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Headshot of Phillipa JacksonDr Philippa Jackson

Director of the Brain Performance and Nutrition Research Centre

  • Effects of bioactive lipids on brain function and behaviour (cognition, psychological state, stress, sleep)
  • Effects of nutrients and dietary supplements on cognitive performance
  • Nutritional support for sleep
  • Brain health across the lifespan
  • Individual differences in response to treatment

Professor Glyn Howatson

Professor of Molecular Nutrition and Executive Dean, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences

  • Understanding fatigue / stress, recovery and adaptation to optimising human performance
  • Use of functional foods to manipulate physiological function for health and improved exercise capacity
  • Integrated applied physiology that use molecules-to-man approach to understand the brain to muscle interaction

Dr Jose Lara Gallegos

Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition

  • Lycopene and Tomato and risk of cardiovascular diseases
  • Relationship between sodium and hypertension
  • Dietary nitrite supplementation on blood pressure




Professor Jason Ellis

Director of the Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research (NCSR)

  • The causes and consequences of insomnia
  • The assessment, diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders
  • The mechanisms underpinning sleep and wakefulness





Dr Darren Smith

Professor of Bacteriophage Biology within the Department of Applied Biology, Cellular and Molecular Sciences/Microbiology Group

  • Microbiome studies
  • Whole genome sequencing
  • RNA-Seq
  • Isoform sequencing and epigenetics


Dr Iain Brownlee

Dr Iain Brownlee

Associate Professor in Biology, Food and Nutrition

  • Dietary assessment
  • Dietary quality and dietary patterns
  • Dietary fibre, whole grains and seaweeds on cardiovascular, metabolic and gastrointestinal health
  • Novel technology for nutrition and health assessment




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