Nutrition

Good health requires a good diet, and diseases of under-nutrition and over-nutrition (e.g. heart disease and diabetes) are some of the major challenges in modern medicine.

People » David Matthews

Professor of Diabetes & Chairman, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

David is currently investigating the inter-relationships between insulin resistance and beta cell function, as well as the effects of a low carbohydrate diet in people with and without type 2 diabetes.

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People » Frances Ashcroft

GlaxoSmithKline Royal Society Research Professor

Frances Ashcroft’s research focuses on ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP) channels and their role in insulin secretion.

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People » Fredrik Karpe

Professor of Metabolic Medicine

Fredrik Karpe's carries out genetic epidemiological research studying human metabolism to understand the complications of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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People » John Stein

Emeritus Professor of Physiology

Prof. John Stein FRCP, FMedSci studies the link between impaired visuomotor control and nutrition, in particular omega 3 fish oils.

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People » Karin Eli

Postdoctoral Researcher, Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology & Junior Research Fellow, St Hilda’s College

Karin’s research focuses on the subjective experience of eating disorders.

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People » Kathryn Bradbury

Nutritional Epidemiologist

Kathryn works on EPIC and the Million Women Study and is interested in examining the nutritional determinants of cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Kathryn is also interested in the relationship between organic food consumption and cancer incidence, and the health and environmental effects of vegetarian diets.

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People » Kremlin Wickramasinghe

Kremlin Wickramasinghe, Researcher, Nuffield Department of Population Health

Kremlin joined the British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention (BHF CPNP) in 2009 to work on the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and associated risk factors.

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People » Kyle Turner

DPhil Student, Population Health

Kyle's research focuses on how different environments influence childhood eating and activity choices.

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People » Leanne Hodson

University Research Lecturer & BHF Intermediate Fellow in Basic Science

Leanne studies the hepatic processes in humans, looking at the accumulation of liver fat and diseases associated with this.

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People » Liza Benny

Quantitative Research Assistant, Young Lives

Liza's research uses data from Young Lives to look at child growth and nutritional trajectories over childhood from a longitudinal perspective.

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