masters as well as PhD students. I have also been involved in assessing Masters projects.
None yet! Early stage researcher, currently gathering experience.
I have been involved in various research projects with the food industry who have collaborated with the research teams I have worked with to make food claims relating to their health effects. I have also been involved in academic-industry knowledge transfer initiatives and have worked closely with the co-ordinator of Academic Enterprise in my previous employment.
I have taught undergraduate students of Human Nutrition and Dietetics part of a module in Nutritional Epidemiology.