Lifestyle factors of nutrition, diet and physical activity play an important role in the promotion of health. We are currently facing a global obesity epidemic and poor nutrition is a direct cause of other non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke and liver disease. Research also focuses on disease susceptibility and progression of communicable diseases linked to immune function. This research team supports a broad range of high calibre innovative research, relevant to key stakeholders including policy, food sector, healthcare, citizens and patients. Our broad interest is understanding mechanisms and behaviours to promote health, and treatment of, disease, using research approaches that include intervention studies, controlled diet mechanistic nutrition/adiposity research, proteomics and metabolomics, and studies of gene-diet interactions.