Food in Mind

Neutraceuticals – new ingredients, foods and diets developed specifically to have a health or dietary benefit – are a major growth area.  The Nutrition Trials Network brings together expertise in product development, trials and statistical skills, providing a strong clinical trial infrastructure and offering to industry independent, high-quality evidence of the effectiveness of new foods and dietary interventions.

Examples of the impact of our work in this area include:

  • Successful design and delivery of high quality, innovative, multi-centre, randomised clinical trials and research projects across NHS priority areas, including evaluation of a range of complex interventions
  • A rapidly developing portfolio dedicated to diet and obesity
  • The effects of breakfast on academic performance and cognitive ability in children

Research leads Andrew Hill, Professor of Medical Psychology; Louise Dye, Professor of Nutrition & Behaviour

Email A.J.Hill@leeds.ac.uk, l.dye@leeds.ac.uk

Key contributors

Maria Bryant, Senior Research Fellow

Janet Cade, Professor of Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health

Amanda Farrin, Professor in Clinical Trials

Mark Hull, Professor of Molecular Gastroenterology

Claire Hulme, Professor of Health Economics

Clare Lawton, Senior Research Fellow

Jane Nixon, Professor of Tissue Viability and Clinical Trials Research