Nutrition and Bone Health Research: Diet, bone health and osteoporosis and rickets (NBH)

Lead Research Organisation: MRC Centre Cambridge

Abstract

We aim to identify the role of nutrition and lifestyle in bone health and the prevention of osteoporosis and rickets.
Osteoporosis is a major global public health concern. In the UK, fractures caused by osteoporosis affect 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men aged over 50 years. Internationally, more than 1.5 million hip fractures occur annually and it is predicted that this will increase four-fold by the year 2050. Research into the prevention of osteoporosis is of strategic relevance to the general population, government and industry. Poor bone health can also affect people in several other ways. Stunting, for example affects millions of children around the world, with implications for the health of individuals and for national economies. Rickets, a debilitating disease of children, is a problem in many countries and is re-emerging in the UK.
Our research focuses on the importance of nutrition for the developing skeleton in childhood and adolescence, bone mass and strength in young adult life, or women during pregnancy and breast-feeding, and in older people. We study different areas of the skeleton using various scanning techniques. We measure metabolites and hormones in blood and urine samples, and assess dietary intakes. We conduct comparative studies in the UK, The Gambia, China, Bangladesh, South Africa, Malawi, Uganda, and Kenya in order to provide a world-wide perspective to these issues. The work is focussed on calcium nutrition, vitamin D status and other dietary factors but with consideration of other potentially important aspects such as sunshine exposure, body size and composition

Technical Summary

We aim to identify the role of nutrition & lifestyle in bone health & the prevention of osteoporosis & rickets within the wider context of nutrition policy for calcium & vitamin D in developed & developing countries. Our goal is to promote global public health by investigating the role of nutrition & other factors in the optimisation of bone health & the prevention of fragility fractures & rickets.
Poor bone health can affect people in several ways. Stunting, for example, affects millions of children around the world, with implications for the health of individuals & for national economies. Rickets, a debilitating disease of children, is a problem in many countries & is re-emerging in the UK. Osteoporosis is a major health concern world-wide. In the UK, fractures caused by osteoporosis affect 1 in 2 women & 1 in 5 men aged over 50 years. Internationally, more than 1.5 million hip fractures occur annually & it is predicted that this will increase four-fold by the year 2050.
Our research is focussed on calcium nutrition & vitamin D requirements but with consideration of other potentially important influences such as muscle strength, body size & composition & metabolic processes. Health outcomes of particular relevance are fracture risk, osteoporosis, rickets, growth & stunting. The programme has a strong emphasis on translational engagement with policy informers.
The main study sites are UK (especially Cambridge and Southampton); Keneba, The Gambia (Calcium, Vitamin D & Bone Health sub-programme U.1232.00.002.00001.01); Shenyang, People's Republic of China; Chakaria, Bangladesh; Johannesburg, South Africa; Blantyre, Malawi; Kampala, Uganda, & Nairobi Kenya. These populations vary widely in fragility fracture incidence, calcium intake, vitamin D status & physical activity patterns. Our research integrates human physiological studies at different stages of life, conducted across population groups from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, with metabolic studies of the calcium-phosphate-vitamin D system.
Studies are being conducted in infants, children, adolescents, women during pregnancy and lactation, young adults, and in older people. Measurements of bone mineral content, shape and size, using techniques such as dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) & high resolution pQCT, are combined with assessments of dietary intake, physical activity, sunshine exposure, body composition, muscle function, bone turnover, & calcium, phosphate and vitamin D metabolism. Intervention studies, with follow-up & prospective longitudinal investigations permit hypotheses to be tested concerning the influence of diet & lifestyle on musculoskeletal health & the mechanisms of adaptation to a low calcium intake, a low vitamin D supply, or both.
Research into the optimisation of bone health & prevention of osteoporosis is of strategic relevance to global health policy. This programme aims to provide the scientific evidence on which future nutritional policy & practice world-wide can be based, with a pathway to impact through our translational involvements with governmental scientific advisory committees, other bodies & academic dissemination.

Organisations

Publications

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Adams JE (2014) Quantitative computer tomography in children and adolescents: the 2013 ISCD Pediatric Official Positions. in Journal of clinical densitometry : the official journal of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry

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Amirabdollahian F (2009) Is the zinc intake of young people in the UK adequate? in European journal of clinical nutrition

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Ashby RL (2011) The muscle-bone unit of peripheral and central skeletal sites in children and young adults. in Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA

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Bikle D (2017) Vitamin D metabolites in captivity? Should we measure free or total 25(OH)D to assess vitamin D status? in The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology

 
Title GB Mothering Sun-day 
Description Entry in MRC Photo/Art Competition for Cambridge Centenary Celebration 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact Won 1st prize Image has subsequently been put on Unit website and used in MRC Centenary Evaluation report 
URL http://www.mrc.ac.uk/news-events/news/mrc-centenary-evaluation-published/
 
Description AR UK Clinical Steering Group on Paediatrics
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Abbott Nutrition Growth Sumit (KW)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description All Party Parliamentary Osteoporosis Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description All Party Parliamentary Osteoporosis Group (APPOG) Inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description BASELINE Steering Group
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Bone Research Society (BRS) (KW)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Cabinet Office Review of Advisory Committees
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Citations in Institute of Medicine calcium and vitamin D report
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Danish Technical University Review Advisory Board
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact High level report to the vice-Chancellor of the university and reccommendations for the future structure and funding of the unit under review
 
Description Department for Business Innovation and Skills, Technology Strategy Board 2011
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Department for Business Innovation and Skills, Technology Strategy Board 2013
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs Consultation on the Flour and Bread Regulations 1998
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Department of Health Calcium and Vitamin D Controversies
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact xxxx
 
Description Department of Health Science Seminar on Calcium and Vitamin D Controversies
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact xxxx
 
Description Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS) HRpQCT Paediatric Working Group
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology - rickets prevention guidelines
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
 
Description Expert Advisor for NICE Centre for Guidelines (CFG)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description FSA Advisory Committee on Vitamin D Methodology
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description FSA General Advisory Committee for Science - 2010
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description FSA General Advisory Committee for Science - 2011
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Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description FSA General Advisory Committee for Science - 2012
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Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description FSA General Advisory Committee for Science - 2013
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description FSA General Advisory Committee for Science - 2014
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Food Standards Agency, General Advisory Committee for Science 2015/16
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Gastroenterologists SPR training day
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Expert overview on policy and practice with respect to vitamin D
 
Description Goverment Office for Science, Scientific Advisory Committee Chairs Forum - 2010
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Government Office for Science, Scientific Advisory Committee Chairs Forum - 2011
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Government Office for Science, Scientific Advisory Committee Chairs Forum - 2012
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Government Office for Science, Scientific Advisory Committee Chairs Forum - 2013
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Government Office for Science, Scientific Advisory Committee Chairs Forum - 2014
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Government Office for Science, Scientific Advisory Committee Chairs Forum 2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description IOM Calcium and vitamin D - expert review of recommendations
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Imperial College London, Social Medicine and Health Services Research Unit Advisory Board
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Innovate UK 2015/16
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description International Children's Conference on Bone Health (ICCBH) 2017
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Update for the continuing professional development of health workers in the field of bone health
 
Description International Guidelines for Clinical Densitometry
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Improvements in clinical service delivery.
 
Description International Society for Clinical Densitometry, Pediatric Clinical Steering group
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
 
Description International Society for Clinical Densitometry, Pediatric Clinical Steering group
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
 
Description International Society for Clinical Densitometry, Pediatric Clinical Steering group 2013
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
 
Description International Working Group - collection of samples and measurement of bone markers
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description LIFE cohort survey
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description LSHTM Nutition for Global Health MSc Modules 2014
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Teaching international nutritionists, clinicians, public health specialists on modules related to maternal and child health, vitamin and mineral and nutrition related chronic diseases. Supervising projects and dissertations on these topics.
 
Description LSHTM Nutrition for Global Health MSc Modules 2013
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Teaching international nutritionists, clinicians, public health specialists on modules related to maternal and child health, vitamin and mineral and nutrition-related chronic diseases. Supervising projects and dissertations on these topics.
 
Description LSHTM Nutrition for Global Health MSc Modules 2015
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Teaching international nutritionists, clinicians, public health specialists on modules related to maternal and child health, vitamin and mineral and nutrition related chronic diseases. Supervising projects and dissertations on these topics.
 
Description LSHTM Public Health Nutrition MSc Modules 2006
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Teaching international nutritionists, clinicians, public health specialists on modules related to maternal and child health, vitamin and mineral and nutrition-related chronic diseases. Supervising projects and dissertations on these topics.
 
Description LSHTM Public Health Nutrition MSc Modules 2007
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Teaching international nutritionists, clinicians, public health specialists on modules related to maternal and child health, vitamin and mineral and nutrition-related chronic diseases. Supervising projects and dissertations on these topics.
 
Description LSHTM Public Health Nutrition MSc Modules 2008
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Teaching international nutritionists, clinicians, public health specialists on modules related to maternal and child health, vitamin and mineral and nutrition-related chronic diseases. Supervising projects and dissertations on these topics.
 
Description LSHTM Public Health Nutrition MSc Modules 2009
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Teaching international nutritionists, clinicians, public health specialists on modules related to maternal and child health, vitamin and mineral and nutrition-related chronic diseases. Supervising projects and dissertations on these topics.
 
Description LSHTM Public Health Nutrition MSc modules 2010
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Teaching international nutritionists, clinicians, public health specialists on modules related to maternal and child health, vitamin and mineral and nutrition-related chronic diseases. Supervising projects and dissertations on these topics.
 
Description LSHTM Public Health Nutrition MSc modules 2011
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Teaching international nutritionists, clinicians, public health specialists on modules related to maternal and child health, vitamin and mineral and nutrition-related chronic diseases. Supervising projects and dissertations on these topics.
 
Description LSHTM Public Health Nutrition MSc modules 2012
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Teaching international nutritionists, clinicians, public health specialists on modules related to maternal and child health, vitamin and mineral and nutrition-related chronic diseases. Supervising projects and dissertations on these topics.
 
Description LSHTM Public Health Nutrition MSc modules pre-2006
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Teaching international nutritionists, clinicians, public health specialists on modules related to maternal and child health, vitamin and mineral and nutrition-related chronic diseases. Supervising projects and dissertations on these topics.
 
Description LSHTM Public Health Nutrition Module
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Teaching international nutritionists, clinicians, public health specialists on modules related to maternal and child health and nutrition-related chronic diseases.
 
Description MRC GCRF Foundation Awards
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description MRC PSMB Strategy Workshop
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description MRC/Wits UniversityMineral Metabolism Research Unit, South Africa
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact High level report to the South African Medical Research Council and reccommendations for the future structure and funding of the unit under review
 
Guideline Title Quantitative Computer Tomography in Children and Adolescents
Description Member of International Task Force
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in clinical guidelines
 
Description NDNS Project Management Board
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
URL http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsStatistics/DH_130728
 
Description NICE Programme Development Group for Maternal and Child Nutrition
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
Impact Developing advice on health policy for NICE
 
Description NICE Programme Development Group for Maternal and Child Nutrition
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
Impact Developing advice on health policy for NICE
 
Description NICE Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact NICE guidance on weight management before, during and after pregnancy published in 2010
 
Description NICE Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Development of NICE guidance on weight management before, during and after pregnancy
 
Description NICE guidance scoping meeting for weight management before, during and after pregnancy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Development of NICE guidance published in 2010
 
Description NICE workshop on public health guidance and prevention of vitamin D deficiency
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description NIHR-funded Upbeat Study-Trial Steering Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description National Osteoporosis Society Diet and Lifestyle Advisory Committee 2006
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Health advice for the general public and patients with osteoporosis
 
Description National Osteoporosis Society Diet and Lifestyle Advisory Committee 2007
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Health advice for the general public and patients with osteoporosis
 
Description National Osteoporosis Society Diet and Lifestyle Advisory Committee 2008
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Health advice for the general public and patients with osteoporosis
 
Description National Osteoporosis Society Diet and Lifestyle Advisory Committee 2009
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Health advice for the general public and patients with osteoporosis
 
Description National Osteoporosis Society Diet and Lifestyle Advisory Committee 2010
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Development of nutrition advice for prevention of osteoporosis
 
Description National Osteoporosis Society Diet and Lifestyle Advisory Committee 2011
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Health advice for the general public and patients with osteoporosis
 
Description National Osteoporosis Society Diet and Lifestyle Advisory Committee 2012
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Health advice for the general public and patients with osteoporosis
 
Description National Osteoporosis Society Diet and Lifestyle Advisory Committee 2013
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Health advice for the general public and patients with osteoporosis
 
Description National Osteoporosis Society Diet and Lifestyle Advisory Committee pre-2006
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Health advice for the general public and patients with osteoporosis
 
Description National Osteoporosis Society Education Day 2013
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description National Osteoporosis Society Vitamin D Working Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact xxx
 
Description Nutrition Professions Confederation; Nutrition Society
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Advocacy for professionalisation of nutrition practice in UK
 
Description Nutrition Professions Confederation; Nutrition Society
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Advocacy for professionalisation of nutrition practice in UK
 
Description Review of Nutrition and Health Research
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description SACN Carbohydrates Draft report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Sackler Vitamin D Consultation (KJ)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network for Osteoporosis
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description UK Science Advisory Committee on Nutrition and several of its panels and working groups
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Risk assessment for nutrition and public health policy formulation in the Department of Health, Food Standards Agency and UK Government in general with international reach
 
Description UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition and several of its panels and working groups 2006
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Risk assessment for nutrition and public health policy formulation in the Department of Health, Food Standards Agency and UK Government in general
 
Description UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition and several of its panels and working groups 2007
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Risk assessment for nutrition and public health policy formulation in the Department of Health, Food Standards Agency and UK Government in general
 
Description UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition and several of its panels and working groups 2008
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Risk assessment for nutrition and public health policy formulation in the Department of Health, Food Standards Agency and UK Government in general
 
Description UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition and several of its panels and working groups 2009
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Risk assessment for nutrition and public health policy formulation in the Department of Health, Food Standards Agency and UK Government in general
 
Description UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition and several of its panels and working groups 2010
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Risk assessment for nutrition and public health policy formulation in the Department of Health, Food Standards Agency and UK Government in General
 
Description UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition and several of its panels and working groups 2011
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Risk assessment for nutrition and public health policy formulation in the Department of Health, Food Standards Agency and UK Government in General
 
Description UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition and several of its panels and working groups 2012
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Risk assessment for nutrition and public health policy formulation in the Department of Health, Food Standards Agency and UK Government in General
 
Description UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition and several of its panels and working groups 2013
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Risk assessment for nutrition and public health policy formulation in the Department of Health, Public Health England, Food Standards Agency and UK Governments in general
 
Description UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition and several of its panels and working groups 2014
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Risk assessment for nutrition and public health policy formulation in the Department of Health, Public Health England, Food Standards Agency and UK Governments in general
 
Description UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition and several of its panels and working groups 2015
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Risk assessment for nutrition and public health policy formulation in the Department of Health, Public Health England, Food Standards Agency and UK government in general.
 
Description UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition and several of its panels and working groups 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition and several of its panels and working groups pre-2006
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Advise to government and risk assessments for the UK populations in relation to nutrition
 
Description University of Surrey MSc Nutritional Medicine 2011
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Teaching international nutritionists, clinicians, health professionals and public health specialists on modules related to maternal and child health nutrition. Setting and marking coursework and exam questions.
 
Description University of Surrey MSc Nutritional Medicine 2012
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Teaching international nutritionists, clinicians, health professionals and public health specialists on modules related to maternal and child health nutrition. Setting and marking coursework and exam questions.
 
Description University of Surrey MSc Nutritional Medicine 2013
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Teaching international nutritionists, clinicians, health progessionals and public health specialists on modules related related to maternal and child health nutrition setting and marking coursework and exam questions
 
Description University of Surrey MSc Nutritional Medicine pre-2006
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Teaching international nutritionists, clinicians, health professionals and public health specialists on modules related to maternal and child health nutrition. Setting and marking coursework and exam questions.
 
Description University of Surrey Nutritional Medicine MSc 2007
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Teaching international nutritionists, clinicians, health professionals and public health specialists on modules related to maternal and child health nutrition. Setting and marking coursework and exam questions.
 
Description University of Surrey Nutritional Medicine MSc 2009
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Teaching international nutritionists, clinicians, health professionals and public health specialists on modules related to maternal and child health nutrition. Setting and marking coursework and exam questions.
 
Description University of the West Indies Tropical Medicine Research Institute
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact High level report to the Director of the Unit and the Medical Research Council and reccommendations for the future structure and funding of the unit under review.
 
Description VDSP, Federal Register notice, March 2011
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Vitamin D Standardization Programme (VDSP)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description WHO discussions on Vitamin D in pregnancy and children
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description 2012 World AIDS Conference Travel Grant for MH
Amount £2,200 (GBP)
Organisation British HIV Association (BHIVA) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2012 
End 07/2012
 
Description Arthritis Research UK PhD Grant for ME
Amount £58,500 (GBP)
Organisation Arthritis Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2011 
End 08/2014
 
Description BBRSC DRINC
Amount £550,000 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/M027252/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2019
 
Description BIS (formerly DfES) UK-China Research Fellowships for Excellence
Amount £7,306 (GBP)
Organisation Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2007 
End 12/2007
 
Description BRS Barbara Mawer Travelling Fellowship for JR
Amount £1,500 (GBP)
Organisation Bone Research Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2012 
End 04/2012
 
Description BRS Mellanby Centre Member Claim for GB for New Investigator Workshop Sheffield
Amount £100 (GBP)
Organisation Bone Research Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2013 
End 07/2013
 
Description Barbara Mawer Travel Fellowship
Amount £2,180 (GBP)
Organisation Bone Research Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2016 
End 05/2017
 
Description Bone Research Society Barbara Mawer Fellowship for SS for travel and susbsistence for visit to South Africa
Amount £2,150 (GBP)
Organisation Bone Research Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 12/2013
 
Description British Council Workshop on Fluoride Metabolism and Public Health Brazil
Amount £2,500 (GBP)
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2014 
End 04/2014
 
Description Cambridge Philosophical Society Research Studentship Grant for GB
Amount £1,500 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 01/2014
 
Description Cambridge-Africa for GG
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Alborada Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2013 
End 05/2014
 
Description Cambridge-Gates Scholarship for FN
Amount £105,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 302544242 
Organisation Higher Education Funding Council for England 
Department Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2016
 
Description DH VIDEOS Study
Amount £274,651 (GBP)
Organisation Department of Health (DH) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2012 
End 02/2014
 
Description Dietary determinants of nutritional status among Gambian adolescent girls (Sackler)
Amount £34,933 (GBP)
Organisation Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science 
Sector Learned Society
Country Unknown
Start 01/2016 
End 06/2016
 
Description EU-FP7 for ODIN
Amount € 103,536 (EUR)
Funding ID 613977 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 11/2013 
End 11/2017
 
Description Endocrine Society Travel Grant
Amount € 1,234 (EUR)
Organisation Endocrine Society (USA) 
Sector Learned Society
Country United States
Start 05/2016 
End 05/2016
 
Description European Nutrition Leadership Programme
Amount € 750 (EUR)
Organisation European Nutrition Leadership Programme (ENLP) 
Sector Learned Society
Country Netherlands
Start 03/2016 
End 04/2016
 
Description European Nutrition Leadership Programme 2014
Amount € 750 (EUR)
Organisation European Nutrition Leadership Programme (ENLP) 
Sector Learned Society
Country Netherlands
Start 03/2014 
End 04/2014
 
Description Evelyn Trust Research Award/The Evelyn Trust
Amount £88,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Evelyn Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2010 
End 01/2013
 
Description Flexible Funding award for interdisciplinary placement at UEA, Norwich
Amount £4,965 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 09/2017
 
Description HNR Career Development Fellowship for VB
Amount £180,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2016
 
Description Hughes Hall Travel Grant to JR for ECTS
Amount £250 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2011 
End 10/2011
 
Description Hughes Hall Travel Grant to JR for ISNAO 2012
Amount £250 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2012 
End 06/2012
 
Description ISRHML 2012 Travel Grant to GB
Amount £400 (GBP)
Organisation International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Global
Start 09/2012 
End 10/2012
 
Description International Course on Mixed Methods
Amount € 1,234 (EUR)
Organisation Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp 
Sector Academic/University
Country Belgium
Start 03/2016 
End 04/2016
 
Description MPhil studentship for MJ/Self-funded
Amount £55,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2010 
End 04/2014
 
Description MRC Centenary Award MH
Amount £64,473 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2013
 
Description MRC Centenary Award for VB
Amount £29,700 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2012 
End 07/2013
 
Description MRF Mid-Career Capital Bid Award for KW
Amount £146,000 (GBP)
Funding ID C0442 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Department Medical Research Foundation
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2013 
End 03/2014
 
Description Medical Research Council (MRC) Clinical Fellowship for MH
Amount £107,228 (GBP)
Funding ID MC_EX_G0800783 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2011 
End 11/2012
 
Description National Osteoporosis Society Project Grant for KW/SaM. Nutrition through the lifecourse and skeletal health at age 60-64
Amount £49,779 (GBP)
Organisation National Osteoporosis Society 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2012 
End 08/2013
 
Description New Investigator Scholarship for the 2018 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)
Amount $2,000 (USD)
Organisation International Antiviral Society USA 
Start 03/2018 
End 03/2018
 
Description Newnham College Book Grant
Amount £47 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Department Newnham College
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2013 
End 03/2013
 
Description Newnham College Travel Grant for GB to attend ECTS PhD Training, Hamburg
Amount £383 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Department Newnham College
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2013 
End 09/2013
 
Description Nutrition Society travel grant and registration paid for JR to attend Annual Summer Meeting 2013
Amount £259 (GBP)
Organisation The Nutrition Society 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2013 
End 06/2013
 
Description PhD Studentship for JB
Amount £55,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2015
 
Description PhD Studentship for SD
Amount £55,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2016
 
Description PhD Studentship for SS
Amount £55,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2015
 
Description PhD studentship for AR
Amount £55,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2011 
End 09/2014
 
Description PhD studentship for FH
Amount £55,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description PhD studentship for GB
Amount £55,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2010 
End 09/2013
 
Description PhD studentship for GS/Nestle Research Center
Amount £55,000 (GBP)
Organisation Nestlé Research Center 
Sector Private
Country Switzerland
Start 09/2003 
End 09/2006
 
Description PhD studentship for HJ
Amount £55,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2005 
End 09/2009
 
Description PhD studentship for JR
Amount £55,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2010 
End 09/2013
 
Description PhD studentship for LD
Amount £55,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2005 
End 09/2008
 
Description PhD studentship for MH
Amount £55,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2009 
End 09/2012
 
Description PhD studentship for MoB
Amount £55,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description PhD studentship for RW
Amount £55,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2004 
End 09/2008
 
Description PhD studentship for SA/Cambridge ORS via Islamic Development Bank
Amount £55,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2009 
End 04/2013
 
Description PhD studentship for SS
Amount £55,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2007 
End 09/2011
 
Description PhD studentship for VB
Amount £55,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2009 
End 09/2012
 
Description Royal Society Research Grant
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Funding ID RG150268 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 08/2017
 
Description The Nutrition Society (Irish Section) Travel Bursary for JR for ISNAO 2012
Amount £350 (GBP)
Organisation The Nutrition Society 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2012 
End 06/2012
 
Description University of Cambridge Newnham College Continuing Research Studentship for GB
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2011 
End 12/2011
 
Description ALPHABET - Amalgamated Paediatric Bone Density Studies 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of DXA data from children and adolescents for the creation of a national reference
Collaborator Contribution Provision of DXA data from children and adolescents for the creation of a national reference
Impact Project development and successful application to Arthritis Research UK for Clinical Studies/Pilot Feasibility Grant
Start Year 2010
 
Description Adolescent bone growth in South Africa 
Organisation Medical Research Council of South Africa (MRC)
Department Developmental Pathways of Health Research Unit (DPHRU)
Country South Africa 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise in bone growth and development, and in bone imaging, access to adolescent cohorts in The Gambia and UK, and PhD studentship
Collaborator Contribution Access to data from the Birth-to-Twenty cohort. Expertise in clinical paediatrics
Impact PhD studentship sucessfully awarded. Travel award to student for visit to South Africa Abstracts of preliminary findings at international meetings PhD dissertation submitted Feb 2016
Start Year 2011
 
Description Aetiology of African and Asian Rickets 
Organisation Mayo Clinic
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; ethnic differences; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; study design, grant applications, biochemical assays
Collaborator Contribution Clinical paediatrics and expertise in metabolic medicine; senior involvement in studies of rickets in Nigeria and elsewhere
Impact Inputs into international policy discussions concerning the aetiology, treatment and prevention of African and Asian rickets PubMed ID 16801179 Multidisclipinary - clinical, paediatrics, endocrinology, nutrition and bone health
 
Description Aetiology of African rickets 
Organisation University of Jos
Country Nigeria 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; ethnic differences; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; study designs and interpretation, biochemical assays
Collaborator Contribution Clinical paediatrics; metabolic bone disease; diagnosis of rickets; access to potential study subjects with rickets in Nigeria; study design, data acquisition and interpretation
Impact Refinement of concepts about the aetiology of African rickets; inouts into international discussions on the prevention and treatment of rickets Pubmed ID 16801179
 
Description Aetiology of African rickets 
Organisation University of the Witwatersrand
Department Department of Paediatrics and Child Health
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; ethnic differences; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; study designand interpretation, biochemical assays
Collaborator Contribution Clinical paediatrics; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; African context; diagnosis of rickets and radiological assessments
Impact Development of novel hypotheses on the aetiology of non-vitamin D deficiency rickets in Africa; inputs into international policy discussions on vitamin D requirements and rickets prevention Pub ID: 18234575, 16801179 Multidisclipinary - clinical, paediatrics, nutrition and bone health
 
Description Aetiology of Rickets in Bangladesh 
Organisation International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b)
Country Bangladesh 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; ethnic differences; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; study design, grant applications, biochemical assays, joint supervision of PhD student
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in local context, co-ordination study designs and grant applications, access to potential study subjects, acquisition of data, supervision of joint PhD student
Impact Joint supervision of PhD student, Project development, Collaborative Agreement, development of protocols approved by Research Review Board and Ethics Committee Multidiscliplinary - clinical paediatrics, nutrition and bone health
Start Year 2007
 
Description Aetiology of rickets in Chakaria 
Organisation International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b)
Country Bangladesh 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Hypothesis development, study design, supervision of PhD student, data and laboratory analysis and interpretation, manuscript preparation
Collaborator Contribution access to potential study subjects, provision of clinical and fieldwork and staff
Impact Development of study proposal, successful ethics application, Collaborative Agreement. Fieldwork complete, data analysis ongoing. PhD thesis completion and award Abstracts presented at international meetings Papers in draft
Start Year 2010
 
Description Aetiology of rickets in Chakaria 
Organisation Social Assistance and Rehabilitation for the Physically Vulnerable (SARPV- Bangladesh)
Country Bangladesh 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Hypothesis development, study design, supervision of PhD student, data and laboratory analysis and interpretation, manuscript preparation
Collaborator Contribution access to potential study subjects, provision of clinical and fieldwork and staff
Impact Development of study proposal, successful ethics application, Collaborative Agreement. Fieldwork complete, data analysis ongoing. PhD thesis completion and award Abstracts presented at international meetings Papers in draft
Start Year 2010
 
Description Austrian FGF23 and iron studies 
Organisation Medical University of Innsbruck
Country Austria 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Scientific expertise in phosphate metabolism, specialist biochemical analysis
Collaborator Contribution Study design and provision of samples
Impact None yet
Start Year 2015
 
Description Babybones - Trial of Vitamin D in Pregancy among Ethnic Minorities 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; ethnic differences; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; study design, grant applications, biochemical assays
Collaborator Contribution Trial co-ordination, study design, grant application
Impact Grant applications submitted to Big Lottery and for EME funding (MRC/NIHR). Unsucessful and therefore currently in abeyance
Start Year 2008
 
Description Baylor-Uganda for NIH 
Organisation Baylor College of Medicine
Department Children's Foundation - Uganda
Country Uganda 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Expertise about preroduction and bone health, nutrition and bone health in Africa
Collaborator Contribution Expertise on HIV and PMTCT,research facilities
Impact Grant proposal to NIH in 2013. Outcome awaited
Start Year 2013
 
Description Bone Health of Indian Children: Follow-up of a Randomised Controlled Trial of Vitamin D Supplementation During Infancy 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; ethnic differences; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; study design, grant applications, biochemical assays
Collaborator Contribution Scientific inputs into trial design in India; study design, grant applications
Impact Training in specialist assays Project formulation and grant submission
Start Year 2008
 
Description Bone Health of Indian Children: Follow-up of a Randomised Controlled Trial of Vitamin D Supplementation During Infancy 
Organisation University of Delhi
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; ethnic differences; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; study design, grant applications, biochemical assays
Collaborator Contribution Trial co-ordination, study design, grant application
Impact Training in specialist assays Project development and grant submission
Start Year 2008
 
Description Bone Health through the lifecourse studies 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Funding of inputs by Associate Professor, access to facilities and data in Cambridge and The Gambia
Collaborator Contribution Time of Associate Professor for joint studies
Impact None yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description Bone health in cystic fibrosis children 
Organisation Addenbrooke's Hospital
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Expertise and research investigations in bone metabolism and phenotyping: population health nutrition
Collaborator Contribution Clinical expertise in cystic fibrosis and access to patients
Impact Study protocols finalised and submitted; ethics approval granted. Studies are underway
Start Year 2012
 
Description Bone imaging for human research 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; bone through the lifecourse; bone imaging; nutrition policy and practice; involvement in research studies and cohorts requiring bone imaging
Collaborator Contribution Clinical radiology; expertise in bone imaging and interpretation
Impact Refinement of bone imaging for research studies in human volunteers; incorporation of bone imaging in national cohort data collections. Multidisciplinary (clinical radiology plus human bone physiology)
 
Description Bone imaging for nutrition studies 
Organisation Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Country Australia 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; bone imaging; ethnic differences; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; study designs and interpretation
Collaborator Contribution Networking, scientific discussions, data acquisition and interpretation, radiation safety
Impact Technology transfer into The Gambia through the establishment of bone imaging for research studies in The Gambia, training of personnel and development of relevant radiation governance framework. Studies of bone health in lactation. Paper submitted. Multidisclipinary - clinical radiology, nutrition and bone health
 
Description Bone studies in children 
Organisation University College London
Department Institute of Child Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; bone imaging; ethnic differences; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; study design, grant applications, access to research data for developing new concepts in children's bone imaging
Collaborator Contribution Clinical paediatrics; bone imaging in children; scientific interchange
Impact Refinement of guidelines for clinical densitometry in children PubMed ID 18541591
 
Description Bone studies in children and pregnant women 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department Department of Human Metabolism
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; bone imaging; ethnic differences; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; study design, grant applications, biochemical assays, joint PhD supervision
Collaborator Contribution Clinical paediatrics; expertise in metabolic bone disease; involvement in 1) MAVIDOS vitamin D trial of mothers and young children; 2) evidence review of vitamin D requirements in pregnancy; 3) bone health of obese children; 4) co-supervision of PhD student
Impact Refinement of concepts on nutritional requirements of mothers and young children; input into the discussions of UK SACN; submission of grant proposals. Multidisclipinary - clinical, paediatrics, nutrition and bone health
 
Description Bone through the lifecourse 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Ongoing support of Dr Ward in her research on bone through the lifecourse linked to this programme.
Collaborator Contribution Ongoing support of Dr Ward in her research on bone through the lifecourse linked to this programme.
Impact Peer-reviewed papers with joint affiliations with Dr Ward.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Breast milk vitamin D 
Organisation University College Cork
Department School of Food and Nutritional Sciences
Country Ireland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health and lactational physiology; refinement of protocols for in vivo and in vitro methodology for assying vitamin D in breast-milk
Collaborator Contribution Sharing of new laboratory methods, training in lab techniques for PhD student, access to unpublished data
Impact Development of PhD research plan and research protocols Data and protocol sharing Completion of lab analysis PhD Thesis completion and award Abstracts of preliminary data presented at international meetings
Start Year 2011
 
Description Calcium and bone metabolism during reproduction in British and Swedish women 
Organisation University of Gothenburg
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; bone imaging; ethnic differences; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; study design, grant applications, biochemical assays
Collaborator Contribution Study design and execution
Impact PubMed ID: 18842791, 22894942
Start Year 2006
 
Description Calcium and bone metabolism in China 
Organisation Shenyang Medical College
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; bone imaging; ethnic differences; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; study design, grant applications, biochemical assays
Collaborator Contribution Fieldwork and scientific inputs into Chinese bone studies
Impact Pubmed ID: 19394454
 
Description Circadian Rhythm Study in China 
Organisation Shenyang Medical College
Department Department of Food and Preventive Medicine
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research leadership, PhD studentship, research funding, project design
Collaborator Contribution Volunteer and laboratory facilities in China; inputs into study design, cultural context and interpretation
Impact Preparation of study protocols and ethics submission. Fieldwork completed. Data and sample analysis ongoing. Presentation at Nutrition Society Symposium in July 2013. PhD awarded Publications and presentations PubMed ID 24621477
Start Year 2011
 
Description Convergence Rickets Group 
Organisation University of Grenoble Hospital
Country France 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health, calcium and vitamin D metabolism, bone throught eh life course, biochemical assays; nutrition and public health policy and practice. Networking, scientific discussion, study design, concept refinement
Collaborator Contribution Networking; refinement of concepts re aetiology and treatment of rickets in Bangladesh; study design and grant applications; policy inputs
Impact Refinement of concepts and policy advice about rickets in Bangladesh and elseshere. Multidisciplinary group (clinical, paediatrics, nutrition, bone health)
Start Year 2007
 
Description Cross-cultural bone studies 
Organisation University of the Witwatersrand
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development of hypotheses, study design, fieldwork, bone imaging, and laboratory analyses. Student supervision
Collaborator Contribution Inputs into study design. Hosting PhD studentship during fieldwork, bone imaging, provision of fieldwork, laboratory and data facilities, access to datasets
Impact Funding for Royal Society joint workshop, January 2015 Grant proposal worked up and submitted, shortlisted by Wellcome but not awarded PhD thesis submitted February 2016 Abstracts and presentations at international conferences
Start Year 2013
 
Description D binding protein studies 
Organisation University of Leuven
Country Belgium 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Human studies of vitamin D turnover in different population groups.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in D binding protein phenotypes and genotypes
Impact Sample analysis in progress
Start Year 2012
 
Description DH Sheffield D-Turnover Study (DTS) 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department Department of Human Metabolism
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise and research investigations into vitamin D turnover in human obesity
Collaborator Contribution Expertise and research investigations into vitamin D metabolism in human obesity
Impact Successful funding secured from Department of Health. Secured ethics approval Study completed, final report produced, abstracts presented at scientific meetings, paper drafts in production Multidisclipinary - clinical metabolic science, biochemistry, physiology, public health
Start Year 2012
 
Description DPLEX Effects of Plasma Exchange on Vitamin D Status 
Organisation Addenbrooke's Hospital
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Scientific and technical expertise in Ca-P-vitamin D metabolism and bone biochemistry. Laboratory analyses
Collaborator Contribution Clinical expertise in nephrology, access to potential study participants, study data and sample collection
Impact Formal collaborative agreement, study design, successful grant application. Data and statistical analyses are underway. PMID 24131546 Multidisciplinary (Clinical+nephrology+endocrinology+nutrition and bone health)
Start Year 2010
 
Description EMPHASIS 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise in bone imaging and body composition measurements.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in early life influences on nutrition, growth and development and epigenetic markers.
Impact Collaboration is multi-disciplinary. New data and peer-reviewed papers. Study website https://www.emphasisstudy.org/ Study registration Website https://doi.org/10.1186/ISRCTN14266771 Protocol paper published BMC Nutr (2017) 3: 81. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40795-017-0200-0. Review paper submitted Jan 2018
Start Year 2016
 
Description EMPHASIS-epigenetics and child growth 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC Unit, The Gambia
Country Gambia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Imaging, data processing and interpretation of body composition in children by DXA; inputs into study design and protocols
Collaborator Contribution Expertise on genetic and epigenetic analyses
Impact Study protocols, ethical approvals, fieldwork complete. Steering committee meetings in India and The Gambia. Analyses in progress. Study registration https://doi.org/10.1186/ISRCTN14266771 Protocol paper BMC Nutr (2017) 3: 81. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40795-017-0200-0
Start Year 2015
 
Description EMPHASIS-epigenetics and child growth 
Organisation University of Hyderabad
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Imaging, data processing and interpretation of body composition in children by DXA; inputs into study design and protocols
Collaborator Contribution Expertise on genetic and epigenetic analyses
Impact Study protocols, ethical approvals, fieldwork complete. Steering committee meetings in India and The Gambia. Analyses in progress. Study registration https://doi.org/10.1186/ISRCTN14266771 Protocol paper BMC Nutr (2017) 3: 81. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40795-017-0200-0
Start Year 2015
 
Description EMPHASIS-epigenetics and child growth 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Imaging, data processing and interpretation of body composition in children by DXA; inputs into study design and protocols
Collaborator Contribution Expertise on genetic and epigenetic analyses
Impact Study protocols, ethical approvals, fieldwork complete. Steering committee meetings in India and The Gambia. Analyses in progress. Study registration https://doi.org/10.1186/ISRCTN14266771 Protocol paper BMC Nutr (2017) 3: 81. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40795-017-0200-0
Start Year 2015
 
Description Early Growth Genetics consortium - EGG pubertal growth 
Organisation Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Country United States 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Dara from studies in which longitudinal growth data have been collected and mdelling of combined data
Collaborator Contribution Longitudinal growth data from multiple studies and modelling
Impact None yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description European Male Ageing Study 
Organisation Versus Arthritis
Department Arthritis Research UK Epidemiology Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; bone imaging; ethnic differences; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; study design, data interpretation and paper production
Collaborator Contribution Clinical endocrinology; study co-ordination; access to potential study subjects; acquisition of data
Impact Published papers 20012940;20205346;20205168;21052641; Pye Calcif Tissue Int 2010 PhD studentship initiated 2010 Multidisclipinary - clinical, endocrinology, nutrition and bone health Collaboration on NOS grant with Stephen Pye 2012-13 Papers PMID 23386642; 22776861
Start Year 2008
 
Description Fatty Acid Ratios and Bone 
Organisation Anglia Ruskin University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Supervision of MPhil student (member of staff at Anglia Ruskin); provision of research facilities and mentorship
Collaborator Contribution Funding for a part-time PhD/MPhil student
Impact MPhil successfully completed
 
Description Feasibility study of image analysis of pQCT scans 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution provision of pQCT images
Collaborator Contribution Software development
Impact Development of a new softeware tool for quantifying the shape of bone from pQCT images PubMed ID 18398257, 20670880 Multidiscliplinary - image analysis, software development, biophysics, nutrition and bone health
Start Year 2006
 
Description Fetal ultrasound measurements 
Organisation University of Tsukuba
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; ethnic differences; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; study design, grant applications, bone imaging. biochemical assays
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in fetal ultrasonography for Gambian bone studies
Impact Application of and training in a novel quantiitative utrasound technique in a different population to that it in which it was originally developed. Multidisclipinary (clinical ultrasonography, nutrition, bone health)
Start Year 2008
 
Description GPC Ugandan older people - bone and joint health 
Organisation MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS
Country Uganda 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Addition of new questions into census form, expertise in nutrition and bone health, and in HIV and bone health
Collaborator Contribution Ethics clearance, access to datasets
Impact None yet. Newly acquired data are currently being discussed
Start Year 2014
 
Description Gambian Studies - ING 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC International Nutrition Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; ethnic differences; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; study design, grant applications, bone scanning equipment, biochemical assays
Collaborator Contribution Staff and local infrastructure for studies at MRC Keneba, The Gambia in the Calcium, Vitamin D and Bone Health; joint studies
Impact PubMed ID - 19594476, 19394454, 18844843, 18234575, 18689390, 17622262, 18234141, 17961272, 16522914, 16868668, 17023724, 17181901, 17396012, 20465526, 20554790, 20668051, 20123139, 20214991, 20628873, 21677054, 21872799, 21896243, 22023931, 22465847, 22894942, 22465847,23246670, 22648001, 22333875, 23417353, 22990031, 24084511, 24004887, 23902782, 24137695, 23553163. Also other full papers Prentice, Ann (Mar, 2009) Vitamin D deficiency and its health consequences in Africa, Clinical Reviews in Bone & Mineral Metabolism 7, 1, 94-106670880; Reiches et al Evol Pub med Health 2013 (no PMID); Prentice Ann, Nutrition Bulletin 2013 (no PMID) 24258305, 24481188, 24571766, 24621477, 24885631, 25278297, 25311107
 
Description Gambian Studies - infrastructure 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC Unit, The Gambia
Country Gambia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; ethnic differences; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; study design, grant applications, biochemical assays
Collaborator Contribution Staff and local infrastructure for Gambian studies
Impact PubMed ID 18234575, 26559544
 
Description Gambian studies - MRC Unit The Gambia 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC Unit, The Gambia
Country Gambia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; ethnic differences; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; study design, grant applications, bone scanning equipment, biochemical assays. This is a continuation of longstanding research collaboration previously with MRC International Group, now integrated with MRC Unit The Gambia
Collaborator Contribution Staff and local infrastructure for studies at MRC Keneba, The Gambia in the Calcium, Vitamin D and Bone Health; joint studies. This is a continuation of longstanding research collaboration previously with MRC International Group, now integrated with MRC Unit The Gambia
Impact PubMed ID numbers 25871880, 26453792, 26559544, plus two papers in press New Eng J Med and JCEM
Start Year 2015
 
Description Gates call - Development of Innovative Imaging or other technologies to measure individuals' dietary intakes 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in dietary assessment in African and resource poor settings
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in visual imaging and digital technology (openlab, University of Newcastle) Exepertise in developing nutritional assessment packages (intake 24)
Impact Submission of a concept memo for possible scaling up to full application. Yes it is a multi-disciplinary collaboration.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Global Young Women's Nutrition Investigators Group 
Organisation Aga Khan University
Country Pakistan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Providing data from intervention trials in women of reproductive age as part of an international consortium; advising with respect to data and statistical modelling methods
Collaborator Contribution Providing data, organizing meetings and discussions amongst partners, leading on analyses
Impact None yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description HIV, vitamin D and bone health 
Organisation University of the Witwatersrand
Department Birth to Twenty
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development of hypotheses, study design, fieldwork and laboratory analysis. PhD student supervision, data analysis, paper drafting
Collaborator Contribution Inputs into study design. Hosting PhD studentship during fieldwork, provision of fieldwork, laboratory and data facilities
Impact Finalisation of study design, project and ethics approvals obtained. Award of MRC Clinical Fellowship. Fieldwork ongoing. MSc project supervision in summer 2011. Sucessful completion of PhD Papers PMID 23835214; 23719859 Multidisclipllinary - clinical, nutrition and bone health
Start Year 2010
 
Description High resolution bone studies in pregnancy 
Organisation The Rosie Hospital
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Study design, Bone imaging, Student supervision, Data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Access to patients, clinical governance, recruitment into studies
Impact Nothing yet
Start Year 2015
 
Description Histomorphometric studies of rickets 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department Department of Human Metabolism
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Scientific expertise in African rickets
Collaborator Contribution Paediatric expertise in metabolic bone disease; facilities for histomorphometry
Impact Award of an HNR career development fellowship to progress this study
Start Year 2013
 
Description Indian Indigenous Foods 
Organisation Public Health Foundation of India
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise in dietary assessment and associated aspects of study design UK Mentor for the researchers funded by a Wellcome Trust Grant
Collaborator Contribution Data collection, fieldwork, analyses
Impact Filedwork and data collection is ongoing
Start Year 2011
 
Description KARMA Kidney Donor Study 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in Ca/P and bone metabolism and specialist laboratory assays
Collaborator Contribution Access to potential study participants, concept development and study design
Impact Project development and grant submission. Multidiscliplinary - clinical, nephrology, endocrinology, nutrition and bone health
Start Year 2010
 
Description Kenyan FGF23 and iron studies 
Organisation University of Nairobi
Country Kenya 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study design; funding application and award; expertise in phosphate metabolism; specialist biochemical analyses
Collaborator Contribution Access to samples and data from an iron supplementation trial in Kenya; ethical clearance
Impact Successful award for Royal Society project grant for this collaboration £15000
Start Year 2015
 
Description Kenyan FGF23 and iron studies 
Organisation University of Wageningen
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study design; funding application and award; expertise in phosphate metabolism; specialist biochemical analyses
Collaborator Contribution Access to samples and data from an iron supplementation trial in Kenya; ethical clearance
Impact Successful award for Royal Society project grant for this collaboration £15000
Start Year 2015
 
Description Lifecourse studies of bone health 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department MRC Epidemiology Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Multiple 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; bone imaging; ethnic differences; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; study design, grant applications, biochemical assays
Collaborator Contribution Clinical and scientific inputs into studies of bone and muscle ageing of children and older people
Impact Training in advanced pQCT analysis and interpretation. Joint clinical studentship from 2011 awarded by ARC UK. Multidisciplinary - clinical, muscle physiology and DOHAD
 
Description Lifecourse studies of bone health 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; bone imaging; ethnic differences; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; study design, grant applications, biochemical assays
Collaborator Contribution Clinical and scientific inputs into studies of bone and muscle ageing of children and older people
Impact Training in advanced pQCT analysis and interpretation. Joint clinical studentship from 2011 awarded by ARC UK. Multidisciplinary - clinical, muscle physiology and DOHAD
 
Description Long Bone Diaphyseal Adaptation 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Division of Biological Anthropology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution pQCT scanning facilities; scientific expertise in bone imaging
Collaborator Contribution Anthropological expertise, study design and execution
Impact PubMed ID 18398257
Start Year 2007
 
Description MAVIDOS - Vitamin D Trial in Pregnancy 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department MRC Epidemiology Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Multiple 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; ethnic differences; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; study design, grant applications, biochemical assays
Collaborator Contribution Clinical expertise in metabolic bone disease and early life programming; trial co-ordination
Impact Trial is underway, subjects recruited, data and samples are being collected. Co-authors on paper about the trial rationale and methodology, Published in Trials in 2012. PMID 22314083 Abstracts at international scientific meetings Design and submission of grant for follow-up study to AR-UK 2016 Paper published 2016 pubmed ID 26944421
Start Year 2007
 
Description MAVIDOS - Vitamin D Trial in Pregnancy 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; ethnic differences; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; study design, grant applications, biochemical assays
Collaborator Contribution Clinical expertise in metabolic bone disease and early life programming; trial co-ordination
Impact Trial is underway, subjects recruited, data and samples are being collected. Co-authors on paper about the trial rationale and methodology, Published in Trials in 2012. PMID 22314083 Abstracts at international scientific meetings Design and submission of grant for follow-up study to AR-UK 2016 Paper published 2016 pubmed ID 26944421
Start Year 2007
 
Description MRC Global Challenges Fund Call (Bristol) 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Social and Community Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provided Letter of Intent for project 'Modelling the public health, societal and economic impact of the burden of osteoarthritis in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa'.
Collaborator Contribution Provided Letter of Intent for project 'Modelling the public health, societal and economic impact of the burden of osteoarthritis in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa'.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description Maternal vitamin D status and pregnancy complications in Sweden 
Organisation Swedish National Food Agency
Country Sweden 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Scientific inputs into overall research proposal and on vitamin D assays
Collaborator Contribution Formed consortium, dietary assessment, access to participants
Impact Successful grant application to Swedish Research Council Abstracts presented at international scientific meetings; paper drafts Multidisclipinary - clinical, nutrition, biochemistry, physiology
Start Year 2012
 
Description Maternal vitamin D status and pregnancy complications in Sweden 
Organisation University of Gothenburg
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Scientific inputs into overall research proposal and on vitamin D assays
Collaborator Contribution Formed consortium, dietary assessment, access to participants
Impact Successful grant application to Swedish Research Council Abstracts presented at international scientific meetings; paper drafts Multidisclipinary - clinical, nutrition, biochemistry, physiology
Start Year 2012
 
Description Molecular genetics of high bone mineral density 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Social and Community Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study design, scan acquisition and image interpretation, joint preparation of manuscripts
Collaborator Contribution Clinical identification of individuals with high bone mass phenotype, recruitment, transportation, data interpretation and preparation of manuscripts
Impact Finalisation of study protocol, ethics approval, completion of data collection Multidisclipinary - clinical,metabolic bone disease, nutrition and bone health
Start Year 2010
 
Description NIHR Global Challenges Research Fund - RCUK/UKRI Collective Fund 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contributing to the preliminary and full applications because of expertise in nutrition in pregnancy in Africa, chronic and infectious disease, and ongoing work in Uganda
Collaborator Contribution Leading on the applications and coordination of partners. Clinical expertise in aspects of pregnancy in Africa
Impact Full grant proposal - outcome awaited.
Start Year 2016
 
Description National Survey of Health and Development - nutrition and bone studies 
Organisation University College London
Department MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; bone imaging; ethnic differences; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; study designs, data analysis and interpretation, co-ordination of nutrition and bone projects using NSHD data through acting as chair and member of Bone Ageing Muscle Project Management Grouo
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in lifelong health and ageing; access to cohort data; survey co-ordination; data management
Impact Successful completion of initial survey sweep incorporating bone imaging at age 63y. Multidisciplinary - nutrition and bone health, social science Papers and book chapters in advanced stages of preparation
 
Description Nutrition and bone studies in animal models 
Organisation Nestlé Research Center
Country Switzerland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; supervision of joint PhD student
Collaborator Contribution Animal models of human osteoporosis; supervision of joint PhD student
Impact PubMed ID 16547639
 
Description ODiN (Optimal Vitamin D Nutrition and Health) 
Organisation University College Cork
Department Nutrition and Food Sciences
Country Ireland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise and research investigations into vitamin D in breastmilk; quantification of blood 25OHD; dietary intake of vitamin D including contributions from other awards across HNR Co-authorships on papers
Collaborator Contribution Expertise and research investigations into the nutritional requirements for vitamin D Coordination of research consortium
Impact Development of EU FP7 proposal for submission in 2013. Grant award in 2013. Project started in November 2013 Kick off plenary meeting attended by GG in November 2013 WP1 meeting attended by GG and BA in May 2014 2nd Plenary meeting attended by GG, LC, SM, BA in Helsinki February 2015 Papers published PMIDs 27637325, 26864360 Paper in Am J Clin Nutr 2016 epub ahead of print pubmed ID 26864360 Final plenary meeting in Cork September 2017 attended by GG, KJ, LC
Start Year 2012
 
Description PROBONE study 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC Unit, The Gambia
Country Gambia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise in bone imaging, expertise in infectious disease and its treatment, on bone health
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in hepatitis in West Africa. Access to study particpants. Joint study protocols
Impact Study design and ehtics approved. Add-on study to PROLIFICA is now ongoing.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Racial and geographical differences in 25D 
Organisation Oregon Health and Science University
Department Bone and Mineral Unit
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study design and interpretation, contribution of data into consortium, paper drafting and review
Collaborator Contribution Study design and interpretation, contribution of data into consortium, paper drafting and review
Impact PubMed IDs or in press articles in NEJM and JCEM, presentations at international conferences
Start Year 2015
 
Description Reproductive fitness of Gambian Women 
Organisation Harvard University
Department Department of Anthropology
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in measurement and interpretation of DXA measures of body composition; acquisition and radiation safety aspects of obtaining body composition data for Gambian studies; expertise in nutritional requirements in pregnancy and lactation
Collaborator Contribution Anthropological expertise in reproductive fitness of human populations
Impact Training provision and interpretation of body composition measurements using DXA. Multidisciplinary - anthropology, nutrition and bone health Paper by Reiches et al in Evol Pub Med Health 2013 (no PMID)
Start Year 2008
 
Description Rickets in Malawi 
Organisation Beit CURE International Hospital
Country Malawi 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Scientific expertise in African rickets, calcium and vitamin D metabolism; career development fellowship; laboratory analysis
Collaborator Contribution Access to patients and biological specimens
Impact Award of an HNR career development fellowship to progress the collaborative study Publication ID: Braithwaite VS, Freeman R, Greenwood CL, Summers DM, Nigdikar S, Lavy CBD, Offiah AC, Bishop NJ, Cashman J, Prentice A (2016) The aetiology of rickets-like lower limb deformities in Malawian children. Osteoporos Int 27: 2367-2372
Start Year 2013
 
Description Rickets in UK and Asia 
Organisation Saint Mary's Hospital, Manchester
Department Department of Paediatric Medicine, Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; ethnic differences; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; study design, biochemical assays
Collaborator Contribution Clnical paediatrics; diagnosis and treatment of rickets; access to potential study subjects at risk of rickets in UK and India
Impact Input into policy considerations on breast-feeding advice and the prevention of rickets in UK, through membership of the UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition and its working group on Vitamin D Pubmed ID 18208995
 
Description Statistics and auxology 
Organisation University College London
Department MRC Centre for Epidemiology for Child Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; bone imaging; ethnic differences; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; study design, grant applications, access to research data for developing new statistical concepts
Collaborator Contribution Statistical and auxological expertise for studies of bone through the lifecourse; study design and interpretation
Impact Refinement of methodology for epidemiological studies involving modelling of growth, bone, and body composition data. PubMed ID 19594476, 18541591, 16522914, 20554790, 22990031, Multidiscliplinary - biostatistics, auxology, nutrition and bone health
 
Description Tanzanian Endemic Optic Neuropathy 
Organisation University of St Andrews
Department School of Biology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Scientific advice and vitamin D assays
Collaborator Contribution Data and sample collection. Study design
Impact No outcomes yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description The effect of monogenic obesity on bone during skeletal development 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department Department of Human Metabolism
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in Nutrition and Bone Health; access to specialist facilities for bone phenotyping and stable isotope determinations; Post-doc training
Collaborator Contribution Increases opportunities for our nutrition and bone health research in the theme areas of 'Bone biology through the lifecourse' and 'Metabolic aspects of bone health'; potential for expanding the use of our novel kinetic biomarker of vitamin D turnover
Impact Development of Post-doctoral fellowship application Not successful
Start Year 2011
 
Description Uganda HIV and maternal bone health 
Organisation Baylor College of Medicine
Department Children's Foundation - Uganda
Country Uganda 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Expertise in maternal and child nutrition and health, in bone imaging, in HIV and bone health and in Africa. PhD studentship and supervision
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in HIV and studies of prevention of maternal-to-child transmission of HIV and HIV treatment. Access to patients and research facilities. Local support of PhD student
Impact PhD studentship (Gambridge-Gates). Study design and ethics proposals in place; fieldwork, bone imaging and lab analysis in progress. Preliminary results presented at international meeting
Start Year 2013
 
Description Uganda HIV and maternal bone health 
Organisation MuJhu Care Ltd
Country Uganda 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Expertise in maternal and child nutrition and health, in bone imaging, in HIV and bone health and in Africa. PhD studentship and supervision
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in HIV and studies of prevention of maternal-to-child transmission of HIV and HIV treatment. Access to patients and research facilities. Local support of PhD student
Impact PhD studentship (Gambridge-Gates). Study design and ethics proposals in place; fieldwork, bone imaging and lab analysis in progress. Preliminary results presented at international meeting
Start Year 2013
 
Description Understanding early life and environmental determinants of bone strength and structure using participants from the Hertfordshire cohort 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Inputs into study design and successful ethics submissions; PhD co-supervision; Data acquisition by HR-pQCT, DXA and jumping mechanography,.volunteer logistics
Collaborator Contribution Access to the Hertfordshire cohort and previous data for a study of bone health; PhD studentship co-supervision; volunteer logisitics; clinical cover
Impact Successful award to LEU of PhD studentship, successful ethics submission Multidisciplinary - clinical rheumatology/metabolic bone disease; nutrition and bone health; in vivo imaging
Start Year 2011
 
Description VDBP and oral contraceptive use 
Organisation Aarhus University Hospital
Department Department of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in calcium and bone metabolism. Laboratory measurements
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis is underway. Will further the understanding of the role DBP plays in vitamin D status
Impact Laboratory analyses have been completed. Data analysis is underway. Co-author on letter submitted to JBMR, Sept 2011 Paper PMID 24013463
Start Year 2011
 
Description VDOP - Studies of vitamin D requirements and bone ageing in the elderly 
Organisation Newcastle University
Department Institute for Ageing and Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; bone imaging; ethnic differences; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; study design, grant applications, biochemical assays
Collaborator Contribution Clinical geriatrics, expertise in metabolic bone disease and chrionic diseases of the elderly, access to potential subjects for research studies, study design and co-ordination
Impact Refinement of concepts of vitamin D requirements in the elderly; inputs into policy discussions via UK SACN and review of studies and future research requirements by the Food Standards Agency PubMed ID 18086331. Development of successful grant proposal for a Clinical Studies Grant funded by ARC UK. Multidisciplinary, clinical medicine, gerontology, nutrition and bone health. Development of successful grant proposal for a Department of Health-funded add-on study VDEOS Protocol Paper PMID 24041337 Other papers in preparation Completion of trial, finalisation of the locked dataset, data analysis Abstracts at international scientific meetings, papers in preparation
Start Year 2007
 
Description VDSP Vitamin D Standardization Project 
Organisation National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Department Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) (NIH)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise in Nutrition and Bone Health, vitamin D metabolism and experience with vitamin D assays; interpretation in a population health context Invitation to host VDSP meeting which was held in 2015
Collaborator Contribution Provision of materials for interlaboratory comparisons; statistical design, outputs and interpretation
Impact Study design, interlaboratory liaison meetings. Compilation of national data. Federal Register Notice March 2011 VDSP meetings in Cork in 2011 and Berlin in 2012 Website Paper published in Scand J Clin Lab Invest 2012. PMID 22536760 International meeting of the consortium at HNR in Cambridge, 2015
Start Year 2011
 
Description Vitamin D Methodology 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department School of Medicine Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; ethnic differences; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; study design, grant applications, input into harnonisation of biochemical assays
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in vitamin D assays, networking, vitamin D methodology, provision of assay data
Impact Inputs into policy discussions on vitamin D requirements of breast-fed British Asians through the UK SACN; inputs into national and international efforts over assay harmonisation for vitamin D metabolites
 
Description Vitamin D Standardisation Programme and Rickets 
Organisation National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Department Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) (NIH)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise on vitamin D and rickets
Collaborator Contribution Expertise on vitamin D and rickets
Impact None yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description Vitamin D requirements of S Asians in UK and India 
Organisation Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Department Paediatrics Central Manchester University Hospitals
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Hypothesis development, data analysis and interpretation, manuscript preparation, dissemination, public engagement
Collaborator Contribution Clinical paediatrics, access to potential study participants in UK and India, ethics approvals, data and sample collection
Impact Study design, ethics approvals, study completion Publshed papers 19727907, 20333357, 20631020 Lay and media publications, interviews etc
Start Year 2008
 
Description Vitamin D status in multiple sclerosis 
Organisation Ulster University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; biochemical assays
Collaborator Contribution Study design, data acquisition
Impact PubMed ID 17548449, 18086331
 
Description Vitamin D turnover in chronic kidney disease 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Divisions of Nephrology and Clinical Pharmacology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in vitamin D metabolism, D-turnover measurements and laboratory analyses. Study design and co investigator.
Collaborator Contribution Access to patients and facilities, Expertise in nephrology, study design, and co-investigator
Impact Research proposal submitted to The British Renal Society. Nov 2013 PubMed ID 24013463
Start Year 2013
 
Description Vitamin D, genetics and pre-eclampsia in Colombia 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in vitamin D metabolism and measurement of vitamin D status (for quality control purposes)
Collaborator Contribution Consortium with research interests in genetics and pre-eclampsia
Impact Successful application by the consortium for funding Multidisciplinary: clinical obstetrics, public health nutrition, metabolic science, biomarker development and assay, genetics,
Start Year 2012
 
Description Wellcome Trust Translational Centre for Global Ageing 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Cambridge Institute of Public Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Named co-applicants for a Wellcome Trust Translational Centre for Global Ageing. Advice on study design. Presentations at site visits
Collaborator Contribution Lead co-applicants, study design
Impact Submission of full proposals Presentations at site visit.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Xtreme CT 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in nutrition and bone health; calcium and vitamin D metabolism; bone through the lifecourse; bone imaging; ethnic differences; nutritional biomarkers; nutrition and public health policy and practice; study design, grant applications, bone imaging accommodation and staffing
Collaborator Contribution Clinical Bone Imaging, metabolic bone disease
Impact This collaboration has since led to new collaborations with University of Bristol, University of Sheffield and MRC Epidemiology Resource Centre. Multidisclipinary - clinical, experimental medicine, nutrition and bone health
Start Year 2008
 
Description Zimbabwe bone imaging studies 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Training on bone imaging for PhD student from Zimbabwe
Collaborator Contribution Student supervision
Impact None to date
Start Year 2016
 
Description 'Science on myself' Royal Society History of Science public programme of events 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The topic was the history of self-experimentation, and the development of bioethics in that regard. Invitation to participate was because of Dr Widdowson's activities in this area. The café-style event at The Royal Society was attended by 84 people (maximum capacity). Of those who answered the questions 96% found the event enjoyable or very enjoyable, whilst 4% found it not enjoyable; 82% felt they learned something, 18% didn't
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://royalsociety.org/events/
 
Description Abbey College 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact talk given on bone health to a class of sixth form students

interest was reported by tutor from students looking at going to university to study health subjects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description African Nutrition Leadership Programme RJ 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Closed meeting in South Africa for 10 days. Selection to participate based on competitive application. Attendees were early stage career African nutritionists. Faculty were senior nutritionists and others with expertise in mentoring, teambuilding and networking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.africanutritionleadership.org
 
Description Are you REALLY what you eat? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Helping to run HNR's stand on 'Are you REALLY what you eat?' (Body Composition & Food Choice)'. The stand incorporated videos with practical hands-on activities that enabled visitor to measure their % body fat and take a food preference challenge to highlight the importance of choice. Over the three events approximately 1,850 individuals actively engaged with the stand and had their body composition measured and/or took part in the food challenge.

The stand was noted in the formal evaluations of the events and subsequent requests have been received from teachers for resources from the stand. The stand also received positive media coverage in London and Cambridge. The stands were tremendously busy at all events, with them being the last to close in both London and Cambridge due to the queues of people wanting to be measured and take the taste challenge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description BBC 'Trust me I'm a Doctor' Series - Vitamin D 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Because of expertise in UVB dosimetry was involved in setting up experiment, analysing and interpreting data.

Results of activity contributed to programme content.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4mbCTBjhnt8VLmMKwQz3RrS/the-big-vitamin-d-experiment
 
Description BBC Programme - Britain's Favourite Supermarket Foods 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Staff approached to take part in BBC Documentary called 'Britain's Favourite Supermarket Foods'. HNR volunteer suite facilities used for making of programme and filming took place at unit featuring members of staff.

Buit up strong working relationshop with BBC and often approached by BBC to take part in science and research related documentaires and programmes. Media publicity raises positive public profile of unit and research that takes place in unit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description BBC Science and History Unit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Discussed how the proposed BBC project might be explained to the One Show audience without getting confused with more 'scientific' studies and not commenting about time of year
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description BBC enquiry about yams 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Asked to provide nutritional information about yams for the ONE show

National TV audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Barrington Village Archives Open Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Barrington village archives committee held an open day in July 2015 . One of the topics they wanted to include was more information about the career of Dr Elsie Widdowson, who was a village resident for more than 60 years. We loaned documents, books and other artifacts held in the Unit. The event was reported to have gone very well with interested attendees and the organisers were very pleased overall.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Big Bang Duxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Stand at Imperial War Museum Duxford featuring equipment and demonstrations on the mechanics of muscle and bone, and analogies with aircraft construction and function.
Approximately 400 teachers and pupils attended.

Interest from organisers in involvement in future science days
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Bone Research Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Launch of a new website.

Increased awareness of the work of the Bone Research Society in the UK and beyond.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Bone Research Society Annual Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact xxxx
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Bone Research Society Muscle and Bone Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Presented current evidence on nutrition and bone health to undergraduate students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Bone Research Society Muscle and Bone Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The result of the activity was a group discussion with questions and answers. The Muscle and Bone Working Group (lead by KW in partnership with a collaborator in Manchester) is organising further meetings to stimulate research collaboration .

Increased awareness of the research topic in academics and health professionals from the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Bone Research Society Muscle and Bone Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The result of the activity was a group discussion with questions and answers. The Muscle and Bone Working Group (lead by KW in partnership with a collaborator in Manchester) is organising further meetings to stimulate research collaboration .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Cambridge Baby Milk Study, Trial Steering Group, University of Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Providing expertise to a steering group for a study of infant and child growth
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Cambridge Life Interview Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact To enthuse others, especially those from Sub-Saharan Africa, in aiming for research career at University of Cambridge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Cambridge Musculoskeletal Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Providing expertise in nutrition, bone imaging and bone health in an international context to a cross-disciplinary network of academics in the University of Cambridge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Cambridge Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Healthy Bones stand as part of Cambridge Science Festival to educate the public in various aspects of nutrition and bone health.

Interactive Q & A
Promoted interest in science and work of MRC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Cambridge Science Festival 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Part of Science Fair at Cambridge Week. Had stand and demonstrated the use of mass spectrometry in nutrition research using diagrams, games etc, and took questions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Cambridge Science Week 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Contribution at the annual Cambridge Science Week to showcase the work of the MRC, EWL and NBH to enthuse the general public and other audiences in MRC research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Cambridge Science Week 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Created a lot of interest in nutrition topics and work of Unit

Very positive comments from visitor and organisers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Cambridge Science Week presentation at school 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Demonstration of 'digestion' using foods, household chemicals and a mock-up of the digestive system to early years (4-5 year olds). This was very well-received and the children were talking about it for many weeks afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Chief Medical Officer - Bangladesh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Discussion of latest evidence on vitamin D and public health to inform the Chief Medical Officer of Bangladesh

Increased awareness of potential usefulness or otherwise of vitamin D fortification of the Bangladesh diet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Comment on BMJ milk paper - BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and The Naked Scientists 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Not known yet

Help to raise profile of work of Group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Corpus Christ College, Cambridge 'taster lecture' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presentations given on nutrition and bone health to schoolchildren to motivate them to consider studying science at University level
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Corpus Christi College, Cambridge Outreach Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Provided presentations on nutrition science and bone health to schoolchildren as a motivation to consider studying science at University level
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Corpus Christi Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation to enthuse school leavers with undergraduate life at the University of Cambridge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Corpus Christi Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of research to enthuse university students about a career in scientific research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Corpus Christi Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Article to enthuse university students, especially women, about a career in science research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description DHIVA study day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Approx 50 dietetians attended the study day in Birmingham. Talk focussed on maternal nutritional health, fetal development, vitamin supplementation and deficiencies with an emphasis on vitamin D/rickets.
Subsequent Q&A and discussions

Contacted by individual participants who had specific questions and/or wanted to know more about the research gong on
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Discovery Days (GB) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Promoted interest in research on the skeleton.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description European Congress of Endocrinology (VB) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of research in nutritional endocrinology to a wider audience to encourage interdisciplinary networking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Expert Panel Pharmacosmos 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Membership of an expert multi-disciplinary panel on phosphate metabolism convened by Pharmacosmos
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Feedback for CRB Study (JR) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participants of the CRB study and their families were invited to a feedback afternoon at the Unit which included a presentation about the study they had taken part in.

Maintains profile of the Unit's work and encourages participating in further studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Gifted and Talented Masterclass 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Year 10 masterclass at HNR entitled 'Searching for Health Clues' with hands-on activities for students to help them learn about nutrition and bone health.

Interactive Q & A
Promoted interest in science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Global Health Nutrition Student Select Component 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Created interest in awareness of issues in international nutrition with respect to laboratory analyses

Increased awareness of issues to be considered
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Good Housekeeping 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Asked to give some background and ways to keep bones healthy. Used as a 'soundbite' quote in the magazine

Large international readership
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Good Housekeeping interview - vitamin D 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In-depth interview by phone and preliminary and follow up questions by email.

Magazine article published with extensive quotes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Green Man Festival (Einstein's Garden) 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Stall at Green Man Festival for practical activities related to lipid profiles in different sorts of infant feeding (eg breast milk, formula etc)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Information about Rickets work in Chakaria 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Information provided about Bangladesh Rickets project. for inclusion in charity newsletter.

Increased awareness of problem of rickets in Bangladesh.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Provided expertise on stable isotope methodology related to vitamin nutrition to an inter-disciplinary panel
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description International Conference on Childrens Bone Health (ICCBH) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research update in field of nutrition and bone health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description International Nutrition Course at Addenbrooke's Hospital 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact AAA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description International Nutrition Course, University of Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Provided training in nutrition from an international context to undergraduate students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Interview with Journalist for BBC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Provided an interview to a BBC journalist on calcium, vitamin D and bone health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Judge for regional heats of Debating Matters 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Teams from 6 schools attended and each took part in 2 or 3 debate. Judges had to ask questions and challenge the team, and were also asked questions by the teams

Asked back to judge in subsequent years.
HNR hosted local heats in 2009
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007,2008
 
Description Launch of Scanco HR pQCT 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Approximately 40 people attended presentations and an explanation of how the new equipment would be used in future research and collaborations

Highlighting HNR research to the Evelyn Trust, local print media and potential collaborators
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description MRC Centenary - filming at HNR 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Contribution to a film made for the MRC Centenary about scientific legacies of eminent researchers in medical and nutrition science

Film to be launched in December 2013
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description MRC Centenary Event - HNR 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact More than 100 people visited and heard about the Group's research and saw some of the techniques used

Raised profile of HNR and MRC more generally for the attendees and their families
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description MRC Centenary Event - UCL 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participation in open day to showcase Gambian work

More than 500 people attended this event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description MRC/ISTR Symposium, Laboratory Design in the Developing World 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Shared expertise on lab management in The Gambia to a range of stakeholders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Media Interviews - Vitamin D 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In 2012, staff gave background information and quotes for 4 separate media publications on the topic of Vitamin D and bone health.

In 2014, gave quote for lay publication 'You' magazine on latest Vitamin D evidence.

Raising awareness of this topic to the general public.

Regular enquiries from journalists due to good raport developed. Quotes and interviews reach a national and in some cases international audience, requests for further information from journalists, researchers, policy makers and health care professionals have resulted in a number of cases.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2014
 
Description NNEDPro Summer School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact xxxx
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description National Osteoporosis Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Presented current evidence on nutrition and bone health to a multidisciplinary audience of a patient group and practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description National Osteoporosis Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Provided expertise in nutrition and bone health to a charity supporting practitioners and patient group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description National Osteoporosis Society Patient Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Disseminating research to patients and charity supporters.

Invites to National Osteoporosis Society local support group meetings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description National Osteoporosis Society Programme Committee 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Contributing expertise to develop a programme suitable for a cross-disciplinary symposium involving researchers, practitioners and the public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ODIN Symposium on Vitamin D 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Update on progress and findings of the EU ODiN project, of policy relevance, and meeting of consortium members to consider future plans
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Osteoporosis Dorset 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Update on research relating to nutrition and bone health for practitioners and patient groups in Dorset
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Osteoporosis, Dorset 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented current evidence on nutrition and bone health to a multidisciplinary audience of practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Paediatric Haematologists at Addenbrooke's Hospital 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Update presentation for professional healthcare workers on mineral metabolism and bone health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Paediatrics Endocrinology Meeting at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Provided a presentation on current evidence regarding nutrition and bone health to professional practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Paediatrics, Endocrinology and Diabetes Seminar, Addenbrooke's Hospital 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a presentation on current evidence in nutrition and bone health for a mixed audience of practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation to the Developmental Pathways and Health Research Unit, Johannesburg, South Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

Increased visibility of our research in South Africa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Public lecture for Cambridge Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk as part of the Evening Lecture series of Cambridge Science Festival and 'China Now' at the University Centre, Cambridge. Talk entitled 'Preserve the old, but know the new.'

Raised profile of work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description RJ Profile In Our Science, pp. 17. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Article intended to raise the profile of female African scientists working at MRCG
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Radio interviews on calcium in pregnancy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviews given on calcium and health

Broadcast on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, 209 radio and BBC radio Solent,
Subject of press release and quote also used in MRC Annual Report
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2009
 
Description Rank Prize Funds mini-symposium on The Impact of Ethnicity on Risk of Diet-Related Disease 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mini-symposium for senior and junior faculty in different universities to promote interdiscpilinary research into ethnicity and diet-related diseases, and develop a research network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Royal Society funded workshop on Bone, Body Composition and Nutrition through the Lifecourse, Johannesburg 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Organised and participated in a joint workshop between UK and South African multi-disciplinary researchers to spark new collaborations. Designed a detailed multi-centre study on adolescent pregnancy, funding being sought
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Science Journalist (AP) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Meeting with a science journalist who has written for Nature and similar publications to discuss research on breast milk and lactation.

Journalist was able to increase their knowledge for writing future articles.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Talk at Cystic Fibrosis Dieticians Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Sparked questions and discussions afterwards

Health professionals had better understanding of bone health in cystic fibrosis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Talk to Health Professionals 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Talk at the National Osteoporosis Conference in Edinburgh entitled 'Educational Update: Prevention through Nutrition.'

Scientific update/CPD for health professionals on nutrition and osteoporosis; interactions at Q&A sessions; feed in to advice on NOS web-site
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Talk to Health Professionals 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Presentation at the Dairy Council Northern Ireland, Young People's Nutrition and Health. A Conference for Health and Educational Professionals, Belfast. Talk entitled 'Chips with everything? What are young people eating and should we worry?'

CPD for attendees
Inteactive Q & A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Talk to Health Professionals 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Talk at 'Primary Care 2006' at NEC 'Maternal Nutrition: Before and After Birth.'

CPD for attendees.
Inreactive Q & A session
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Talk to MRC Unit The Gambia by LJ 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented current studies on calcium, vitamin D and bone health to a multidisciplinary audience of practitioners
Sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

Increased awareness of our research in the wider scientific community at MRC The Gambia Unit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talk to Physiology Group at Addenbrooke's Hospital 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact AAA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Talk to Policy makers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Scientific evidence synthesis and presentation at the Marabou Symposium, Stockholm on Vitamin D Deficiency: A global perspective.

Inputs into international policy discussions on vitamin D requirements; Publication in Nutrition Reviews PubMed ID 18844843
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Talk to Policy makers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Vitamin D Workshop at The Scottish Office, Edinburgh on 'Vitamin D Bio-availability: Perspective on Current Controversies about D2 and D3.

Advice to Chief Medical Officer, Scotland, on vitamin D requirements used in later policy discussions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Talk to Policy makers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Food Standards Agency (FSA) Bone Review Workshop at FSA, London on the impact of fruit and vegetables on bone health: potential mechanisms at the whole body and cellular level.

Advice to Department of Health to inform policy on nutritional requirements for prevention of osteoporosis
Scientific peer-review publication on outcome of meeting PubMed 1808633
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Talk to Policy makers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Scientific evidence synthesis and presentation at the NIH Conference in Bethesda, USA entitled 'Vitamin D Across the Lifecycle: Physiology and Biomarkers.'

Inputs into international policy discussions on vitamin D requirements Publication in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition PubMed ID 18689390
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Talk to medical students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

Increased awareness of trainee doctors of poor bone health related to cystic fibrosis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talk to teachers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk at Health and Wellbeing in Education conference at NEC on nutrition and bone health in young people

Raising awareness of issues
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description The Bones in the Garden 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Discovery day - The bones in the garden' aimed at secondary school students

Invited to participate because of expertise in this area. Event takes place on 14 December 2011.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description The Food Programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 3 Interviews on vitamin D and bone health

broadcast on Radio 4 The Food Programme - several public enquiries have been recieved following the broadcast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description The One Show 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Answered questions from programme researchers about proposed vitamin D study in older people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Trust me I'm a doctor - Vitamin D 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Expertise in UVB personal dosimetry
Interview for BBC documentary 'Trust Me I'm a Doctor' trialling vitamin D - UK set-up UV dosimeters
Analysed and interpreted data

Shared information and improved understanding on latest vitamin D related in unit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4mbCTBjhnt8VLmMKwQz3RrS/the-big-vitamin-d-experiment
 
Description UPBEAT Trial 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Providing expertise to a trial steering group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description University of Bristol Musculoskeletal Research Unit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented current evidence on nutrition and bone health to a multidisciplinary audience of practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description University of Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Implementation of new technology in a collaborator's research centre.

Future collaborations between centres are possible.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description University of the Third Age (UC3C) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Research overview in the area of nutrition and bone health to local University of Third Age
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Update on Vitamin D to NOS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Briefing interview given to staff of the National Osteoporosis Society

incorporated into NOS helpline information pack for dissemination to members and the public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Vitamin D and public health interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC interview given on vitamin D and public health

published quote in BBC online article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Vitamin D print media interviews 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact interviews given to print journalists on aspects of vitamin D and bone health

Daily Express, Clinical Laboratory News, Nutraceuticals World, Runners World, Daily Mail, Wall Street Journal, The Times, Daily Express, Bella, Functional Ingredients, Best and Sunday times have all published articles with scientists quoted in them
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007,2008,2009,2010
 
Description WCO-WSCEO-IOF Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on latest research findings in the area of nutrition and bone health for an international scientific and clinical audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Woman's Hour vitamin D 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 5 Interviews about vitamin D and/or safe sun exposure

Each were broadcasted live on BBC Radio 4 and was available online
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2009
 
Description World Breastfeeding Awareness Week 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Visited 14 mother and baby groups, including La Lache League and National Childbirth Trust in the Cambridge area to promote study and recruit potential volunteers.

Breastmilk collected for method development work. A lot of interest in future studies and attendees wanted to be kept informed of future study plans. Invited to contribute to NCT magazine which is distributed to more than 1000 familes in Cambridge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description World Health Organisation Workshop on pregnant women and chidren at risk of Vitamin D deficiency and mitigating health issues 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Convening and providing expertise in a consensus panel involving WHO on vitamin D in pregnancy and children
pubmed ID 26569647
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description You Magazine - vitamin D 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Information likely to be included in magazine article

Not aware of any impacts yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description e-Nutrition Academy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Membership of an international activity to produce electronics courses in nutrition
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015