The group was established in 2013 by David McCarthy with the purpose of bringing together and consolidating the research activities of the registered nutritionists and food microbiologists within the School of Human Sciences as well as external collaborators and associate members.
To help address the major nutrition and food-related issues that affect populations at the local, national and global levels through the generation of evidence from of high-quality scientific research and providing opportunities for postgraduate research training.
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London Met's international excellence highlighted in REF 2021
The impact of London Met's maths research was joint top in the UK, while overall 86% of our research is internationally recognised and 60% is world-leading or internationally excellent.
London Met Professor joins scientific committee of major international conference
Professor of Biomedical Sciences Lijun Shang will be a scientific contributor to RegPep24, which aims to accelerate progress in understanding the role of regulatory peptides in systems.
Improving the health of UK firefighters
London Met's Public Health Nutrition Research Group will use three new body composition analysers to support the work of the Firefighters Charity.
New international study shows benefits of omega-3 fats in Type-2-Diabetes
Senior author of the study Professor Laurence Harbige explains that this study provides important data which could improve health recommendations and outcomes for Type-2-Diabetics.
London Met welcomes Vice Chancellor's PhD scholars
These scholarships form part of London Met's commitment to improving the experiences, opportunities and outcomes of students and colleagues from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.
London Met academics explore nutrition for dancers in new book
The book contains scientific advice from a plethora of experts to help dancers choose a nutritional plan that supports the dancer in their physical and mental endeavours.
London Met academics among the most cited in the world
Five researchers from the University feature in the top 2% most impactful academics globally, according to a study by Stanford University.
London Met host the Physiological Society 2021 GL Brown Prize Lecture
17 November, 1pm
The lecture, which is open to all, will explore Cystic Fibrosis: From Gene to Precision Medicines.
Getting ahead in a research career
London Met student Muskaan discusses her experiences of undertaking extended scientific research placements, and the importance of research opportunities for undergraduates.
Expanding the role of pharmacists in general practice
A new editorial co-authored by London Met Professor of Applied Health Research, Duncan Stewart, explores the potential of Structured Medication Reviews (SMR).
Heightened risk of disease as a means of terrorism, say international security experts
Although Covid-19 has heightened concerns about the impact of disease outbreaks, there is not enough awareness about the extent of the dangers of deliberately-caused disease.
Empowering firefighters through nutrition
A new project will support beneficiaries of the Fire Fighters Charity to improve and maintain their own health via the development of educational resources and interventions.
Experts call for action on chemical and biological security governance after the pandemic
A report led by London Met's Prof Lijun Shang warns that the international treaties intended to protect the world against chemical and biological weapons need strengthening.
How has lockdown affected diet?
We meet Syeda Ali, final year Dietetics and Nutrition MSc student, to discuss her research into the effects of the pandemic, and specifically lockdown measures, on people’s diets.