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About Susan Jebb OBE FMedSci


Susan Jebb is a nutrition scientist with a track record of methodological research in energy metabolism and body composition leading onto studies to elucidate the pathogenesis of weight loss and gain. She co-leads the Health Behaviours team with approximately 30 staff including 12 early-mid career researchers and 6 doctoral students.

Her research programme is focused on the development and testing of dietary interventions to reduce the burden of chronic disease with an emphasis on the prevention and treatment of obesity.

She has a strong focus on translating scientific evidence into policy and practice with substantial experience working with policymakers, the food industry, health professionals and the public.

Prior employment        
2007 – 2015    Science Advisor on Obesity and Food Policy (0.2 FTE)
Department of Health, England
1999 - 2013    Head of Diet and Population Health,
MRC Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge, UK
1990 -1999    MRC Post-doctoral Scientist
MRC Dunn Nutrition Unit, Cambridge, UK

Education & Qualifications
1990        PhD: ‘Measurement of body composition in man’, University of Cambridge
1986        State Registration in Dietetics with Credit (not clinically active at present)
1986        BSc Nutrition, 1st class, University of Surrey

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Recent Research Grants



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