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Nutrition, Exercise and Metabolism

We deliver world-class research to understand how different factors affect health and wellbeing.

These factors include the roles of:

  • diet
  • nutrition
  • physical activity
  • exercise

Disease management

Our research also focuses on the cause, prevention and management of diseases, such as:

  • diabetes
  • dementia
  • liver disease

We explore areas such as basic science and policy implementation. It aims to support interaction between these areas of focus.

We want to understand the mechanisms through which nutrition and activity influence health. This includes modulate ageing and the development of age-related disease.

Research scope

Our research ranges from large-scale clinical trials to the development of innovative interventions. It aims to change:

  • behaviours
  • policy development
  • public health initiatives

We research new methodologies and measurement techniques to achieve these aims.

We integrate our research into the delivery of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Wide-ranging expertise

This theme brings together academics with a range of expertise including:

  • basic science
  • translational medicine
  • public health
  • epidemiology
  • trials

We support collaborations and training to develop multi-disciplinary approaches to emerging research questions.