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Health sciences MRes supervisors

Dr Nicola Brown headshotDr Nicola Brown

Nicola is a Reader in Female Health and contributes to teaching in the BSc Health and Exercise Science programme, the BSc Nutrition programme, and the MSc Sports Nutrition programme. She also leads the Female Health and Wellbeing Research Cluster at St Mary’s University and is a member of the Research Group in Breast Health at the University of Portsmouth.

Additionally, Nicola is an accredited ISAK Level 3 Anthropometrist delivering ISAK accredited training courses to a wide range of sport and health professionals.

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Nicola’s main research interests are in the area of female health and exercise. Specifically her research aims to increase scientific knowledge of female specific health issues, and to develop and disseminate effective strategies for optimising health and performance of female athletes and exercises. Additionally she is interested projects that focus on the measurement and evaluation of body composition.

MRes project areas

There are four broad areas that Nicola would like to invite MRes candidates to complete projects in (although is open to discussing any project relevant to her research interests). These are:

  • Evaluation of breast issues/concerns in different populations (eg: adolescents, pregnant/breast feeding females, elderly, health professionals)
  • The impact of the breast on sports performance
  • Female physical activity participation at different life stages
  • Validity and reliability of anthropometric measurement protocols


Tel: 020 8240 2321

Dr Magali Chohan headshotDr Magali Chohan

Magali is the Programme Director for the BSc Health & Exercise Science, she lectures on the undergraduate and postgraduate Nutrition programmes. Magali is a Registered Nutritionist (AfN) in nutrition science, and a UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) accredited advisor and Educator.

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Magali’s research focus is on the health benefits of bioactive compounds of plant foods. Other interests include the psychology of food choice, functional foods and healthy ageing.

MRes project areas

Magali would like to invite MRes candidates to complete projects in nutrition science:

  • Health effects of bioactive compounds of plant foods
  • Health effects of functional foods


Tel: 020 8240 8289

Dr Kyriaki Myrissa headshotDr Kyriaki Myrissa

Kyriaki Myrissa is a lecturer in Nutrition and Health and Exercise Science. She obtained a BSc in Psychology (2009) from the University of Leeds where she began her research career with a Masters by Research (2011) and continued with completing her PhD (2016). Alongside her teaching, she is currently working on a research collaborative project examining the effects of a dietary intervention for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).



Kyriaki’s research interests focus on appetite, nutrition, lifestyle interventions and body weight control; Dietary factors in the aetiology of obesity and overweight (e.g. the role of dietary fibre); Resistance and susceptibility to weight loss/(re)gain (psychological/behavioural risk factors); Effect of diet/food intake on self-reported physical and psychological wellbeing.

MRes project areas

Here is a list of possible research areas that Kyriaki would like to invite MRes candidates to complete projects in:

  • Effects of dietary and/or exercise and/or behavioural and/or mindfulness interventions on obesity and weight related outcomes
  • Effects of different foods and/or food components on appetite and/or body weight control, behavioural outcomes and/or cognitive performance
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of web-based interventions on post-partum weight retention
  • Examination of early determinants of overeating in children and young adults
  • Loss of appetite in ageing, specifically how to manage malnutrition and  compliance to oral nutritional supplements in older adults


Tel: 020 8240 4292