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Dr Grace Farhat


LECTURER IN FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION
Health Sciences
0151 291 3592
Science
farhatg@hope.ac.uk

I have moved to the UK in 2011 to pursue a PhD in Public Health Nutrition at Queen Margaret University (Edinburgh) after completing a BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics (2005) and a Master in Human Nutrition (2007), and taking numerous lecturer roles between 2007-2011. My PhD project involved looking at the effects of polyphenols (antioxidants) in dark chocolate on anthropometric, biochemical, dietary and physiological markers in adults. Following PhD completion, I have taken various roles at Queen Margaret University between 2014-2017, including a coordinator for the Food science and Nutrition Academy and a lecturer in the department of Dietetics, Nutrition and Biological sciences. I have subsequently joined Liverpool Hope University in 2017 as a lecturer in Food science and Nutrition. In addition to teaching and research responsibilities, I am involved in the coordination of international student exchange and partnerships between the school of Health sciences and other universities, the development of food industry partnerships and food science (sensory) projects , the generation of new degrees and the organisation of research seminars. I am also one of the Faculty Ethics leads. 

My research interests involve looking at the effect of several approaches to prevent and manage obesity and type 2 diabetes, such as brown adipose tissue and non-nutritive sweeteners. I am currently involved in a number of research projects. Examples being to determine the effects of non-nutritive sweeteners on satiety and food intake; to assess the effect of a low-calorie diet on reversing pre-diabetes in overweight adults. I am a registered Nutritionist at the UK Association for Nutrition.