Nutrition research and innovation consortium

key scientific research outputs to date

MRC EWL Nutrition and Vascular Studies 2010-2018

For several years leading up to 2018 the NNEdPro Chair’s Nutrition and Vascular Studies Platform in combination with the NNEdPro Scientific Director’s Dietary Bioactives and Health Platform formed the basis for an innovative consortium bringing together a unique combination of collaborators. This work received early recognition through a British Medical Association Research Foundation Award and has attracted significant support from a number of agencies including Research Councils.

​In 2020, the NNEdPro Global Centre has expanded its Nutrition Research and Innovation Consortium (NRIC) spanning 5 academic institutions and 5 specialist organisations. Going forward the combined strengths from these hubs of research will seek to address further unanswered questions around Nutrition and Disease Prevention/Intervention, connecting the cutting edge of science to evidence-informed professional education.

Aim

To undertake primary nutrition research through basic science, human interventions, population studies and evidence syntheses to inform health policy and practice.

researchers

NNEdPro Directors

​Sumantra (Shumone) Ray - Executive Director

Daniele Del Rio - Scientific Director (Non-Executive)

Pauline Douglas - Education Director

Minha Rajput-Ray - Medical Director (Non-Executive)

NNEdPro Virtual Core Representatives

Ali Khalid - NRIC Honorary Visiting Research Associate (Clinical)

Breanna Lepre - NRIC Research Associate (Doctoral) & Project Lead

Celia Laur - NRIC Visiting Senior Research Associate (Postdoctoral) 

Claudia Mitrofan - NRIC Honorary Visiting Senior Research Associate (Postdoctoral) 

Dominic Crocombe - NRIC Honorary Visiting Research Associate (Clinical)

Elaine MacAninch - NRIC Visiting Research Associate (Clinical)

Eleanor Beck - NRIC Honorary Visiting Principal Research Associate (Professorial)

Emily Fallon - NRIC Honorary Visiting Research Associate (Predoctoral) 

Federica Amati - NRIC Visiting Research Associate (Postdoctoral) 

Giuseppe Grosso - NRIC Honorary Visiting Senior Research Associate (Postdoctoral) 

Harry Jarrett - NRIC Research Associate (Postdoctoral) 

Helena Trigueiro - NRIC Research Associate (Predoctoral) & Project Lead

James Bradfield - NRIC Visiting Research Associate (Clinical)

Jorgen Johnsen - NRIC Visiting Research Associate (Predoctoral) 

Kai Sento Kargbo - NRIC Research Assistant (Predoctoral) & Project Officer

Kathy Martyn - NRIC Honorary Visiting Principal Research Associate (Professorial)

Lauren Ball - NRIC Visiting Senior Research Associate (Postdoctoral) 

Luke Buckner - NRIC Research Associate (Clinical) & Project Lead

Marjorie Lima do Vale - NRIC Research Associate (Postdoctoral) & Project Lead

Martin Kohlmeier - NRIC Visiting Principal Research Associate (Professorial)

Matheus Abrantes - NRIC Ops & Strategy Lead (Partnerships, Costings & Finance)

Mayara de Paula - NRIC Visiting Research Associate (Predoctoral) 

Mei Yen Chan - NRIC Honorary Visiting Principal Research Associate (Professorial)

Rajna Golubic - NRIC Honorary Visiting Senior Research Associate (Postdoctoral) 

Sarah Rade - NRIC Ops & Strategy Lead (Meetings & Tasks)

Shane McAuliffe - NRIC Visiting Research Associate (Clinical)

Sucheta Mitra - NRIC Ops & Strategy Support (Partnerships, Applications & Lay Writing)

Tim Eden - NRIC Honorary Visiting Research Associate (Clinical)

 

Cardiometabolic Causal Inference Representatives

Claudia Tramontt - NRIC Research Associate (Postdoctoral)

Sammyia Ashraf - NRIC Visiting Research Associate (Predoctoral) 

 

COVID19 Taskforce Representatives

Kaninika Basu - NRIC Visiting Senior Research Associate (Postdoctoral) 

Harrison Carter - NRIC Visiting Research Associate (Clinical)

Niky Raja - NRIC Visiting Research Associate (Predoctoral) 

Suzana Almoosawi - NRIC Visiting Senior Research Associate (Postdoctoral) 

 

NRIC Partner Representatives

Ianthi Tsimpli - NRIC Visiting Principal Research Associate (Professorial)

Jeff Bohn - NRIC Visiting Principal Research Associate (Professorial)

Kausik Ray - NRIC Visiting Principal Research Associate (Professorial)

Mary Lim - NRIC Visiting Senior Research Associate (Predoctoral) 

Mary Ward - NRIC Visiting Principal Research Associate (Professorial)

Michele Vacca - NRIC Visiting Senior Research Associate (Postdoctoral) 

Shailaja Fennel - NRIC Visiting Principal Research Associate (Professorial)

NOTE: From March 2020 the NNEdPro Nutrition and COVID-19 Taskforce (Click here and scroll down to view membership) in partnership with BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health and working with key members of the NNEdPro Nutrition Research and Innovation Consortium will seek to take forward research and evidence synthesis relating to nutritional aspects of both the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 as well as related challenges including those related to food and nutrition security arising from this global crisis. A number of individuals in the Taskforce will be co-applicants/co-investigators for Nutrition and COVID-19 related research working closely with additional internal and external collaborators of NNEdPro forming bespoke project teams dedicated to each specific initiative.

academic institutions

From January 2019 to December 2022, our former research undertaken at the MRC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory in Cambridge, has moved to Ulster University to form the NNEdPro-NICHE Global Nutrition, Health and Disease (GNHD) Programme. The strategic direction of the NNEdPro Nutrition Research and Innovation Consortium is co-led with GNHD and Ulster University

NNEdPro @ Ulster University School of Biomedical Sciences and Global Nutrition, Health and Disease in the Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health 

   

  Evidence Synthesis, Human Intervention Studies & Biomedical Sciences

– S Ray, D Del Rio, M Ward

From October 2017 to December 2021 our Interdisciplinary Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) supported work is undertaken with its main base in Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Cambridge.

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NNEdPro @ University of Cambridge Schools of Arts, Humanities, Social and Biological Sciences

       Evidence Synthesis & Education Studies | Interdisciplinary Studies & Social Sciences

 – S Ray, I Tsimpli, S Fennel

NNEdPro @ Imperial College London School of Public Health 

 

Epidemiological Studies & Population Health Sciences

– K Ray, S Ray

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NNEdPro @ University of Parma School of Advanced Studies in Food Sciences and Nutrition

       

Preclinical Studies & Food Sciences

D Del Rio, M Vacca

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NNEdPro @ University of Wollongong: School of Medicine

Evidence synthesis and education Studies I Epidemiological Studies & Population Health Sciences

E. Beck, S.Ray

SPECIALIST ORGANISATIONS

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NNEdPro @ Swiss Re Institute 

Evidence Synthesis, Data Science & Knowledge Exchange

- J Bohn, S Ray

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NNEdPro @ Laboratory of the Government Chemist (LGC) 

 

Specialist Measurements & Knowledge Exchange

– S Elahi, S Ray, D Del Rio

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NNEdPro @ BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health (BMJ NPH)

Special Collections

– M Kohlmeier and S Ray

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NNEdPro @ the Education and Research in Medical Nutrition Network (ERimNN)

Medical Healthcare and Community Education Studies

– K Marthyn, E Macaninch, L Buckner and S Ray

NNEdPro @ Orient Lab and Cambridge Research and Innovation’ (OLCRI)

Nutrition Education and Public Health Action Research

 – M Lim, S Ray

opportunities

We are always looking for interested individuals or orgnaisations who share our research interests! If you would like to collaborate on a specific research project, please do contact us.

 

We also provide ample opportunities to students, interns or scholars who wish to undertake a research project including both undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation projects. If you are interested please contact us.

links

Awards

stay connected

2016 Finalist & Runner-Up: BMJ Education Team of the Year Awards

2015 Complete Nutrition Outstanding Achievement Award

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