Editorial Board

Dr Justin Roberts, Ph.D, SFHEA, mBANT - Editor-in-Chief

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Dr Roberts is a Professor of Nutritional Physiology applied to exercise and functional health within the Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University. He is a BANT Registered Nutritionist, and Editor-in-Chief for the Nutrition Evidence Database (the only scientific database which specialises in nutrition and lifestyle medicine to support an evidence-based approach to practitioner clinical-decision making). He has published over 65 peer-reviewed, scientific articles and book chapters, and is a reviewer for numerous academic journals including: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition; International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism; Nutrients; Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise; Frontiers in Nutrition; and the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. His research focuses on nutritional strategies to promote metabolic flexibility and adaptive recovery in relation to exercise, including polyphenol and protein-targeted approaches, along with interests in pre-probiotic and food-based strategies to support gastrointestinal function.

Michelle Barrow, BSc (Hons), MSc, QTLS, DProf, fBANT - Editor

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Dr Barrow is the Academic Team Director and Clinical Director at CNELM. Michelle completed a Doctorate in Professional Studies (DProf) in 2019, titled "Leading transformation in Personalised Nutrition Practice". Her doctoral research included the construction of clinical tools to enable the development of a new evidence base for personalised nutrition practice in obesity management. She strives to develop the evidence base to support personalised nutrition practice through her academic work, research supervision, post-doctoral research, and publication. She is published in many scientific journals, including Autoimmunity Reviews, Nutrition Reviews and Current Research in Food and Nutrition.

Dr Kate Lawrence, BA(Hons), PhD, FHEA - Editor

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Dr Lawrence is a Senior Lecturer in psychology at St Mary’s University, Twickenham. Kate’s research specialises in neurodevelopmental disorders, with a particular focus on dietary and microbiome influences on mental health and cognitive function. She is published in many scientific journals, including Frontiers in Psychology, Neuropsychology, Neuropsychologia, Brain and Cognition.

Jessica Rigutto, MPharm, MPH, Dr.sc., ETH Zurich, DipION, mBANT - Editor

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Dr Rigutto is a Senior Assistant and Lecturer at the Human Nutrition Laboratory, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health, of ETH Zürich. Following an early career in pharmacy, Jessica obtained a Master of International Public Health at the French School of Public Health and a Doctor of Science in Human Nutrition from ETH Zürich. Jessica is co-creator of the OpeN-Global knowledge hub on nutritional biomarkers for global health research, hosted by King’s College London, and has numerous publications in the scientific press, including the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Thyroid and Public Health Nutrition. Her research specialises in addressing micronutrient deficiencies through novel applications and supporting public health policy.

Clare Grundel, MSc, BA (Hons), mBANT - Managing Editor

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Following a career in international development and finance, Ms Grundel studied for an MSc in Nutritional Therapy. Clare brings to Nutrition Evidence skills in project management developed over 20 years and more recent experience of critical appraisal of nutrition research. She is a practising Registered Nutritional Therapist based in Cambridge and focuses her nutrition practice on inflammatory arthritis and chronic pain. Clare joined the BANT team in 2017 as Science and Education Manager and manages all aspects of the Nutrition Evidence database.