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Research interests

My main research interests are in insulin resistance, metabolism and ageing. My PhD explores adipose (fat) tissue inflammation in human ageing, and how it can be moderated by diet.

Before joining the Centre for Nutrition, Exercise and Metabolism (CNEM) at Bath, I studied Human Nutrition at the University of Surrey. Here I became interested in the pathology of type 2 diabetes, and how it can be reversed by diet and lifestyle changes. I conducted a systematic review to explore the roles of carbohydrate versus calorie restriction in type 2 diabetes remission, which was published in the Journal of Nutritional Science.

Current research interests

  • Human metabolism and ageing
  • The interaction between immunity and metabolism (immunometabolism)
  • Insulin resistance and diabetes
  • Dietary strategies to improve insulin resistance, lower inflammation and enhance health
  • Weight loss and weight loss maintenance

Prior to working in nutrition, I studied and worked in the sustainability sector in London. I worked as a consultant in PwC's Sustainability & Climate Change team and as a communications officer at the Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit. I am interested in the role of nutrition at the intersection between human and planetary health.

Outside of academia, I work as a health coach to support clients to make meaningful and lasting change to their health.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Human Nutrition, Master in Science, University of Surrey

Award Date: 5 Nov 2020

Natural Sciences (Biological), Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 29 Jun 2012

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