Welcome to our new PhD student

The University of Nottingham has formed a new partnership with the University of Adelaide and as part of this the universities have created some new PhD studentships. Our lab has been fortunate enough to secure one of these studentships and we have now appointed Sally Draycott to be our student. Sally, a recent graduate from the School of Biosciences (Animal Science) will spend 2 years of her project here at Sutton Bonington and 2 years in Adelaide. Her supervisor in Australia will be Professor Robert Gibson. The project will examine the effect of fatty acids in the maternal diet upon fetal development and later health.


It’s that time of year again.

n.b. This is not me.
n.b. This is not me.

Calling course leaders and module organisers everywhere. Although it may be August and you are maybe sitting with your feet up listening to England destroy Australia in the cricket (as am I), climbing a mountain, walking the Pennine Way, perhaps lazing on a beach or paddling in the surf, you just know that it will soon be over and the students will be returning to campus hungry for your wisdom. It. Is. Going. To. Happen.

I am aware that many courses will be teaching lifespan nutrition at various stages of their degrees. Many of those courses make use of my book, Nutrition: A lifespan approach. I have extensively updated that first edition now and the second edition, entitled Nutrition Health and Disease: A lifespan approach will be available in a couple of weeks. If your libraries are now updating their stock, or you are renewing your reading lists then now might be a good time to take the details (ISBN:978-1-118-90709-2) and get some orders in.

As well as an updated text which will refer students to the current state-of-the-art in the subject, buying the book will give lecturers access to pre-prepared lecture slides which can be used in teaching.