Human Nutrition Research Centre

PhD Students

PhD Students

Principle Investigators of the Human Nutrition Research Centre currently supervise a growing community of MD and PhD students.

Our current students and supervisors include:

Student NameProject TitleSupervisor (s)
Babateen, Abrar Effect of dietary nitrate supplementation on metabolism and cognitive function in older adults

Prof John Mathers
Dr Mario Siervo

Breininger, Stella

Mechanisms linking obesity, ageing and colorectal risk

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Prof John Mathers
Dr Laura Greaves
Dr Jelena Mann

Brown, Rebecca

The effect of vitamin D and physical activity on knee osteoarthritis symptoms in older obese adults: a mixed methods study

Prof John Mathers
Dr Nicola O'Brien
Dr Leah Avery
Dr Daniel Cuthbertson (Liverpool University)

Corsi, Sarah Mitochondrial epigenetics; a molecular link between ageing and age-related diseases

Prof John Mathers
Dr Hyang-Min Byun

Cutler, Laura Parental perceptions of their child’s weight status and assessments of their child’s Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL)

Prof Ashley Adamson
Dr Kathryn Parkinson
Dr Bronia Arnott
Dr Angela Jones

Donley, Dion Effects of SIRT1 and circadian rhythm on lifespan in honeybees

Prof. Dianne Ford
Prof Jeri Wright

Goffe, Louis Population drivers of an obesogenic diet

Prof. Ashley Adamson
Prof. Martin White
Prof Steve Rushton

Hussin, Azizah Mat

Ageing, vitamin D and cardiovascular disease

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Prof John Mathers
Dr Mario Siervo
Dr Tom Hill

Joel, Al  

Prof John Mathers

Mann, Kay

Whole grain intake, diet quality and cardio-metabolic health in two UK cohorts

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Prof. Chris Seal
Prof Mark Pearce

Mendonca, NuNo   Micronutrients and health in the very old: Analysis of the Newcastle 85+ Study

Dr Tom Hill
Prof Chris Seal
Prof Carol Jagger

Moore, Anthony   Nutrient modulation of gut inflammatory responses to microbial challenges Prof John Hesketh
Robinson, Natassia

DNA methylation as a mediating mechanism linking early-life events and subsequent obesity: finding intermediate biomarkers of obesogenic environments

Dr Jill McKay
Dr Heather Brown
Prof Mark Pearce
Dr Viviana Albani
Dr Amelia Lake

Sae-Lee, Chanachai Investigating a personalised nutrition approach for modulating epigenetic profiles to reduce the risk of obesity-related comorbidities

Prof John Mathers
Dr Hyang-Min Byun

Simpson, Emma Making data publics ( Digital Civics Doctoral Training Centre )

Dr Madeline Balaam
Dr Emma Foster
Prof Ashley Adamson 

Timms, Jessica   DNA methylation as a mediator of early life exposures on risk of childhood
acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Dr Jill McKay
Dr Gordon Strathdee
Prof Judith Rankin
Prof Caroline Relton 

Ware, Darren  Modelling nutrient-gene interactions that influence selenoprotein metabolism  Prof John Hesketh 
Webster, Mary The development and evaluation of an SMS-based intervention to facilitate the control of
blood glucose in children and adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes

Dr Emma Foster
Prof Ashley Adamson
Dr Timothy Cheetham
Dr Rob Comber 

Whitehall, Julia   Induction of beige adipose tissue by the dietary polyphenol genistein:
a potential dietary approach to protect against age-related metabolic syndrome

Prof Dianne Ford
Dr Laura Greaves