Centre for healthy living research

About us

The Centre is dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding in the realms of nutrition, health behaviour, well-being, mental health, sport, and physical activity. Our commitment is rooted in a holistic perspective, recognising the interconnectedness of various factors contributing to overall well-being. We aim to bridge the gap between research and practical application, fostering a healthier society through evidence-based insights.

Our focus is in advancing global health and well-being, by:

  • addressing global diet-related challenges such as overweight and obesity, enhancing glycaemic control, and mitigating inflammation in order to positively impact the overall health of populations worldwide. 
  • examining the effectiveness and consequences of preventive initiatives for physical and psychological health. 
  • exploring the well-being of individuals engaged in activities ranging from grassroots sport and physical activities to high-performance levels.

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Leadership

Benita Olivier

Professor Benita Olivier

Professor of Rehabilitation

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Jonathan Tammam

Dr Jonathan Tammam

Director Centre for Nutrition and Health, and Programme Lead in Nutrition

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