Dr Luciana Torquati
Richards Building RB26
Richard's Building, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
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.
Diet and exercise, Nutrition, Gut microbiome and metabolic syndrome, Fibre intake and functional foods, Wellbeing and quality of life, Sustainable nutrition
Diet analysis, food group analysis, diet and health outcomes modelling, behaviour change, mixed methods, systematic reviews, meta-analysis
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