Dr Niousha Yarandi

About

Following the awards of MEng and MSc in Chemical engineering at University of Birmingham and a PhD in Kingston University, where I evaluated the antioxidant composition of teas via chemical and biological profiling, I started my academic career at Kingston University. 

Since the start of my academic career, I have continued to develop my research interests further, which are:

Natural products, Food science, Nutrition, Functional Foods, Antioxidants, Pro-oxidants, Oxidative Stress, inflammation, Spectroscopy, Analysis and development.

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

Qualifications

  • MEng Chemical engineering, University of Birmingham
  • MSc Advance chemical engineering, University of Birmingham
  • PhD Nutrition, Kingston University
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Teaching and learning

Research

Having worked on multidisciplinary projects ranging from analytical techniques and methodology to cell cultural studies, my research interest consists of: Natural products, Food science, Nutrition, Functional Foods, Antioxidants, Pro-oxidants, Oxidative Stress, inflammation, Spectroscopy, Analysis and development.

Qualifications and expertise

  • PhD in Nutrition
  • MEng and MSc in Chemical Engineering (food science)
  • https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Niousha_Yarandi/

Areas of specialism

  • Natural products and functional foods
  • Oxidative Stress and inflammation
  • Identification of anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory agents
  • Analysis and development

Leadership and management

I am the module leader for a core level 4 module consisting of over 300 students.

I have been a member of Athena Swan School Self-Assessment Team and an Athena Swan Departmental Self-Assessment Team, as well as member of Race Equality Charter and BAME staff network Self-Assessment Team.

Qualifications and expertise

  • Fellow of Advance HE (formerly Higher Education Academy)
  • Unconscious Bias Workshop, Kingston University, 2021
  • GDPR Essentials training, Kingston University, 2020
  • Equality Essentials, Kingston University 2020

University responsibilities

  • Athena Swan School Self-Assessment Team
  • Athena Swan Departmental Self-Assessment Team
  • Race Equality Charter Self-Assessment Team
  • BAME Staff network member