University awarded Queen’s Anniversary Prize

The 2017 Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, the highest accolade for any academic institution, has been awarded to the University in recognition of its excellence in the field of food and nutrition. 

Ranked second in the country by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 for Food Science, the judging panel described work undertaken in nutritional sciences at the University as exemplary.

In 2017 Prof Lanham-New led a team of researchers to conduct a ground-breaking study which dispels the myth that vitamin D2 and D3 have the same nutritional value. The research, which found that vitamin D3 was twice as effective in raising levels of the vitamin in the body than its counterpart D2, prompted health authorities to rethink official guidelines around vitamin D.