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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Latest research news
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.
When objects in space collide
Dr Jon Tandy discussed his research on the processes that happen in high-speed collisions in solar systems on the Science Off Camera podcast.
Reducing malnutrition in children undergoing chemotherapy
A London Met-GOSH study aimed to find out how different types of feeding affected the weight of children experiencing mucositis as a result of chemotherapy.
3D printing for drug delivery
Dr Bruno Sil dos Santos uses 3D printing to develop new surrogates that can mimic the same properties as human membranes to find new ways to improve approaches to drug delivery.
Fighting a near-impossible fight: using antibodies to eradicate viruses
Gary McLean, Professor in Molecular Immunology, explains his life’s work to find and use monoclonal antibodies to target viruses.
London Met PhD student named Nutritionist of the Year by the Caroline Walker Trust
Greg Lessons has been named nutritionist of the year by the Caroline Walker Trust for his innovative lifestyle programme for London's firefighters.
Public health lecturer launches latest book at 45th International Book Fair
Hormonal Bodies, which was co-edited by Dr Yolanda Eraso, explores themes including hormonal therapies for breast cancer and hormonal therapies during puberty.
Tests find traces of faeces on popular restaurant touchscreens
Tests conducted by Dr Paul Matewele, a microbiologist at London Metropolitan University, have found that touchscreens in McDonald’s restaurants carry faeces.