Dr Wendy Hall

Whole Body Metabolism Theme Leader
King's College London

Dr Wendy Hall (BA (Hons), MSc, PhD) is a Reader in Nutritional Sciences within the Nutritional Sciences Department of the School of Life Course Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, at King’s College London. She has been a Registered Nutritionist (Association for Nutrition) since 2005. Her PhD was on physiological mechanisms mediating 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, is module organiser for BSc Nutrition & Dietetics projects, and is 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. Funders include Department of Health/Food Standards Agency, BBSRC, MRC, and Innovate UK. 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 was awarded the Nutrition Society’s Silver Medal for her contribution to nutritional science. She is Head of the Diet and Cardiometabolic Health Research Group (5 PIs, 4 research staff and 10+ PhD students) within the Department of Nutritional Sciences, and Academic Lead for the Metabolic Research Unit where human dietary studies are conducted.  She is currently supervising 5 PhD students, and 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.