A personal history of ill health from a young age, suffering from ME/CFS, lead me to develop a fascination with all things nutrition and health related. Although I never found a cure through food I did learn a lot along the way. Eventually able to return to education in the 20’s I completed a degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, followed by a Masters degree in Molecular Nutrition at the Rowett Institute and the University of Aberdeen. This lead to a PhD at the Rowett Institute investigating the interactions between diet, the intestinal microbiota, and body weight regulation. Having just finished my PhD I am now searching for the new step to take in life…

This blog contains a selection of writing on subjects that I find interesting, including the science of nutrition, traditional food and food history, and occasionally some recipes.

3 Responses to About

  1. Matthew says:

    Hi Vanessa, you can contact me on

  2. Matthew says:

    Hi Vanessa, you can contact me on elcyionstar@hotmail.com

  3. Meike says:

    I love your articles, they are so interesting and so well written. You make complex matters easy to understand. So happy I found your blog! Thanks for all the effort!

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