The Nutrition Society Julie Wallace Lecture, in memory of Professor Julie Wallace and her sustained commitment to supporting and promoting early career researchers, is an award that recognises early stage scientific excellence in the field of nutrition.
The Nutrition Society are pleased to announce the judges have selected Dr Andrea Darling from the University of Surrey as the successful applicant. Dr Darling has been awarded the 2019 prize for her research entitled ‘Vitamin D deficiency in western dwelling South Asian populations: an unrecognised epidemic’.
Dr Darling presented her research at the 13th European Nutrition Conference, FENS2019, where she discussed her previous research on vitamin D deficiency that contributed to SACN's 2016 guidelines recommending population level supplementation in the UK as well as her current research looking specifically at western dwelling South Asian populations. With D deficiency at epidemic proportions in this population group, Dr Darling is looking at culturally acceptable ways of increasing skin exposure to the sun in South Asian women in addition to food and supplement based strategies.
Many congratulations to Dr Darling.