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Dr Duane Mellor is a double award winning registered dietitian and science communicator. They are the Aston Medical School lead for Nutrition and Evidence Based Medicine. Having a background in clinical dietetics supporting people living with diabetes they moved into medical education when joining Aston University as well as being the Associate Dean for Public Engagement in the College of Health and Life Sciences. In this role they works to support high quality science and health communication alongside the wider engagement of communities in designing and developing healthcare programmes. 

Duane has a keen interest in helping the people understand the science behind health related claims, so they can make more informed decisions about their own wellbeing. They are experienced in discussing a wide range of health topics across a range of media, from print through to television and radio.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The effects of polyphenol rich chocolate on cardiovascular risk and glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus, University of Hull

Award Date: 7 Jul 2013

External positions

External Examiner, University of Hull

1 Jan 2022 → …

Lead Visitor

1 Aug 2021 → …

Associate Editor, Wiley - Blackwell Ltd

30 Jun 2021 → …


  • RZ Other systems of medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Diet
  • Food
  • Science Communication
  • Health information


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