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Dr Nigel Hoggard. Senior Research Fellow, Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen

 As part of the diet and metabolic health group my research interests are:

  • Mechanisms involved in the regulation of energy balance and body weight, and to determine how dysregulation leads to obesity and its associated pathologies.
  • The endocrine and physiological role of factors secreted by adipose tissue.
  • Dietary strategies for alleviating the metabolic complications such as type 2 diabetes associated with obesity as alternatives to pharmaceutical interventions.

 

I am currently investigating the idea that there are foods, or components of foods, which could be used as an alternative to drugs to prevent and treat type 2 diabetes (T2D) associated with obesity.

 

The research we are doing could help the food industry to make their products healthier and encourage people to eat a healthier diet.

 

Activities

Recently retired as a council member of the Nutrition Society and have held several posts within the society over the years including Chair of the Scottish Section of the Nutrition Society and co-organiser of numerous Nutrtion Society meetings.

Founder member and past chair of ACERO (Aberdeen Centre for Energy regulation and Obesity).

Evaluator for SoMoPro Programme: SoMoPro is co-financed by Marie Curie Actions (COFUND scheme)

Editorial Board member of

•             Current Nutrition and food Science published by Bentham Science

•             World Journal of Diabetes published by Bentham Science

•             The Open Nutrition Journal,

•             The Open Nutrition Reviews, and

•             The Open Nutrition Letters all published by Bentham Science.

 

Supervision

PhD students:

Teresa Grohmann ‘Efficacy of flavonoid-rich bilberry and grape seed extracts to modulate metabolic risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus development’ (2018-2021) Industry funded by By-Health.

Sisir Barik ‘Identification of soft-fruit bioactive that regulate postprandial hyperglycaemia’ Funded by a UoA Elphinstone studentship (2016-2019)

Khairun Nafisa SumaIi ‘New Approaches to Model and Measure the Effects of Fish and Fish Fatty Acids on Metabolic Health Outcomes in South Asian Population’ (2015-2019) Funded by the Maylasin Government.

Mahasin Alnajjar ‘An investigation into the effects of soft fruit extracts with high anthocyanin content on glycaemia in overweight or obese people with or without Type II Diabetes, and an exploration of their potential use to make healthier food products’. (2012- 2016) Funded by the Kuwait government.

 

Several MSc students

 

Current Teaching

 

Course-related responsibilities Programme lead for the MSc in clinical nutrition. The first distance learning Nutrition programme accredited by the AfN. Contributor to several courses on the human and clinical nutrition MSc programme. Contribute and help develop the UoA STGA Tourist course and Futurelearn 'Nutrition and Wellbeing' courses. The 'Nutrition and Wellbeing' course is very popular with over 46,000 people worldwide across 160 countries signing up for the course.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Life Sciences & Medicine, PhD

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