Emilie Combet



College & Lycée Saint Joseph, Thonon, France (1995-1998), Université Claude Bernard Lyon I, France (1998 – 2001), Coventry University (2000 – 2001), Warwich HRI & Coventry University (2001 – 2005)


DUT Génie Biologique, BSc Biological sciences, PhD

Work History:

Research Assistant (university of Warwick), Research Associate (University of Glasgow)

What I do now:

I am a lecturer in nutrition at the University of Glasgow

My Interview

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What I do

I am interested in the link between food and health, which is a broad and exciting subject. My research often involves people / volunteers taking part in surveys and “feeding studies”, as well as lab-based experiments. A particular topic of interest is how specific nutrients and other food component can contribute to healthy ageing.

The biggest food challenge facing society today..

For everyone to have access to a sustainable, nutritionally-balanced diet

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Enthusiastic, creative, and maybe a little short-tempered :)

Who is your favourite singer or band?

The Pixies

What's your favourite food?

Probably sushi, although tartiflette is always a winner when I am in France.

What is the most fun thing you've done?

A hike in Mauritius with zip slides, cable bridges and swimming down a river

If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!

1 – A private jet to visit friends and family on a whim, 2 – for my daughters not to grow up so fast, 3 – a long, healthy and fulfilling life

Tell us a joke.

Why don’t the French eat two eggs at breakfast? Because one egg is un oeuf

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