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About us

The National Institute for Health 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) performs patient-focused early phase experimental clinical research (commonly referred to as experimental medicine) in the areas of human nutrition, diet and lifestyle (including obesity). Our aim is to pull basic scientific discoveries into clinical research and through to benefits for patients and the NHS.

The NIHR Bristol Nutrition BRU opened on 1 April 2012 and is 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 is Professor Andy Ness and his executive/management team members are Professor Ashley CooperProfessor Julian Hamilton-Shield,  Shirley Jenkins, Vanessa Marshall and Professor Richard Martin.