Sue Lanham New

Susan Lanham-New

Head of the Department of Nutritional Sciences
Personal assistant: Elise Frost-Bridges
+44 (0)1483 686920



Current Position:

Head of the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Surrey in Guildford, UK.

Registered Public Health Nutritionist (RPHNutr).

Academic Training:

UG training (Chichester) in Exercise Physiology and PG training (Aberdeen) in Human Nutrition and Metabolism.

PhD in Nutrition and Bone (University of Aberdeen, Rowett Research Institute, Aberdeen Royal Hospitals)


1991 PhD Scholarship, Nutritional Consultative Panel

Young Investigator Award at the World Osteoporosis Conference, Amsterdam, 1996

Young Investigator Award at the National Osteoporosis Society Conference, Bath, 2000

Young Investigator Award at the Joint Meeting of ECTS and IBMS, Madrid 2001

2001 Nutrition Society Medal: Role of the skeleton in acid-base homeostasis.

Book Editorship:

Editor (with Professor J-P Bonjour, Geneva) of 1st academic textbook on 'Nutritional Aspects of Bone Health' (NAoBH) 2003

Editor (with J-P Bonjour) of NAoBH 2nd Edition, 2010 due

First Editor on the Prevention and Management of Osteoporosis textbook, 2007

Editor-in-Chief of the NS Textbook Series

Committee Membership

Nutrition Forum for the National Osteoporosis Society

Scientific Advisory Group of British Nutrition Foundation and the BNF Taskforce on Ageing.

Editorial Board of Osteoporosis Review

Honorary Communications Officer of the UK Nutrition Society from 2000-2006.

External Examiner at the University of Ulster in Coleraine (2004-2008)

PhD Students:

5 successfully completed; 7 in active study

Research Publication:

Published more than 80 peer-reviewed original papers, book chapters and reviews

Research Income:

Raised more than £2M in research grants.

Research interests

Nutritional Aspects of Bone Health

The Department of Nutritional Sciences has received funding for research in Nutritional Aspects of Bone Health

Specific projects currently running:

Interaction between diet and sunlight exposure on vitamin D status in Caucasian and Asian women (D-FINES) study

Extent of vitamin D deficiency in Saudi Arabian women and boys and girls

Impact of veiling on Vitamin D status in Kuwait adolescent girls: impact on bone mass

Protein and bone health: systematic review and meta-analysis

Role of dietary and supplemental potassium to osteoporosis prevention

Nutritional influences on stress fracture incidence in the Royal Marines

Role of trace elements to bone health

Nutrition and exercise influences on peak bone mass attainment

Nutrition and bone in the Swiss elderly

Role of the skeleton in acid-base homeostasis

Research collaborations

Collaborative research work

Dr Jacqueline Berry, Vitamin D Research Group, University of Manchester

Dr Jo Fallowfield, Institute of Naval Medicine, Gosport, Hampshire

Professor David Torgerson, Centre for Health Economics, University of York

Professor Richard Eastell, Dr Rosemary Hannon, Bone Metabolism Group, University of Sheffield

Professor Jalal Khan, King Abdula-Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Professor Peter Burckhardt, University Hospital, Lausanne

Professor David Reid and Dr Helen Macdonald, Osteoporosis Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

Professor Gordon Ferns and Professor Margot Umpleby, Post-Graduate Medical School, University of Surrey

Nutritional Sciences Division staff: Dr Warren Lee; Professor Bruce Griffin; Dr Kath Hart; Dr Jonathan Brown; Dr Adam Collins; Dr Babs Engel


Module Organiser for BMS3016 Nutrition Research Methodology and BMS3033 Sports Nutrition

Teaching Duties:

BMS 3016 Nutrition Research Methodology

BMS 3033 Sports Nutrition

BMS 3013 Reproduction and Growth

BMS 3015 Vitamins and Minerals

BMS 3017 Practical Nutrition

BMS 2012 Micronutrients

BMS 2027 Nutritional Needs of Population Groups

MSc Nutritional Medicine

MSc Toxicology

MSc Molecular Biology

Departmental duties

Reader in Nutrition

UG and PG Teaching Duties

Member of the Academic Assembly Policy Committee

Co-Local Organizer for 68th Nutrition Society Conference, University of Surrey, (29th June to 2nd July 2009). Member of NS Programmes Committee

Editor-in-Chief of the Nutrition Society Textbook Series. Member of NS Publications Committee

My publications


Lanham-New S.A. Vitamin D and calcium in the maintenance of bone health and prevention of osteoporosis. Proc Nutr Soc 2008;67:163-176.

Lanham-New S.A. and Shearer MJ. Is vitamin K special to bones? Osteoporosis Review 2008;16:1-4.

Lanham-New S.A. The balance of bone health: tipping the scales in favour of the potassium case. J Nutr 2008. 138:172S-177S.

Gannon RHT., Millward DJ., Macdonald HM., Frassetto LA., Remer T., Lanham-New S.A. Estimates of net acid excretion indirectly (NAEind) and net rate of endogenous non-carbonic acid production (NEAP) in the elderly UK population: analysis of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) of British adults aged 65 years and over. Brit J Nutr 2008 (in the press).

Ward KA, Roberts SA, Adams JE, Lanham-New S.A., Mughal MZ. Calcium supplementation and weight bearing physical activity--do they have a combined effect on the bone density of pre-pubertal children? Bone 2007;41(4):496-504.

Frassetto LA, Lanham-New S.A., Macdonald HM, Remer T, Sebastian A, Tucker KL, Tylavsky FA. Standardizing terminology for estimating the diet-dependent net acid load to the metabolic system. J Nutr 2007;137(6):1491-2.

Lanham-New S.A., Lee WT., Torgerson DJ., Millward DJ. Is vegetable protein better for bone than animal protein? In: Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis (6th International Symposium on Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis, Switzerland). Eds B. Dawson--Hughes, P Burckhardt and RP Heaney. Challenges of Modern Medicine. Elsevier Science 2007; ICS 1297; pp310-318.

Lanham-New S.A. Thompson RL., More J., Brooke-Wavell K., Hunking P., Medici E. Importance of vitamin D, calcium and exercise to bone health with specific reference to children and adolescents. Nutrition Bulletin 2007;32:364-377.

Cockrayne R., Adamson J. Lanham-New S.A., Shearer MJ., Gilbody S., Torgerson DJ. Vitamin K and the prevention of fractures: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Archives Internal Medicine 2006;166:1256-1261; Archives Internal Medicine 2007;167: 94-95 [Letter].

Lanham-New S.A. Are fruits and vegetables: the unexpected natural answer to osteoporosis prevention? American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2006;83:1254-1255 [Editorial].

New S.A. Macdonald H. M., Grubb D. A., Reid D.M. Intakes of net endogenous non-carbonic acid production (NEAP) are positively associated with indices of bone health in pre and perimenopausal women. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2004;76:131-142.

Nurmi-Lawton JA., Baxter-Jones ADJ., Mirwald R., Bishop JA., Taylor P., Cooper C., New S.A. Evidence of sustained skeletal benefits from impact-loading exercise in young adolescent females: a 3-year longitudinal study. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 2004;19:314-322.

New S.A. The role of the skeleton in acid-base homeostasis. The 2001 UK Nutrition Society Medal Lecture. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 2002;61:151-164