Professor Paul Trayhurn, DPhil DSc FRSE

Professor Paul Trayhurn
Role: 
Editor in Chief, Journal of Nutritional Science
Year Fellowship awarded: 
2020

Paul Trayhurn is Emeritus Professor of Nutritional Biology at the University of Liverpool and Emeritus Professor at the University of Buckingham. His first degree was in Physiology & Biochemistry at the University of Reading and his doctoral degree was from Oxford. After post-doctoral fellowships in Strasbourg and Oxford he moved in 1975 into nutrition research on joining the MRC Dunn Nutritional Laboratory in Cambridge. Senior positions were subsequently held at the University of Alberta in Canada (Professor and Heritage Scholar in Nutrition & Metabolism), the Rowett Research Institute (Head, Division of Biomedical Sciences), University of Oslo (Professor of Nutritional Biology) and the University of Liverpool (Professor of Nutritional Biology & Director of the Obesity Biology Research Unit). Following retirement from Liverpool he assumed the part-time post of Dean of Research Strategy at Buckingham. In 1997 he was elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (Scotland’s National Academy), other honours and awards including the Wassermann Award from the European Association for the Study of Obesity in 2008 for scientific contributions to obesity research, and a Distinguished Scientist Fellowship at King Saud University. He has served as a Trustee and Honorary Publications Officer of the Nutrition Society and is a former Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Nutrition. His research over the past 40+ years has centred on energy balance and obesity with a particular focus on brown and white adipose tissue functions; he has published extensively in these areas.