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Miriam Clegg

  • Deputy Director, Institute of Food, Nutrition & Health (IFNH)
  • School Director of Postdoctoral Researchers
  • Programme Director BSc Nutrition
  • Module convenor
    • FB2PUB2 Public Health Nutrition (BSc)
    • FBMPUB Public Health Nutrition and Consumer Food Choice (MSc)
  • Module Co-convenor
    • PM1MPAS3 Pubic Health (BSc Physician Association Programme)
    • FB2SEN Nutrition and Sports and Exercise Nutrition (BSc)



Building location

Harry Nursten

Areas of interest

My areas of research interest include examining the role of food and diet on appetite, incorporating markers of food intake, eating behaviours and nutritional status including gastrointestinal transit, energy expenditure and hormones related to appetite. At present, my work focuses strongly on exploring nutrient intakes across the lifespan, particularly investigating mechanisms for improving foods, diets and appetite control, and increasing protein intake in older adults. My research right now is funded by grants obtained from the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Medical Research Council (MRC), Joint Programming Initiative “A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life” and European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT Food). As Principal Investigator for the BBSRC funded Food4Years Ageing Network, I have built a community that is committed to the development, integration and communication of healthy, affordable foods and specific diets for all older adults across our food landscape.

The main methodologies that I utilise are food intake and physical activity measurements, questionnaires and scales, indirect calorimetry for energy expenditure and substrate utilisation, measurement of appetite hormones and gastric emptying utilising stable isotopes and oral processing techniques.

Academic qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • PhD (Nutrition), University of Limerick
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Registered Nutritionist (RNutr)

Professional bodies/affiliations

  • Registered Nutritionist (Association for Nutrition).

External activities

  • Accreditation Committee Member, Association for Nutrition
  • External Examiner, BSc Nutrition, St Mary’s University
  • Assistant Editor, British Journal of Nutrition
  • Assistant Editor, Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Assistant Editor, Journal of Nutritional Science
  • Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Subject Benchmark Statement Advisory Group


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