OUR HISTORY
  • 2018
  • NuTran is Established

  • Creation of Healthy Living Lab

    With its longstanding reputation for both research, knowledge transfer and public engagement, the Healthy Living Lab have led a number of multidisciplinary user-led research projects focusing on the benefits of school breakfast clubs and holiday hunger. The Healthy Living team highly value public engagement and knowledge transfer.  In 2017, in recognition of its contribution to Public Health, the Health Living Lab received the British Psychological Society Public Engagement Award.

  • 2013
  • Foundation of NU-OMICS

    Our disciplinary multi-genomics platform is established by Dr Darren Smith

  • 2012
  • Opening of the Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research

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  • 2008
  • Formation of The Brain Performance Nutrition & Health Centre

    The Brain Performance and Nutrition Research Centre (BPNRC) has earned an international reputation for its research examining the relationship between nutritional interventions and behaviour. Under the leadership of its director: Professor David Kennedy, and associate director: Philippa Jackson, the BPNRC has firmly established itself at the forefront of nutritional neuroscience research. Our goal is to provide the right environment to facilitate the highest standards of research and our excellent facilities and resources are geared towards the high demands required for fully auditable controlled-trial research. For over a decade our research has encompassed a broad spectrum of carefully controlled trials which have assessed the neurocognitive effects of the most basic units of brain fuel - oxygen and glucose - as well as investigations of the cognitive mechanisms and mood effects of herbal extracts, psychoactive components, nutraceuticals, phytochemicals and food supplements. More recently we have been exploring the interface between nutritional interventions, cognitive performance and physiological parameters including cerebral blood flow and energy expenditure.