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.


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

research partners

Joint Scientific & Strategic Research Leads

Prof Shumone Ray – NNEdPro Executive Director

Prof Daniele Del Rio – NNEdPro Scientific Director (Non-Executive)


Joint Scientific & Strategic Research Deputies

Dr Giuseppe Grosso – NNEdPro Global Innovation Panel Principal Advisor

Dr Rajna Golubic – NNEdPro Global Innovation Panel Principal Advisor


Scientific Research & Operational Support Team 

Dr Marjorie Lima do Vale – NNEdPro Visiting (Postdoctoral) Research Associate*

Dr Claudia Tramontt – NNEdPro Visiting (Postdoctoral) Research Assistant*

Mayara de Paula – NNEdPro Visiting Research Assistant*

Kai Kargbo – NNEdPro Assistant Communications and Project Officer*

Sucheta Mitra – NNEdPro Research Applications & Agreements Lead*

Matheus Abrantes – NNEdPro Research Finance & Operations Lead*


*Core Support



Prof Eleanor Beck – NNEdPro Principal Visiting (Professorial) Research Associate

Dr Jeff Bohn – NNEdPro Principal Visiting Research Associate

Pauline Douglas – NNEdPro Principal Visiting Research Associate

Selvarahi Elahi – NNEdPro Principal Visiting Research Associate

Prof Martin Kohlmeier – NNEdPro Principal Visiting (Professorial) Research Associate

Dr Kathy Martyn – NNEdPro Principal Visiting Research Associate

Prof Kausik Ray – NNEdPro Principal Visiting (Professorial) Research Associate


Dr Suzana Al Moosawi – NNEdPro Senior Visiting Research Associate

Dr Maria Korre – NNEdPro Senior Visiting Research Associate


Dr Luke Buckner – NNEdPro Visiting (Medical) Research Associate

Dr Harrison Carter – NNEdPro Visiting (Medical) Research Associate


Sammyia Ashraf – NNEdPro Visiting Research Associate

Harry Jarret – NNEdPro Visiting Research Associate

Jorgen Johnsen – NNEdPro Visiting Research Associate

Breanna Lepre – NNEdPro Visiting Research Associate

Elaine Macaninch – NNEdPro Visiting Research Associate

Helena Trigueiro – NNEdPro Visiting Research Associate

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.


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


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


Preclinical Studies & Food Sciences

D Del Rio, M Vacca


NNEdPro @ University of Wollongong: School of Medicine

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

E. Beck, S.Ray



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


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 @ Sino-Cambridge Health Research & Innovation Institute (SCHRII)

      Precision Nutrition and Novel Therapeutic Interventions

– M Lim, S Ray


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.



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

2015 Complete Nutrition Outstanding Achievement Award

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