Nutrition is just one aspect of health but it is intertwined with other areas of our life. Because of this, it can be difficult to measure the true effect of diet on health without considering how we live. To overcome this, we examine the relationships between people, food, and health across many different populations in order to gain a multidisciplinary perspective and tease apart the underlying molecular, behavioural, and cultural factors that influence the relationship between diet and health.
We collaborate nationally and internationally, and across sectors, to try to understand why people consume the foods that they do, and how their food choices affect their health outcomes. With this knowledge, we design, develop and evaluate interventions aimed at improving health for individuals and populations, or assess the impact of health policy and practice at population level in the UK and internationally.
If you are interested in collaborating with us or joining our research team, please get in touch. View all members of the human nutrition and lifesyle intervention theme.
We have opportunities for prospective PhD students. Potential projects can be found in our postgraduate research opportunities directory.