Human health related research conducted in the Institute of Life and Earth Sciences is expanding, and concerned with evaluating; 1) the ability of a wide range of substances, such as nanomaterials, to cause adverse health effects following human exposure, 2) the mechanisms underlying the development of human disease and 3) the role of nutrition as a means of prevention against human disease and 4) the relationships between environmental exposures and health. Research activities in these areas are very multidisciplinary and fall into the below four main themes.

Human Nutrition and Molecular Toxicology

This research group is investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying human disease and also evaluating the role of nutrition in disease prevention.

Human Exposure Science and Health

This research group is concerned with understanding causal links between environmental exposures and human health.

Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health

Research in this area examines a range of topics related to either metabolic control and health, cardiovascular monitoring and health and the co-morbidity effects of poor metabolic control on health.

Nano-Safety Research Group: Human Health

The Nano-Safety Research Group specialises in the assessment of the potential adverse effects of nanomaterials on human health and the environment.