Professor Iain Broom
Director of CORE
Professor Iain Broom is based in the Institute for Health and Welfare Research, part of the University's Faculty of Health and Social Care and is also a Clinical Professor in Metabolic Medicine at the University of Aberdeen. He was until recently a Consultant in Clinical Biochemistry and Metabolic Medicine within NHS Grampian. Iain also holds a Professorial Research Fellowship with The Rowett Research Institute.
Iain sits on several National and European research committees as a member responsible for peer review of research activity and in a special advisory capacity. He is also an international research advisor to the Institute of Health, University of Sydney (Australia). He is a member of a number of metabolic advisory boards within the pharmaceutical industry.
He is the author of over 200 research papers and has contributed to numerous textbooks and speciality publications.
Dr Arthur Stewart
Dr Arthur D. Stewart
Deputy Director, Centre for Obesity Research and Epidemiology (CORE)
• 3D laser scanning and digital anthropometry
• Anthropometry and physique assessment
• Human Body Composition
• Body Image assessment
• Exercise and Health
Dr Giovanna Bermano
Dr Bermano's qualifications include a degree in Food Science and Nutrition from the University of Milan, Italy (1991) and PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Aberdeen in 1997.
Dr Bermano's main scientific interest involves the understanding of the relationship between diet and human health including an understanding of the relationship between dietary intake of selenium and development of cancer in the gastro-intestinal tract.
Dr Bermano is the Research Degree co-ordinator for CORE and is also Course Leader for the MSc in Obesity Science and Management.
Dr Catherine Rolland
- Examining and comparing the effects of low carbohydrate vs low fat diets on cardiovascular risk factors
- Determining if the adipokine response differs when weight is lost with low carbohydrate vs low fat diet and investigating if the protein content of the diet impacts on the adipokine response
- Determining if the obese phenotype at presentation impacts on the response to different dietary manipulations
- Investigating the efficacy of a very low calorie nutritionally complete diet formula accompanied by cognitive behaviour therapy (Lighterlife Programme) for achieving long term weight loss
- The use of proteomics in identifying novel proteins in clinical adipose tissue and serum samples to clarify the mechanisms underlying obesity
Dr Jenny Brown
Dr Brown has had an interest in obesity management and research since 1993. In particular, she recognised the need for practical but theoretically underpinned approaches to the management of obesity. She has therefore researched and developed a holistic person-centred intervention to help individuals towards self-care in weight management.
Dr Daniel Ozanne
Dr Ozanne previously worked at CORE and was instrumental in the development stages of the Centre. He is currently actively involved in research projects within CORE.