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Research Interests

My research interests lie in evaluating the relationships between diet, health, and wellbeing, using clinical trials, cellular models and secondary population data within a translational framework. Key examples include:

  • Macro and microeconomic drivers of nutrition and health security
  • Soft fruit consumption, cardio-metabolic risk, and heart health
  • Fruit and vegetable intake and heart health
  • Plant-based diets and immune function
  • Antioxidant responses of plant-based diets to physiological stress


  • Registered nutritionist, UKVRN
  • Member of the Nutrition Society
  • Committee member, School of Medicine Ethics Review Board, University of Aberdeen
  • Reviewer for peer-reviewed journals (e.g. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Phytochemistry, European Food Research and Technology, Trends in Food Science and Technology, British Journal of Nutrition)
  • Associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy


  • MSc student, Clinical Pharmacology student, 2019. The effect of berry anthocyanins on vascular inflammation in activated human umbilical vein endothelial cells
  • MSc student, Cardiovascular Science and Diabetes, 2019. A mechanistic investigation of the role of berry bioactives on the regulation of cellular stress and endothelial dysfunction in the vascular system
  • MSc student, Nutrition, 2015. Adaptive responses of dietary phytochemicals to cellular stress.


  • MSc course leader (Foundations of Nutrition), 2015-2019
  • Course contributor on MSc Human Nutrition and online course Nutrition and Health Through the Life Stages (2016-) 

Education/Academic qualification

Life Sciences & Medicine, PhD, Robert Gordon University

1 Oct 20031 Apr 2007

Award Date: 1 May 2007

Life Sciences & Medicine, Bachelors Degree, Robert Gordon University

1 Sep 19991 May 2003

Award Date: 2 Jun 2003


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