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Nutrition Research and Innovation Consortium

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.

We are always looking for interested individuals or orgnaisations who share our research interests as outlined above. If you would like to commission or collaborate on a specific research project that utilises our capabilities please do contact us. 


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



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

Research Partners

Joint LeadsProf Daniele Del Rio | Prof Shumone Ray

Joint Deputies – Dr Giuseppe Grosso | Dr Rajna Golubic | Nida Ziauddeen

Key Research Themes – Nutrition and Vascular Studies | Diet, Nutrition and Non-Communicable Disease Prevention


  • Parma University/Italy/EU – Prof Daniele Del Rio (Co-PI) | Dr Michele Vacca (Co-PI – Visiting) – Basic & Preclinical Sciences

  • Ulster University – Prof Mary Ward (Co-PI) | Prof Shumone Ray (Co-PI – Visiting) – Explanatory & Human Intervention Studies

  • Imperial College London – Prof Kausik Ray (Co-PI) | Prof Shumone Ray (Co-PI – Visiting) – Population Studies & Epidemiology

  • Cambridge Biomedical Campus/University of Cambridge – Prof Shumone Ray (Co-PI) | Dr Giuseppe Grosso (Co-PI – Visiting) | Dr Rajna Golubic (Key Investigator – Clinical) | Nida Ziauddeen (Key Investigator – Visiting) – Evidence Synthesis & Educational Intervention Studies; Data Science & Translational Studies

  • Laboratory of the Government Chemist (LGC) – Selvarani Elahi (Key Contact) – Grant Coordination & Study Measurements

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