Carmen Piernas-Sanchez

Research Member of Common Room

Postdoctoral Researcher - Diet and Population Health

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

carmen.piernas-sanchez@phc.ox.ac.uk

I’m a Nutrition scientist and my principal research interests lie in the prevention and management of non-communicable chronic disease through dietary improvements, in particular obesity and cardiovascular disease. I currently work as a postdoctoral researcher in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. I am currently developing new research projects involving practical approaches to decrease saturated fat intake in primary care patients at risk of cardiovascular disease. These projects will incorporate innovative approaches in collaboration with the food industry, which recently started to develop new technologies with potential for dietary improvements, particularly by providing consumers with personalized feedback on their purchases. I’m also starting a large epidemiological project in collaboration with experts from the University of Western Australia to investigate the dietary antecedents that lead to obesity and cardiovascular disease in a large sample of the UK population.

In my future research, I hope to build on the foundations of my doctoral and current postdoctoral position, assessing the impact of these new strategies in the management and prevention of obesity and cardiovascular disease and identifying ways in which these can be improved for a population benefit.