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Ammi King

Senior Lecturer

Ammi King

About Research

Email: alexandra.king@stmarys.ac.uk
Tel: 020 8240 4112

Biography

Ammi began lecturing at St Mary's in September 2004 primarily on the Nutrition programme. Prior to this she had been employed as a post-graduate teaching assistant whilst carrying out an MPhil. She graduated from St Mary's in 2000 with a BSc (Hons) in Biology with Sport Science and has since been awarded an MSc in Nutritional Medicine from the University of Surrey in addition to an MPhil also from the University of Surrey.

 


Research

Research profile

Ammi is currently carrying out PhD research in the area of nutrition and genetics. The primary focus of the research is the efficacy of gene-based personalised advice to motivate and promote actual behaviour change. This advice is in the context of reducing the risk of obesity, type II diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Ammi's primary research interests lie within this area.

Publications:

King, A., Saifi, S., Smith, J., Pilic, L., Graham, C., Da Silva Anastacio, V., Glaister, M., Mavrommatis, Y. (in press). Does personalised nutrition advice based on apolipoprotein E and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase genotype affect dietary behaviour? Nutrition and Health.

Podboi I, C, R, Stephenson S, Pilic L, Graham C, A, -M, King A, Mavrommatis Y: Dietary Intake and TCF7L2 rs7903146 T Allele Are Associated with Elevated Blood Glucose Levels in Healthy Individuals. Lifestyle Genomics 2021. doi: 10.1159/000518523

Graham, C. A. M., Pilic, L., King, A., Nixon, J. E., Pipe, J., Holton, J., Tamba, K., Hearne, G., Pedlar, C. R., Lorente-Cebrián, S., González Muniesa, P., & Mavrommatis, Y. (2021). Genetic differences in fat taste sensitivity and dietary intake in a UK female cohort. Food Quality and Preference, 92, 104202.

Pilic, L., Lubasinski, N. J., Berk, M., Ward, D., Graham, C. A.-M., Da Silva Anastacio, V., King, A., & Mavrommatis, Y. (2020). The associations between genetics, salt taste perception and salt intake in young adults. Food Quality and Preference, 84, 103954.

Pilic, L., Graham, C. A.-M., Hares, N., Brown, M., Kean, J., Wehliye, Y., McGrigor, E., Sarel, V., Easton, I., Davis, N., Barac, D., King, A., Anastacio, V. D. S., & Mavrommatis, Y. (2020). Bitter Taste Sensitivity Is Determined by TAS2R38 Haplotype, Associated with Saturated Fat Intake and Is Lower in Overweight and Obese Compared to Normal Weight UK adults. Current Developments in Nutrition, 4(Supplement_2), 1271–1271.

Conference presentations

Pilic, L., Graham, C. A.-M., Hares, N., Brown, M., Kean, J., Wehliye, Y., McGrigor, E., Sarel, V., Easton, I., Davis, N., Barac, D., King, A., Anastacio, V. D. S., & Mavrommatis, Y. (2020). Bitter Taste Sensitivity Is Determined by TAS2R38 Haplotype, Associated with Saturated Fat Intake and Is Lower in Overweight and Obese Compared to Normal Weight UK adults. Annual Nutrition Science Meeting, Nutrition 2020, Online (International conference). 30th May – 2nd June 2020

King, A., Pilic, L., Nixon, J., Mauro, E., Glaister, M., Mavrommatis, Y. (2021). The effect of gene-based personalised diet and physical activity advice on healthy eating motivation in university students. Poster presentation at the NuGO IV European Summer School on Nutrigenomics July 21-25, online.

King, A., Saifi, S., Smith, J., Pilic, L., Graham, C., Glaister, M., Mavrommatis, Y. (2019). Does personalised nutrition advice based on ApoE and MTHFR genotype affect dietary behaviour? Poster presentation at the International Society of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics annual congress, July 12-13, Cambridge, UK.

Waldron H., Pilic L., King A. (2019). The impact of restricting product availability on the purchasing of lower sugar biscuits in UK convenience stores, Poster presentation at the Federation of European Nutrition Societies conference. October 15-18, Dublin, Ireland.

 


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