What We Do

Our Services

  • Consultancy on nutrition regulatory issues, including health claims

  • Consultancy, design and development of trial protocols

  • Recruitment and screening of volunteer participants

  • Trial management and co-ordination

  • Data collection, analysis and interpretation

  • Publication of peer reviewed scientific articles

A range of expertise can be found at the Unit, both in academic and commercially funded areas of human nutrition research. Drawing on national and international expertise, the research team provides the skills and capabilities to carry out nutrition studies from early inception through to completion. The Unit provides a venue for commercial and investigator-led clinical studies across a range of nutrition specialties.

Our Facilities

  • Clinical Room with phlebotomy chair for blood collection
  • Indirect Calorimetry Room for measuring energy expenditure
  • Interview Room/Lounge
  • 5 fully furnished bedrooms with smart TV, working desk, and a cupboard for residential and overnight studies
  • Biological sample handling laboratory
  • Metabolic kitchen
  • Toilet and shower

Our Capabilities

Capabilities available within the Unit include:

  • Controlled diet┬áprovision and control

  • Energy expenditure measurement (Indirect Calorimetry)

  • Anthropometry including assessment of body composition

  • Phlebotomy (including venous cannulation)

  • Urine and faecal collection

Nursing cover for overnight stays can be externally contracted where required.