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Metabolic Health

Unit(s) of assessment: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy

Research theme: Health and Wellbeing

School: School of Science and Technology


Research within the Metabolic Health theme encompasses analysis of the molecular basis of genetic and cellular events that impact metabolic processes.

Our research is increasing our understanding of fundamental processes and identifying biomarkers and therapeutic interventions to target metabolic diseases including diabetes, obesity and cancer.

Our researchers have proven expertise and track record of success in the study of diet and lifestyle factors affecting metabolic health and pathology during early development, in specific disease states and in ageing.

The Metabolic Health group works at the interface of basic biological research, human translational research and bioengineering to increase understanding and provide new tools to combat diseases and improve health.

Our research and PhD opportunities

Opportunities often arise for postgraduate research towards a PhD within our research team. If you are interested in carrying out a PhD please contact the prospective supervisor directly or visit our Research Degrees webpage.

Current funded PhD opportunities:


Current awarded external research funding include:

  • The Physiological Society
  • The Society for Endocrinology
  • Bioscientifica
  • The Biochemical Society
  • MRC
  • Wellcome Trust
  • Diabetes UK
  • Diabetes Wellness and Research Foundation
  • Royal Society


You can search our publications on NTU's iRep database.