Who we are

The Food4Years Network is led by researchers from the University of Reading, University of Liverpool, University of Birmingham, University of Leeds and University of Surrey.

Principal Investigator

Professor Lisa Methven
Professor in Food and Sensory Science, University of Reading

Co-Principal Investigator

Dr Mark Green
Reader in Health Geography, University of Liverpool


Dr Miriam Clegg  
Visiting Research Fellow, University of Reading and Associate Professor in Human Nutrition, University College Cork

Professor Marion Hetherington
Professor in Biopsychology, University of Leeds

Professor Susan Lanham-New
Head of the Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Surrey

Dr Niharika Duggal
Lecturer in Immunity and Ageing, University of Birmingham

Network Manager

Dilara Dericioglu
PhD Researcher in Nutrition, University of Reading


We are supported by External Advisory Board with membership from British Nutrition Foundation, Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition, The UK Ministry of Defence, British Dietitian Association, Queens University Belfast, Association for Nutrition, Waitrose, Institute of Food Science and Technology, Association of Convenience Stores, Ulster University, Age UK and University of Southampton who directs the network by identifying new research strategies and ensuring that the Network is facilitating a novel approach to ageing research through collaboration and knowledge exchange.

To date the Food4Years membership includes over 200 members from across academia, charities, industry and health care.