Co-instigator of the prebiotic concept for gut microbiota modulation. The article which originally coined this term was confirmed as the most highly cited paper ever published on any area of functional foods. There are now over 4000 research papers on this subject. Given Highly Cited Researcher status from Thomson Reuters since 2001.
Past President and Founder member of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP). In 2019, I helped set up an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the gut microbiome. This influential body includes a group of MPs and peers that have a growing interest in the field.