Dr Emma Lees is a Lecturer in Nutrition. She teaches mainly undergraduate students at 1st and 3rd year levels. Her BSc is in Sport and Exercise Science and her MSc is in Human Nutrition and Metabolism. She completed her PhD in Biomedical Sciences in 2015. Her research during her PhD focused mainly on dietary techniques to prevent and treat obesity, type 2 diabetes and ageing. Another topic she examined involved a protein (protein tyrosine phosphatase 1b), which is currently in phase 2 clinical trials for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity. During her PhD she published in many top peer-reviewed journals. She also spent time working in the lab of a collaborator at Pennington Biomedical Research Centre in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for which she was awarded the Albert Renold Travel Fellowship. She has presented at International conferences in Barcelona and Vancouver and given a seminar at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.