Institute of Cellular Medicine

Staff Profile

Dr Oliver Shannon

Research Associate


Oliver Shannon is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate working in the Human Nutrition Research Centre at Newcastle University. 


Oliver's research interests include exploring the physiological and cognitive effects of nutritional interventions in healthy and clinical populations.  As part of his post-doctoral position, Oliver is working on the MedEx-UK project - an Alzheimers Research UK funded project investigating the individual and combined effects of a Mediterranean diet and physical activity on vascular and cognitive health in older individuals.  Oliver also conducts investigations in the research area of dietary nitrate supplementation, exploring the effects of inorganic nitrate (typically via beetroot juice) on nitric oxide bioavailability, alongside physiological and cognitive function.