Senior Nutritional Biomarker Specialist
Current work and interests
Kerry joined the NIHR Cambridge BRC Nutritional Biomarker Laboratory (NBL) after more than 15 years working in the field of nutritional biochemistry and physiology with the Medical Research Council (MRC) in Cambridge and The Gambia. He has experience in the measurement of nutritional biomarkers in metabolic studies and large cohorts both nationally and internationally.
Background and experience
Kerry’s early career at the MRC Dunn Nutrition Unit and MRC Human Nutrition Research focused on the use of stable isotopes in nutrition, in particular applying novel mass spectrometric and stable isotope techniques to investigate nutrient absorption and metabolism, including vitamins A, K and C. He worked for six years at MRC Unit The Gambia as a scientist in the Calcium, Vitamin D and Bone Health group and managed the laboratory at the MRC Keneba field station. In 2012, he returned to MRC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory where his research focussed on the development of new techniques to measure vitamin D metabolism and biomarkers in the context of international vitamin D requirements.
The Nutritional Biomarker Laboratory focuses on the application of methods for nutritional biomarker analysis using state-of-the-art analytical technology to develop new methods as well as maintaining gold-standard methods to measure specific nutritional biomarkers. The NBL is responsible for the analytical work of the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey.