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Dr Luciana Torquati

Dr Luciana Torquati

 2893

 Richards Building RB26

 

Richard's Building, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

Luciana joined Exeter in 2019 as a Lecturer in Nutrition. Before this, she was at The University of Queensland (Australia), where she completed her PhD in Nutrition and Dietetics. Her thesis discussed the development and evaluation of a diet and physical activity program for nurses. After that, her post-doctoral training looked at the effect of work patterns on energy balance, and physical and mental health.

Luciana is a registered nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition (UK), and her research is multi-disciplinary. Her overarching theme is how modifying diet and physical activity behaviours can promote health and prevent chronic disease; either by direct changes in diet and physical activity level/fitness or indirectly via environmental factors.

She is currently researching how nutrition and exercise can modify the gut microbiome to sustain healthy ageing; resulting in reduced cardiovascular disease and diabetes. She is also interested in the role of gut microbiome and athlethes improved health and performance.

Interests:

Diet and exercise, Nutrition, Gut microbiome and metabolic syndrome, Fibre intake and functional foods, Wellbeing and quality of life

Qualifications

BSc Biology of Nutrition - University of Camerino, Italy

MSc Biological Sciences (Nutrition and functional foods) - University of Camerino, Italy

PhD Nutrition and Dietetics - The University of Queensland, Australia

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy - UK

Research

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Kolbe-Alexander TL, Gomersall S, Clark B, Torquati L, Pavey T, Brown WJ (2019). A hard day’s night: time use in shift workers. BMC Public Health Full text.
Torquati L, Coombes JS, Murray L, Hasnain SZ, Mallard AR, McGuckin MA, Fassett RG, Croci I, Ramos JS (2019). Fibre Intake is Independently Associated with Increased Circulating Interleukin-22 in Individuals with Metabolic Syndrome. Nutrients, 11(4). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Torquati L, Mielke G, Brown W, Burton N, Kolbe-Alexander T (2019). Shift Work and Poor Mental Health: a Meta-Analysis of Longitudinal Studies. American Journal of Public Health, 1-26. Full text.
Torquati L, Peeters G, Brown WJ, Skinner TL (2018). A Daily Cup of Tea or Coffee May Keep you Moving: Association between Tea and Coffee Consumption and Physical Activity. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 15(9). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Torquati L, Kolbe-Alexander T, Pavey T, Leveritt M (2018). Changing Diet and Physical Activity in Nurses: a Pilot Study and Process Evaluation Highlighting Challenges in Workplace Health Promotion. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 50(10), 1015-1025. Abstract.  Full text.
Marinelli O, Nabissi M, Amantini C, Morelli MB, Torquati L, Santoni G (2018). ICOS-L as a Potential Therapeutic Target for Cancer Immunotherapy. Current Protein and Peptide Science Full text.
Lamerton TJ, Torquati L, Brown WJ (2018). Overweight and obesity as major, modifiable risk factors for urinary incontinence in young to mid-aged women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Obes Rev, 19(12), 1735-1745. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Torquati L, Mielke GI, Brown WJ, Kolbe-Alexander T (2017). Shift work and the risk of cardiovascular disease. A systematic review and meta-analysis including. dose–response relationship. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health, 44(3), 229-238. Full text.
Torquati L, Kolbe-Alexander T, Pavey T, Persson C, Leveritt M (2016). Diet and physical activity behaviour in nurses: a qualitative study. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 54(6), 268-282. Full text.
Torquati L, Pavey T, Kolbe-Alexander T, Leveritt M (2016). Promoting Diet and Physical Activity in Nurses. American Journal of Health Promotion, 31(1), 19-27. Full text.

Conferences

Torquati L, Leveritt M, Pavey T (In Press). Changing diet and physical activity behaviour in nurses using Intervention Mapping: Study protocol. 12th European Nutrition Conference 2015.  Full text.
Torquati L, Kolbe-Alexander T, Pavey T, Leveritt MD (2017). Changing diet and physical activity in time-poor populations.  Full text.

Publications by year


In Press

Torquati L, Leveritt M, Pavey T (In Press). Changing diet and physical activity behaviour in nurses using Intervention Mapping: Study protocol. 12th European Nutrition Conference 2015.  Full text.
Torquati L (In Press). Health promotion in the workplace: changing the diet and physical activity behaviour of nurses.

2019

Kolbe-Alexander TL, Gomersall S, Clark B, Torquati L, Pavey T, Brown WJ (2019). A hard day’s night: time use in shift workers. BMC Public Health Full text.
Torquati L, Coombes JS, Murray L, Hasnain SZ, Mallard AR, McGuckin MA, Fassett RG, Croci I, Ramos JS (2019). Fibre Intake is Independently Associated with Increased Circulating Interleukin-22 in Individuals with Metabolic Syndrome. Nutrients, 11(4). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Torquati L, Mielke G, Brown W, Burton N, Kolbe-Alexander T (2019). Shift Work and Poor Mental Health: a Meta-Analysis of Longitudinal Studies. American Journal of Public Health, 1-26. Full text.

2018

Torquati L, Peeters G, Brown WJ, Skinner TL (2018). A Daily Cup of Tea or Coffee May Keep you Moving: Association between Tea and Coffee Consumption and Physical Activity. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 15(9). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Torquati L, Kolbe-Alexander T, Pavey T, Leveritt M (2018). Changing Diet and Physical Activity in Nurses: a Pilot Study and Process Evaluation Highlighting Challenges in Workplace Health Promotion. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 50(10), 1015-1025. Abstract.  Full text.
Marinelli O, Nabissi M, Amantini C, Morelli MB, Torquati L, Santoni G (2018). ICOS-L as a Potential Therapeutic Target for Cancer Immunotherapy. Current Protein and Peptide Science Full text.
Lamerton TJ, Torquati L, Brown WJ (2018). Overweight and obesity as major, modifiable risk factors for urinary incontinence in young to mid-aged women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Obes Rev, 19(12), 1735-1745. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2017

Torquati L, Kolbe-Alexander T, Pavey T, Leveritt MD (2017). Changing diet and physical activity in time-poor populations.  Full text.
Torquati L, Mielke GI, Brown WJ, Kolbe-Alexander T (2017). Shift work and the risk of cardiovascular disease. A systematic review and meta-analysis including. dose–response relationship. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health, 44(3), 229-238. Full text.

2016

Torquati L, Kolbe-Alexander T, Pavey T, Persson C, Leveritt M (2016). Diet and physical activity behaviour in nurses: a qualitative study. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 54(6), 268-282. Full text.
Torquati L, Pavey T, Kolbe-Alexander T, Leveritt M (2016). Promoting Diet and Physical Activity in Nurses. American Journal of Health Promotion, 31(1), 19-27. Full text.

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