Dr Abdollah Ghavami

Dr Ghavami is the principal lecturer for academic partnerships within the School of Human Sciences, and also serves as the course leader for Human Nutrition BSc (Hons).

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Dr Abdollah Ghavami

Dr Abdollah Ghavami gained his PhD in Human Nutrition from Cambridge University and MRC-Human Nutrition Research. His thesis was titled 'The use of stable isotopes to measure vitamin A bioavailability from carotenoids - the effectiveness of vegetables as sources of vitamin A'.

Professional activity


Teaching interests

  • Advanced food processing
  • Advanced food analysis
  • Module leader for Food, Health and Consumer Lifestyles
  • Food quality assurance
  • Double project (food and the consumer)

Research interests

  • International nutrition and development, focussing on global health issues in relation to malnutrition, poverty and 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: T13-07, Tower Building