Dr Angela Chalé


I have worked as an academic in nutrition in institutions in the US and UK in both undergraduate and graduate programmes. I also am a registered dietitian (RD) and nutritionist (RNutr). I completed my doctorate within the interdepartmental nutrition program at Purdue University, Indiana. I then moved to Massachusetts for postdoctoral training initially at Brandeis University in their neuroscience programme and then the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in the area of nutrition, exercise physiology and sarcopenia. I was hired as a Lecturer in Nutrition at Kingston University London in 2021. My research background consists mostly of investigations in older adults where I have examined the efficacy of nutritional supplementation and resistance exercise on physical function performance. More recently, having completed an MPH at Edinburgh University and developed an interest in mixed-methods and ethnography, my work now also engages with food and nutritional anthropology to examine the intersections between ageing, health, and disease or illness. In the wider scientific community, I have promoted nutrition education in medical training, and I am an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Nutrition


  • PhD; Interdepartmental Nutrition Program
  • MPH; Public Health
  • MSc; Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dip; Culinary Arts
  • RDN
  • RNutr
  • FHEA

Teaching and learning


Below are my outputs with links to the Kingston University Research Repository.


Number of items: 19.


Chalé, Angela and Chalé, Christina (2016) Color by numbers : when population skin pigmentation is not political but a polytypical evaluation exercise to measure vitamin D, diseases, and skin pigmentation. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 116(8), pp. 1251-1256. ISSN (print) 2212-2672

Chalé, Angela, Avila, Elizabeth, Avila, Yvette and Chalé, Christina (2016) Maintaining engaged scholarship in challenging times : experiences working with veteran providers in Greater Los Angeles. Journal of Community Engagement & Higher Education, 8(4), pp. 74-83. ISSN (online) 1934-5283

Laussen, Jonathan C., Chalé, Angela, Hau, Cynthia, Fielding, Roger A. and White, Daniel K. (2015) Does physical activity change after progressive resistance exercise in functionally limited older adults? Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 63(2), pp. 392-393. ISSN (print) 0002-8614

Lustgarten, Michael S, Price, Lori L, Chalé, Angela and Fielding, Roger A (2014) Metabolites related to gut bacterial metabolism, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha activation, and insulin sensitivity are associated with physical function in functionally-limited older adults. Aging Cell, 13(5), pp. 918-25. ISSN (print) 1474-9718

Lustgarten, Michael S, Price, Lori Lyn, Chalé, Angela, Phillips, Edward M and Fielding, Roger A (2014) Branched chain amino acids are associated with muscle mass in functionally limited older adults. The Journals of Gerontology : Series A, 69(6), pp. 717-724. ISSN (print) 1079-5006

Chalé, Angela, Cloutier, Gregory J., Hau, Cynthia, Phillips, Edward M., Dallal, Gerard E. and Fielding, Roger A. (2013) Efficacy of whey protein supplementation on resistance exercise–induced changes in lean mass, muscle strength, and physical function in mobility-limited older adults. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, 68(6), pp. 682-690. ISSN (print) 1079-5006

Heffernan, Kevin S., Chalé, Angela, Hau, Cynthia, Cloutier, Gregory J., Phillips, Edward M., Warner, Patrick, Nickerson, Heather, Reid, Kieran F., Kuvin, Jeffrey T. and Fielding, Roger A. (2012) Systemic vascular function is associated with muscular power in older adults. Journal of Aging Research, 2012, p. 386387. ISSN (print) 2090-2204

Chalé, Angela, Unanski, Amanda G. and Liang, Raymond Y. (2012) Nutrition initiatives in the context of population aging: where does the United States stand? Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics, 31(1), pp. 1-15. ISSN (print) 2155-1197

Chalé-Rush, Angela, Guralnik, Jack M., Walkup, Michael P., Miller, Michael E., Rejeski, W. Jack, Katula, Jeffrey A., King, Abby C., Glynn, Nancy W., Manini, Todd M., Blair, Steven N. and Fielding, Roger A. (2010) Relationship between physical functioning and physical activity in the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders Pilot. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(10), pp. 1918-1924. ISSN (print) 0002-8614

Chalé-Rush, Angela, Morris, Evan P., Kendall, Tracee L., Brooks, Naomi E. and Fielding, Roger A. (2009) Effects of chronic overload on muscle hypertrophy and mTOR signaling in young adult and aged rats. The Journals of Gerontology Series A, 64(12), pp. 1232-1239. ISSN (print) 1079-5006

Chalé-Rush, Angela and Fielding, Roger A. (2008) Relative importance of aerobic versus resistance training for healthy aging. Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports, 2(4), pp. 311-317. ISSN (print) 1932-9520

Chalé-Rush, Angela, Burgess, John R. and Mattes, Richard D. (2007) Multiple routes of chemosensitivity to free fatty acids in humans. American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, 292(5), G1206-G1212. ISSN (print) 0193-1857

Chalé-Rush, Angela, Burgess, John R. and Mattes, Richard D. (2007) Evidence for human orosensory (taste?) sensitivity to free fatty acids. Chemical Senses, 32(5), pp. 423-431. ISSN (print) 0379-864X

Conference or Workshop Item

Barra, Pedro, Chalé, Angela and Mulrooney, Hilda (2022) Promoting a feedback dialogue with students : implementation and impact. In: Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference : Making Connections, Innovating and Sharing Pedagogy; 29-30 Jun 2022, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Mulrooney, Hilda, Barra, Pedro and Chale, Angela (2022) Feedback soup - implementation and impact. In: Festival of Learning 2022; 24 Jun 2022, Kingston upon Thames, U.K (Held online). (Unpublished)

Chale, Angela, Khasin, Ilona, Monk, Kristin, Liang, Raymond, Munjal, Deepak and Chalé, Christina (2013) Nutrition and physical activity education with advance care planning. In: 3rd International Conference on Aging and Society; 08-09 Nov 2013, Chicago, U.S.. (Unpublished)

Chalé-Rush, Angela, Morris, Evan P., Kendall, Tracee L., Brooks, Naomi E. and Fielding, Roger A. (2009) Differential effects of chronic overload-induced muscle hypertrophy on mTOR and MAPK signaling pathways in adult and aged rats. In: Experimental Biology 2009; 18-22 Apr 2009, New Orleans, U.S.. (Unpublished)

Chalé, A. and Mattes, R.D. (2006) 'Fatty' - a primary taste. In: 28th Annual Meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences (ACHEMS XXV111); 26-30 Apr 2006, Sarasota, U.S.. (Unpublished)

Chalé, A., Burgess, J.R. and Mattes, R.D. (2005) Fat taste—are free fatty acids or conjugated dienes the effective stimulus? In: 26th Annual Meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences (ACHEMS XXV1); 21-25 Apr 2004, Sarasota, U.S.. (Unpublished)

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Business, knowledge transfer and international

I was in the life sciences cohort of the prestigious 2022 BIG South London Innovation Support Programme, a collaboration between the Institute of Cancer Research and BIG South London. The programme arose from the need to create new technologies, services, apps, and innovations as the result of the impact of COVID-19. It is a fully funded programme providing support for growth and development to select South London based businesses or third sector organisations. The programme aims to make businesses remain relevant and profitable in a changing market, no matter at what stage of the innovation journey. It assists by providing advice about several areas of the innovation process, e.g., intellectual property, scaling-up, securing finance and funding, and university engagement.

I am in the process of developing a business, which the BIG South London programme has provided guidance on, particularly in establishing it in the London area (and eventually beyond). My goal is to offer a variety of dietary products designed to address specific health conditions, improve physical performance, and promote healthy eating in general. The products are culturally diverse. The business model is based on direct to consumer as well as private labelling, and aims to collaborate with hospitals and national supermarkets. 

Leadership and management

I am the Module Leader of LS4013, Introduction to Food and Nutrition (formerly LS4006, Food and Nutrition 1: An Introduction).