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 » Sanne Peters

Research Fellow in Epidemiology

Sanne Peters is a Research Fellow in Epidemiology at The George Institute for Global Health, Oxford Martin School. She obtained her a PhD in Epidemiology from Utrecht University and worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Utrecht University and at the University of Cambridge.

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People » Simon Newstead

MRC Career Development Award Research Fellow

Simon’s research focuses on understanding how nutrient transporters in the human body function at a molecular level.

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People » Stanley Ulijaszek

Professor of Human Ecology & Director of the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity

Stanley's research interests centre on the biocultural ecology of human populations past and present, and nutritional anthropology.

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People » Susan Jebb

Professor of Diet and Population Health, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

Susan Jebb is a nutrition scientist whose research interests are focused on how what we eat affects the risk of gaining weight or becoming obese and the interventions that might be effective to help people lose weight or reduce the risk of obesity-related diseases.

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People » Tim Coulson

Professor of Zoology & Professorial Fellow Jesus College

Tim’s research investigates the causes and consequences of dynamics of individual characters including obesity and behavior.

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People » Tim Key

Professor of Epidemiology & Deputy Director, Cancer Epidemiology Unit

Tim Key’s main research interests are the roles of diet and sex hormones in the aetiology of cancer, and the long-term health of vegetarians.

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People » Virginia Morrow

Senior Research Officer / Associate Professor, Young Lives

Ginny Morrow's research focuses on children’s work, sociological approaches to the study of childhood and children’s rights, the ethics of social research with children, children’s understandings of family, and children and ‘social capital’.

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Professor Mike Rayner, Dr Pete Scarborough and their team in the British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention modelled the effect of a 20% tax on sugary soft drinks in the UK, finding a distinct reduction in rates of obesity, particularly among young people.

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The aim of this project is to develop the first integrated model of environmental sustainability, health and economic development.

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