I am a Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and the Deputy Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Nutrition at De Montfort University. Currently, I am also practising as a Registered Nutritionist (with specialism in Nutrition Science) in the UK.
As an active researcher in nutrition, my research expertise has been developed in the area of diet, nutrition, and prevention and management of chronic diseases particularly for cardiovascular diseases and Type-II diabetes. My current research is focused on devising personalised nutrition regimes or dietary advice for different population groups based on their health status (e.g. diabetic), socioeconomic status, ethnicities as well as psychological wellbeing (e.g. neurological and mental health). My further research interests include mechanistic investigations into the functionality and potential clinical applications of natural edible plant foods in cancer prevention and treatment. Overall, my research line straddles across basic scientific discovery in diet, nutrition and disease and public health nutrition exploration and implementation.
My teaching covers the areas of fundamental aspects of nutrition, metabolic nutrition, nutrition and genetics, evidence-based nutrition in disease prevention and management particularly for chronic diseases as well as food science.
Beyond teaching and research, I am also looking into further building Knowledge Transfer Partnership projects with industries using my expertise in food and nutritional product development and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-featured modelling of nutritional management concepts established from the past work experiences gained in food and AI-centred industries in both the UK and overseas.