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The Graduate School is responsible for administrative matters relating to research students and for maintaining research student files. It is also responsible for the following aspects: Managing the recruitment, admission and enrolment of research students Organising the research student training programme Induction of research students Providing support to the University Research and Knowledge Exchange Board and the Graduate School Board. Providing students with, for example, status letters for their bank, landlord and for Council Tax exemption Aspects of the student experience which do not fall to Schools Ensuring that the Research Regulations remain up-to-date and reflective of practice/policy development.

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Propionates Medicine & Life Sciences
Volatile Fatty Acids Medicine & Life Sciences
Appetite Regulation Medicine & Life Sciences
Inulin Medicine & Life Sciences
Colon Medicine & Life Sciences
Esters Medicine & Life Sciences
Clostridium Infections Medicine & Life Sciences
Clostridium difficile Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2014 2017

41 Citations (Scopus)
105 Downloads (Pure)

The diet-derived short chain fatty acid propionate improves beta-cell function in humans and stimulates insulin secretion from human islets in vitro

Pingitore, A., Chambers, E. S., Hill, T., Maldonado, I. R., Liu, B., Bewick, G., Morrison, D. J., Preston, T., Wallis, G. A., Tedford, C., Castañera González, R., Huang, G. C., Choudhary, P., Frost, G. & Persaud, S. J., 28 Feb 2017, In : Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. 19, 2, p. 257-265 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Volatile Fatty Acids
48 Citations (Scopus)

Increased colonic propionate reduces anticipatory reward responses in the human striatum to high-energy foods

Byrne, C. S., Chambers, E. S., Alhabeeb, H., Chhina, N., Morrison, D. J., Preston, T., Tedford, C., Fizpatrick, J., Irani, C., Busza, A., Garcia-Perez, I., Fountana, S., Holmes, E., Goldstone, A. P. & Frost, G. S., 11 May 2016, In : The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 104, 1, p. 5-14 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Volatile Fatty Acids
Feeding Behavior
15 Citations (Scopus)

Randomised clinical study: inulin short-chain fatty acid esters for targeted delivery of short-chain fatty acids to the human colon

Polyviou, T., Macdougall, K., Chambers, E. S., Viardot, A., Psichas, A., Jawaid, S., Harris, H. C., Edwards, C. A., Simpson, L., Murphy, K. G., Zac-Varghese, S. E. K., Blundell, J. E., Dhillo, W. S., Bloom, S. R., Frost, G. S., Preston, T., Tedford, C. & Morrison, D. J., 4 Sep 2016, In : Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. 44, 7, p. 662-672

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Volatile Fatty Acids


3 Minute Thesis UWS Winner

Jane Cook (Recipient), 13 Jun 2017

Prize: Other distinction