Professor Philip Calder BSc(Hons), PhD, DPhil, RNutr, FSB, FAfN
Professor of Nutritional Immunology
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Professor Philip Calder is Professor of Nutritional Immunology within Medicine at the University of Southampton.
My work aims to understand how nutrition affects the functioning of the human body. Better understanding is key to developing strategies to improve human health and well-being, to lower disease risk and to treat nutrition-related illnesses
I have broad research interests in nutritional modulation of immunity, inflammation and cardiometabolic disease risk. Much of my work has been devoted to exploring the metabolism and functionality of fatty acids with an emphasis on the roles of omega-3 fatty acids. I have over 500 scientific publications and I am listed by Thomson Reuters as a Highly Cited Researcher. I have been awarded the Sir David Cuthbertson Medal by the Nutrition Society (1995), the Belgian Danone Institute Chair (2004), the Nutricia International Award (2007), the ESPEN Cuthbertson Lecture (2008), the New Zealand Nutrition Society’s Muriel Bell Award (2009), the Louisiana State University Chancellor’s Award in Neuroscience and Medicine (2011), the German Society for Fat Science Normann Medal (2012), the American Oil Chemists’ Society Ralph Holman Lifetime Achievement Award (2015), the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Pennington Lecture (2015), the British Nutrition Foundation prize (2015) and the Danone International Prize in Nutrition (2016). I have served on many committees of professional societies and was for three years President of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (2009-2012). I am currently Chair of the Scientific Committee of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) and President of the Nutrition Society. I was Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Nutrition from 2006 to 2013 and I am currently an Associate Editor of Clinical Science, of Journal of Nutrition, of Clinical Nutrition, of Lipids, and of Nutrition Research. I am a member of the several other Editorial Boards of journals in the nutrition, clinical science and lipidology fields. I currently serve as scientific co-chair of the ILSI Europe Task Force on Nutrition immunity and inflammation and on the ILSI Europe Scientific Advisory Committee. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society for Biology and of the Association for Nutrition.
BSc(Hons), Biochemistry, Massey University (1980)
PhD, Biochemistry, University of Auckland (1987)
DPhil, Biochemistry, University of Oxford (1995)
Nuffield Medical Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, 1987-1991
Departmental Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, 1991-1995
Lecturer in Human Nutrition, University of Southampton, 1995-1998
Reader in Human Nutrition, University of Southampton, 1998-2002
Professor of Nutritional Immunology, University of Southampton, 2002-present