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Biography

Dr Wendy Hall has been a Registered Nutritionist (Association for Nutrition) since 2005. Her PhD was on physiological mechanisms mediating the effects of dietary amino acids on appetite at the University of Surrey (2001). Following postdoctoral appointments researching Vitamin E biokinetics at the University of Surrey, and cardio-metabolic effects of dietary isoflavones and fatty acids at the University of Reading, she took up her first academic appointment at King’s College London in 2005. Dr Hall has a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice and teaches on BSc Nutrition, Nutrition & Dietetics, intercalated BSc Human Nutrition and Metabolism, and MSc Nutrition courses are module organiser for BSc Nutrition & Dietetics projects and are Chair of the Postgraduate Nutrition & Dietetics exam board.

A key objective of Dr Hall’s research is to provide high-quality clinical trial data, using standardised methodologies, to provide scientific evidence relevant to public health policy and the food and drink industry. Specific interests include investigating effects of dietary fatty acids (omega-3 fatty acids, saturated fatty acids), polyphenols (particularly those derived from soy, apple and berries), sleep/dietary quality interactions, and effects of weight-loss strategies on cardio-metabolic disease risk markers.

In 2016, Dr Hall received the Nutrition Society’s Silver Medal for her contribution to nutritional science, and in 2018 she was appointed to the role of the Nutrition Society’s Theme Leader in Whole Body Metabolism. She is Head of the Diet and Cardiometabolic Health Research Group within the Department of Nutritional Sciences, and Academic Lead for the Metabolic Research Unit where human dietary studies are conducted.  

She received the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine Supervisory Excellence Award in 2018. Dr Hall has >65 peer-reviewed publications and contributes to peer review of manuscript submissions to journals such as British Journal of Nutrition, American Journal of Nutrition and Journal of Nutrition. She is on the editorial board for Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry and the Nutrition Bulletin.

Course teacher: Nutrition
Course teacher: Dietetics