Mechanisms to explain variation in serum low density lipoprotein cholesterol response to dietary saturated fat
I'm a Biomedical Scientist with expertise in lipid metabolism, nutritional biochemistry and cardiovascular disease. After gaining a BSc with first class honours in medical laboratory science at Portsmouth Polytechnic in 1984, I undertook a PhD on the effects of exercise and diet on human plasma lipoproteins at the University of Aberdeen, under the supervision of Professor Ronald Maughan and Dr Roy Skinner (1988). This was followed by postdoctoral research in Pathological Biochemistry at Glasgow Royal Infirmary with Professors Jim Shepherd and Chris Packard.
Since 1994, I've held academic posts as a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader and Professor of Nutritional Metabolism at the University of Surrey. I teach undergraduate dietitians, nutritionists and food scientists, as well as nutritional medicine and human nutrition masters students.
I'm an active researcher and external speaker in human nutrition, in relation to cardiovascular health, and I've published widely in the areas of blood lipids, dietary macronutrients and cardiovascular disease. My research has been supported by grants from the Medical Research Council, British Heart Foundation, Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Food Standards Agency, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, and various industries.