Dr Abdollah Ghavami

Senior Lecturer in Food Science and Nutrition.

Dr Abdollah Ghavami  

Dr Abdollah Ghavami gained a PhD Human Nutrition (Cambridge University & MRC-Human Nutrition Research). Thesis entitled "The use of stable isotopes to measure vitamin A bioavailability from carotenoids - the effectiveness of vegetables as sources of vitamin A".

Professional Activity

  • Member of Institute of Food Science & Technology (MIFST) & Membership Liason Officer for the South East branch of IFST
  • Food and Nutrition Labelling Consultant


  • MSc Food Science
  • BSc (Hons) Dietetics and Nutrition
  • BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition

Teaching interests

  • Advanced Food Processing
  • Advanced Food Analysis
  • Module leader for BSc in Food, Health & Consumer Lifestyles
  • Food Quality Assurance
  • Double Project (Food & Consumer)

Research interests

  • International nutrition and development, focussing on global health issues in relation to malnutrition, poverty & food security
  • Micronutrient and stable isotope research into human nutrition
  • Body composition and energy expenditure measurements in different population groups using doubly labelled water
  • Trans fatty acid and fatty acid research
  • Presence of heavy metals in foods
  • Ghavami A, Coward WA & Bluck LJC (2011) The effect of food preparation on the bioavailability of carotenoids from carrots using intrinsic labelling British Journal of Nutrition, doi: 10.1017/S000711451100451X, Published online by Cambridge University Press 19 September 2011.
  • Ghavami A (2011) FLH23 The use of Stable Isotopes to Measure Vitamin A bioavailability from Carotenoids - the effectiveness of vegetables and red palm oil as sources of vitamin A, Proceedings of Food, Lifestyle and Health Conference, PIPOC 2011 International Palm Oil Congress, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), 15-17 November 2011. Kuala Lumpur: MPOB, page 145.

Email: a.ghavami@londonmet.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7133 2589

Room: T11-01, Tower Building