About the Food, Metabolism & Society domain
The Food, Metabolism & Society research domain combines UCL resources to promote interdisciplinary approaches addressing metabolic disease and global nutrition, and to further communication between academics, policy-makers, the food industry, and the public.
The research domain serves as a hub for all UCL work on the topic and is an active network of researchers from across UCL, the Francis Crick Institute, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. We have members from 5 UCL faculties: Engineering Sciences, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, Population Health Sciences, and Social & Historical Sciences.
We are keen to work with - and learn from - as many stakeholders as possible, both from UCL and beyond.
The Food, Metabolism and Society research domain is a new initiative at UCL, which showcases research on a wide range of topics related to healthy human metabolic function and the environmental and economic impact of human, animal and microbial metabolisms.
We combine UCL resources to promote interdisciplinary approaches addressing metabolic disease and global nutrition, and to further communication between academics, policy-makers, the food industry, and the public.
Promoting globally-oriented metabolism research advancing basic, clinical, and public health science in key areas: metabolic disease; metabolism and global health; biodiversity and agriculture; food and decision-making.
Training early-career researchers to develop interdisciplinary backgrounds to impact the treatment of metabolic disease and global nutrition policies.
Providing UCL and London-based researchers with cutting-edge research facilities for the study of metabolism.
Public and Policy Engagement
Providing scientific experts and other resources for the media and public to understand the science, politics and environmental impact of nutrition and metabolism.