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Kirsten Brandt

Kirsten Brandt

Professor
University of Newcastle
UK

Biography

Kirsten Brandt is Senior Lecturer of Food Science and Nutrition in the Food Quality and Health Research Group of the Human Nutrition Research Centre at Newcastle University. Her research focuses on food quality and impact on human health, including assessing health-promoting properties of plant constituents previously considered harmful for human health, including secondary metabolites and nitrate, as well as understanding the effect of production factors on plant product composition. She teaches on the BSc honours degree programme ‘Food and Human Nutrition’ and the MSc degree programme ‘Medicinal Plants and Functional Foods’.

Research Interest

Plant secondary metabolites, health-promoting natural compounds, human intervention trials, animal models of human disease, effects of production methods on food quality.