Shelini Surendran

Dr Shelini Surendran

Associate Dean International FHMS, Associate Professor in Biosciences
Executive Assistant: Carolina McGown


Affiliations and memberships

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Research interests





  1. Surendran, S., Mack, K., Bingham, N. M., Edwards, N., Frost-Schenk, J., Keshishi, N., Matos, F., Moldoveanu, J., Walsha, R., Bodman-Smith, K. (2023). The use of extracurricular hackathons to promote and enhance students’ academic and employability skills. International Journal of Educational Research Open, 5, 100307.
  2. Aji, A.S., Surendran, S., Rahayu, H.K., Kurniasari, Y., Triastanti, R.K., Ahmadah, I., Sekar Kusuma, F.H.L., Nabiella, A.D., Laila, A.A., Khoyriyah, A. and Pratiwi, S., 2022. Eating Habits and Lifestyle Changes during COVID-19 Pandemic among Indonesian College Students: Results from Indonesia Dietary and Lifestyle Changes (IDLC) Study. Malaysian Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences18.
  3. Shatwan, I.M., Alhefani, R.S., Bukhari, M.F., Hanbazazah, D.A., Srour, J.K., Surendran, S., Aljefree, N.M. and Almoraie, N.M., 2023. Effects of a Smartphone App on Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Saudi Adolescents: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting6, p.e43160.
  4. Surendran, S. and Surendran, G.S., 2022. Using online comic strip generators to enhance the student experience in bioscience education. 100 Ideas for Active Learning.
  5. Surendran, S. and Hopkins, S. (2022) Using online comic strip generators for formatively assessing the stages of ‘respiration’. Teaching Insights, Available at:…. (Accessed: 18 July 2023)
  6. Surendran, S., Hopkins, S., Danielewicz, D. and Nikadon, E., 25. Using comic strips as an educational tool for learning about the stages of ‘respiration’and promote team-work. Annual# creativeHE collection 2021, p.118.
  7. Hopkins, S. and Surendran, S., 2021. Challenges and serendipities: group working under conditions of social distancing and dual modes of delivery. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, (22).
  8. Surendran, S., Hopkins, S., Aji, A.S., Abubakar, S., Clayton, T., Dunuwila, T., Goss, L., Hatch, R., Horst, M.A., Rathnayake, K.M. and Rosenberg, S., 2021. Perspectives of teaching during the COVID-19 lockdown: a comparison of teaching in university bioscience programmes from around the world. Research in Science & Technological Education, pp.1-22.
  9. Surendran, S., Qassadi, F., Surendran, G., Lilley, D. and Heinrich, M., 2021. Myrcene—what are the potential health benefits of this flavouring and aroma agent?. Frontiers in nutrition8, p.699666.
  10. Surendran, S. and Vimaleswaran, K.S., 2021. A nutrigenetic approach to examine the relationship between vitamin B12 status and cardio‐metabolic traits in multiple ethnic groups–findings from the GeNuIne Collaboration.
  11. Shatwan, I.M., Alhinai, E.A., Alawadhi, B., Surendran, S., Aljefree, N.M. and Almoraie, N.M., 2021. High adherence to the mediterranean diet is associated with a reduced risk of obesity among adults in gulf countries. Nutrients13(3), p.995.
  12. Matusheski, N., Caffrey, A., Christensen, L., Mezgec, S., Surendran, S., Hjorth, M.F., McNulty, H., Pentieva, K., Roager, H.M., Seljak, B.K. and Vimaleswaran, K.S., 2021. Diets, nutrients, genes and the microbiome: Recent advances in personalised nutrition. British Journal of Nutrition, pp.1-24.
  13. Isgin-Atici, K., Alsulami, S., Turan-Demirci, B., Surendran, S., Sendur, S.N., Lay, I., Karabulut, E., Ellahi, B., Lovegrove, J.A., Alikasifoglu, M. and Erbas, T., 2020. FTO gene–lifestyle interactions on serum adiponectin concentrations and central obesity in a Turkish population. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, pp.1-11.
  14. Surendran S, Jayashri R, Drysdale L, Bodhini D, Lakshmipriya N, Shanthirani CS, Vasudevan Sudha, Lovegrove JA, Anjana RM, Mohan V, Radha V, Pradeepa R, Vimaleswaran KS (2019). Evidence for the association between FTO gene variants and vitamin B12 concentrations in an Asian Indian population.  Genes & Nutrition
  15.  Surendran S, Aji AS, Ariyasra U, Sari SR, Malik SG, Tasrif N, Yani FF, Lovegrove JA, Sudji IR, Lipoeto NI, Vimaleswaran KS  (2019). A nutrigenetic approach for investigating the relationship between vitamin B12 status and metabolic traits in Indonesian women. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders
  16. Surendran S, Alsulami S, Lankeshwara R, Jayawardena R, Wetthasinghe K Sarkar S, Ellahi B, Lovegrove JA, Anthony DJ, Vimaleswaran KS (2019). A genetic approach to examine the relationship between vitamin B12 status and metabolic traits in a South Asian population. International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries
  17. Surendran S, Morais CC, Abdalla DSP, Shatwan IA, Lovegrove JA, Cominetti C, Vimaleswaran KS, Horst MA (2019). The influence of one-carbon metabolism gene polymorphisms and gene-environment interactions on homocysteine, vitamin B12, folate and lipids in a Brazilian adolescent population. Journal of Diabetology.
  18. Surendran, S., Adaikalakoteswari, A., Saravanan, P., Shatwaan, I. A., Lovegrove, J. A. and Vimaleswaran, K. S. (2018) An update on vitamin B12-related gene polymorphisms and B12 status. Genes & Nutrition
  19. Bodhini D, Gaal S, Shatwan I, Ramya K, Ellahi B, Surendran S, Sudha V, Anjana MR, Mohan V, Lovegrove JA., Radha V and Vimaleswaran KS (2017) Interaction between TCF7L2 polymorphism and dietary fat intake on high density lipoprotein cholesterol. PLoS ONE