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Name Position and responsibilities Research interests
Dr Emma Bennett Lecturer in Food and Nutritional Sciences Food security, food sustainability, plant yield, plant physiology, education
Dr Stephanie Bull Lecturer in Sensory Science; Sensory Science Centre Manager; Admissions Tutor (Undergraduate) Sensory science, oral processing, physicochemical interactions, protein-polysaccharide interactions, texture perception, virtual reality in sensory evaluation
Professor Dimitris Charalampopoulos Professor in Food Biotechnology Food waste valorisation, industrial biotechnology, functional foods
Dr Afroditi Chatzifragkou Associate Professor in Sustainable Bioprocessing; Department Director of Teaching and Learning Bioprocessing, food waste, microbial fermentations, biotechnology
Dr Qiaofen Cheng Lecturer; International Student Tutor; International Partnerships Manager; Study Abroad Coordinator Meat processing technology, carcinogen formation in meat products, salt and fat reduction
Dr Miriam Clegg Associate Professor in Human Nutrition; School Director of Postdoctoral Researchers Appetite and food intake, energy expenditure, dietary fats
Dr Stephen Elmore Associate Professor, Flavour Centre Flavour chemistry, analysis of small organic molecules
Professor Colette Fagan Associate Professor in Food Processing; Head of Department; Head of the Food Processing Centre Food processing, dairy science and technology, process analytical technology
Professor Richard Frazier Professor of Food Science; Head of School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy Food protein biochemistry: the functional role of proteins at interfaces in food and biological systems; the role of protein-polyphenol interactions in the bioactivity of plant polyphenols. Food science applications of neutron reflectometry
Professor Glenn Gibson
Professor of Food Microbiology; Head of Food Microbial Sciences Unit Gut microbiology, prebiotics, probiotics
Dr Kim Jackson Senior Research Fellow, Human Nutrition; Chair of the Hugh Sinclair Clinical Unit Management Committee Impact of diet on body composition and cardiometabolic disease, effects of meal fatty acids on triacylglycerol-rich lipoprotein metabolism and insulin resistance, influence of genotype on lipid metabolism and vascular function, acute effects of dietary fats and phytochemicals on vascular reactivity, development of mathematical models of postprandial lipoprotein metabolism
Professor Vimal Karani Professor in Nutrigenetics & Nutrigenomics; Programme Director for BSc Nutrition and Food Science and BSc Nutrition with Food Consumer Sciences; School Director of Postdoctoral Researchers Gene-nutrient interactions on metabolic- and cardiovascular disease- related outcomes using combined approaches from genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics and molecular biology
Dr Kimon-Andreas Karatzas Associate Professor of Food Microbiology; Co-Director of Postgraduate Research Studies Molecular mechanisms of stress resistance of bacterial foodborne pathogens and gut microorganisms; glutamate and amino acid decarboxylase systems
Professor Orla Kennedy Professor in Public Health Nutrition; Teaching and Learning Dean Food choice and appetite
Professor Gunter Kuhnle Professor of Nutrition and Food Science; Director of the Chemical Analysis Facility Dietary assessment, nutritional biomarkers, public health
Dr Marie Lewis Associate Professor in Gut Immunology and Microbiology; Research Division Lead; Head of Flow Cytometry Centre Intestinal bacteria influence on the development of the immune system
Dr Stella Lignou Associate Professor in Sensory and Consumer Science; Programme Director for MSc Food Science and MSc Food Technology - Quality Assurance; Admissions Tutor (Postgraduate Taught)

Flavour profile of fresh produce, consumers’ responses to sustainable packaging and innovative technologies such as 3D Food Printing and Virtual Reality, development of products for targeted groups of people (older adults, cancer patients)

Professor Julie Lovegrove
Hugh Sinclair Professor of Human Nutrition; Head of the Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition; Deputy Director of the Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research (ICMR) Dietary fats, carbohydrates, flavonoids, cardiometabolic risk, nutrient-gene interaction
Dr Nikos Mavroudis Associate Professor in Food Quality and Regulation; Programme Director for BSc Food Science with Business
Professor Lisa Methven
Professor in Food and Sensory Science; Head of Food Research Group Sensory science, taste and flavour chemistry and perception, the effects of age on sensory perception, individual differences in sensory perception, the effects of plant phytochemicals on consumer acceptance
Dr Charlotte Mills Hugh Sinclair Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences; Examinations Officer Maximising the cardiometabolic health impact of plant bioactives
Professor Keshavan Niranjan Professor of Food Bioprocessing; Director of International Collaborations Food engineering, bubble containing foods, high pressure processing, food packaging for functionality and sustainability, frying, aqueous and enzymatic edible oil extraction
Dr Maria Jose Oruna-Concha Associate Professor in Food Chemistry Flavour formation (via Maillard reaction), analysis of food components contributing to taste (including umami & kokumi), analysis and characterization of phytochemicals, recovery of functional ingredients from waste streams, acrylamide
Dr Jane K. Parker Associate Professor; Flavour Centre Manager Flavour chemistry (particularly industry related projects), flavour analysis, GC-Olfactometry, reaction mechanisms for Maillard reaction, lipid degradation, acrylamide formation, optimisation of aroma, mathematical modelling of flavour formation pathways, interaction of aroma compounds with the food matrix, kinetics, smoke
Professor Bob Rastall Professor of Food Biotechnology; School Director of Academic Tutoring; Head of Outreach and Enterprise Prebiotics, probiotics, gut microbial ecology, enzyme technology, carbohydrate bioengineering
Dr Julia Rodriguez Garcia Associate Professor in Food Science; Programme Director for BSc Food Science and BSc Food Technology with Bioprocessing Structure, physical properties, microstructure, bakery science
Professor Jeremy P E Spencer Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry and Medicine; Programme Director for MSc Nutrition and Food Science Dietary phytochemicals and brain function; Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease; flavonoids and other (poly)phenols and their influence on brain health
Professor Carol Wagstaff Professor in Crop Quality for Health; Research Dean for Agriculture, Food and Health; Co-Director of Horticulture Quality and Food Loss Network; Director of AgriFood Training Partnership Quality of food, including the nutritional value, appearance, flavour and shelf life, helping consumers make healthy dietary choices, phytochemicals and food matrices; gut health; crops and yield improvement
Dr Gemma Walton Associate Professor in Metagenomics Gut health, microbiome, prebiotics and probiotics, iron metabolism, equine microbiota
Dr Anisha Wijeyesekera Lecturer in Human Microbiome Studies; Co-Director of Postgraduate Research Studies Molecular phenotyping, gut microbiota-host interactions, diet and age associated health outcomes
Professor Parveen Yaqoob Professor of Nutritional Physiology; Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation Diet, immunity, inflammation, vascular function

Centres, Networks and Partnerships

Name Position and Responsibilities Location
Dr Dimitrios Balagiannis Research Fellow Flavour Centre
Dr Sameer Khalil Ghawi Food Technologist Food Processing Centre
Sarah Hargreaves Hugh Sinclair Unit Manager Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition
Sandra Ilett
Hugh Sinclair Unit Manager Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition
Fiona Lee Administrative Coordinator AgriFood Training Partnership
Barbara Mason Project Manager AgriFood Training Partnership
Rada Mihaylova Research Nurse Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition
Khush Panwar Research Nurse Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition
Dr Carlos Poveda Turrado Research Technician Flow Cytometry Facility

Research and Teaching

Name Position and Responsibilities Research interests
Dr Keith Allen-Redpath Postdoctoral Research Assistant Thrombosis and haemostasis, cardiovascular disease, vascular function and diet
Dr Martin Chadwick Postdoctoral Research Associate Sensory science, analytical chemistry, food security and sustainability
Rui Ding Postdoctoral Research Assistant Physical properties of foods system, emulsions and competitive adsorption, rheology, Theoretical Modelling: Self-Consistent-Field (SCF) calculations
Dr Rosalind Fallaize Postdoctoral Research Assistant Human nutrition
Dr Athanasios Koutsos Postdoctoral Research Assistant Human nutrition
Jose Piornos Research Assistant
Rose-Anna Pushpass Research Assistant
Dr Rachel Smith Postdoctoral Research Assistant Sensory science, consumer behaviour, food choice, co-creation, the obesogenic environment
Dr Michelle Weech Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dietary fat and cardiovascular disease risk
Ruihan Zhou Research Assistant

Professor Emeritus & Visiting Professors and Fellows

Name Title
Professor Paul Berryman Visiting Professor
Professor Geoffrey Campbell-Platt Professor Emeritus of Food Technology
Professor Julian Cooper Visiting Professor
Professor Mike Gordon Professor Emeritus of Food Chemistry
Dr Alistair Grandison Honorary Fellow
Professor Tony Hines Visiting Professor
Professor Basil Jarvis Visiting Professor
Dr David Jukes Honorary Fellow
Professor David Ledward Professor Emeritus of Food Science
Dr Mike Lewis Honorary Fellow
Professor Hal MacFie Visiting Professor
Dr Oonagh Markey Visiting Fellow
Professor Don Mottram Professor Emeritus of Food Chemistry
Professor David Richardson Visiting Professor
Professor Ian Rowland Professor Emeritus of Human Nutrition
Professor David Schofield Professor Emeritus of Cereal Biochemistry
Dr Rebecca Smith Visiting Fellow
Professor David Thomson Visiting Professor
Andrew Wilbey Honorary Fellow