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Dr. Sanjoy Deb is a lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition who joined the university following his doctoral education in June 2018. As an active early career researcher, Sanjoy has a focus on contemporary translational topics within nutritional physiology, spanning the concept of personalised nutrition and nutraceuticals, the nutrient-exercise interaction with appetite for health and also occupational physiology and nutrition. As a practitioner, he has a array of applied experiences as a physiologist and performance nutritionist during his time working with elite/professional athletes from football, rugby and athletics. 

Sanjoy also has expertise working within occupational health and wellbeing with both  a industry and academic lens. Having completed a Knowledge Transfer Partnership, he has expertise in conducting action research for the benefit of an organisation. Indeed his current work is funded by a large global corporation, with the overall purpose of developing an evidence based nutrition program to improve the health and wellbeing of saturations divers. His broader interest and expertise in this topic is promoting the benefits for physical activity for all and nutrition for health. 

Teaching

Dr. Deb currently is module leader for two modules and also contributes to teaching across modules on the BSc Human Nutrition and MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition degree programs. 

Research

Dr. Deb is an active early career translational scientist with experience in exercise, occupational, extreme environmental physiology/ nutrition and nutracuticals. His work currently involves international industry and academic collaborations, which spans a range of research interests:

  • Occupational health, welling and performance: developing evidence based nutrition, physical activity and lifestyle guidelines 
  • Moving towards an era of personalised sport and exercise nutrition: a focus on nutraceuticals for health, wellbeing and performance  
  • Nutrient-exercise interaction on appetite regulation and gut physiology 

The goals of this research overall is develop research themes that transcends academia to support the bigger picture; whether that is a societal impact or support the needs of industry partners. As such, Dr. Deb, looks to engage governing organisations and industry collaborators in current and future endeavours. Therefore, external enquires from industry collaborators are welcome. 

Ongoing projects:

  • Research to Practise: Optimising Evidence Based Nutritional Recommendations to preserve health and performance in Professional Saturation Divers. Collaboration with Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Funded by Equinor, Norway (Principle-Investigtor) 
  • Healing the healer: developing nutrition and physical activity guidance to improve health and wellbeing in doctors. (P-I)
  • Nutrition and physical activity for occupational health, wellbeing and performance in the police force (PhD student: Maitham Taqi 2018- ) (Co-Investigtor) 
  • Active Egypt project: Physical activity/sedentary behaviour and cardiovascular disease risk factors in Egypt, and digital behaviour change interventions. (C-I) (P-I: Alastair Barr)

Research Funding 

£75,000. Research to Practise: Optimising Evidence Based Nutritional Recommendations to preserve health and performance in Professional Saturation Divers. Equinor, Norway. 2019 (For more information click here)

£2000. Expert Statement grant. British Association of Sport and Exercise Science. (Co-investigator) 

£20000. Holiday hunger: Impact analysis. Tower Hamlets Council. 2018 (co-investigator)

£1000. Travel grant from the Hyperbaric Centre of Ravena. 2017

Enquires from students looking to self-funded Phd studies or summer research assistants are welcome.  

Publications

For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.