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About us

These pages describe the The NIHR Research Biomedical Research Unit in Nutrition, Diet and Lifestyle at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol (NIHR Bristol Nutrition BRU) which  is now the Nutrition Theme of the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre which opened on 1st April 2017.

The NIHR Bristol Nutrition BRU opened on 1 April 2012 and ran until 31st March 2017.  It was a partnership between the  University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and the  University of Bristol. To see the Bristol Nutrition BRU Flyer please click  here.

The Director of the unit was  Professor Andy Ness and his executive/management team members were  Professor Ashley Cooper Professor Julian Hamilton-Shield,   Shirley Jenkins,  Vanessa Marshall and  Professor Richard Martin.

The Nutrition theme of the NIHR Bristol BRC performes patient-focused early phase experimental clinical research (commonly referred to as experimental medicine) in the areas of human nutrition, diet and lifestyle.  Our aim is to pull basic scientific discoveries into clinical research and through to benefits for patients and the NHS.