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Julie Lovegrove

Julie Lovegrove Staff Profile
  • Head of the Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition
  • Deputy Director of the Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research (ICMR).



Building location

Harry Nursten

Areas of interest

Professor Lovegrove's main research interests include investigations of the nutritional influences of metabolic syndrome development and increased cardiovascular disease risk, including nutrient-gene interactions. Of particular interest is the impact of dietary fats, carbohydrates and phytochemicals on vascular reactivity, insulin resistance and lipid metabolism in different population groups.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Nutritional Biochemistry, University of Surrey
  • BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Surrey
  • Diploma in Dietetics, University of Surrey
  • Registered Nutritionist (Association for Nutrition).

Awards and honours

Research awards

  • EU FP7 (2011-2015) – Food4Me. Personalised nutrition: An integrated analysis of opportunities and challenges. PI for Reading (15 EU centres)
  • BHF (2012) – Infrastructure grant for ICMR Imaging Centre CI
  • Volac (2012-2015) – Comparative effects of milk proteins on vascular function PI
  • BBSRC TSB (2012-2014) – Validating heart health benefits of broccoli. PI for Reading
  • BHF (2011-2014) New Horizons Grant – "Mathematical model of platelet function" CI
  • Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust (2011-2014) – Infrastructure grant for Charles Wolfson Research Nurses PI
  • Dairy Council/Dairy UK (2012-2014) – Evaluation of dairy in the GB diet PI
  • FSH/DH (2009-2013) – Dietary SFA, n-6 PUFA or MUFA on vascular function (DIVAS) PI
  • BBSRC DRINC (2010-2013) – Saturated fat through the food chain CI
  • BBSRC DRINC (2010-2013) – Prebiotics, gut microbiota and markers of metabolic risk CI
  • Sugar Nutrition UK (2011-2013) – Impact of reformulated foods on nutrient intake and metabolic markers PI
  • Nutricia (2010-2013) – Influence of eNOS genotype on the vascular response to fish oil CI
  • Alpro Foundation (2009-2012) – Impact of fruit and vegetable consumption on cancer risk markers CI.

External activities

  • Expert on the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN)
  • SACN expert on the Project Board for the NDNS rolling programme
  • SACN expert on the Carbohydrate Working Group
  • Chair of the Accreditation Committee for Association for Nutrition (AfN)
  • External Examiner for BSc and MSc Programme in Nutrition, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Assistant Editor, British Journal of Nutrition
  • Assistant Editor, Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Assistant Editor, Journal of Nutritional Science.


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