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Kate Tedford

Professor

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1990 …2019
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Area of academic expertise - outline

 

Prof Tedford's research concentrates on the effect of colonic propionate on appetite regulation, body weight and insulin sensitivity. Obesity and its associated diseases, including type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and certain cancers, are major public health challenges for the 21st century. The objective of her research is to identify an intervention that decreases appetite, prevents weight gain and reduces insulin resistance, and which is applicable at a public health level. Catriona also has interests in the development of novel tracers for characterisation of colon bacterial metabolism and novel biomarkers of the nitrosation potential of the GI tract.

 

Current research activities

Effect of small molecules on gut metabolism, controlling obesity and CDifficile infection

Desired research direction

 

Biosensors, nutritional biochemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry

 

Target collaborative companies

Nutrition, food and drink companies, sensor technology companies

 

Current teaching activities and interests

Analytical techniques, biological chemistry, forensic investigation, molecular recognition, drug metabolism and behaviour, forensic biology, stereochemistry, asymmetric synthesis

External positions

External Verifier, Scottish Qualifications Agency

2009 → …

Keywords

  • QD Chemistry
  • Biosensors, nutritional biochemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry

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Propionates Medicine & Life Sciences
Dissolved oxygen Chemical Compounds
Inulin Medicine & Life Sciences
Phosphorescence Chemical Compounds
Dissolved oxygen sensors Chemical Compounds
Volatile Fatty Acids Medicine & Life Sciences
Esters Medicine & Life Sciences
Oxygen Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1990 2019

The effects of dietary supplementation with inulin and inulin-propionate ester on hepatic steatosis in adults with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Chambers, E. S., Byrne, C. S., Rugyendo, A., Morrison, D. J., Preston, T., Tedford, M. C., Bell, J. D., Thomas, E. L., Akbar, A. N., Riddell, N. E., Sharma, R., Thursz, M. R., Manousou, P. & Frost, G. 28 Feb 2019 In : Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. 21, 2, p. 372-376 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Inulin
Propionates
Dietary Supplements
Esters
Liver

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
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Volatile Fatty Acids
Propionates
Insulin
Diet
Glucose

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Propionates
Reward
Food
Volatile Fatty Acids
Feeding Behavior

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
Inulin
Volatile Fatty Acids
Propionates
Colon
Esters

A novel dietary strategy to increase colonic propionate production in humans and improve appetite regulation and bodyweight management

Chambers, E. S., Morrison, D. J., Tedford, K. & Frost, G. Sep 2015 In : Nutrition Bulletin. 40, 3, p. 227-230 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Appetite Regulation
Propionates
Inulin
Volatile Fatty Acids
Esters

Activities 1999 2019

Super Science Festival Workshops

Tedford, C. (Contributor)
13 Feb 2019

Activity: Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Women in Wellies STEM and careers event

Tedford, C. (Speaker)
19 Feb 2019

Activity: Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

RSC West of Scotland Education Section Event for Teachers

Tedford, C. (Speaker)
25 Feb 2019

Activity: Types of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement

UWS Learning, Teaching & Research Conference 2018

Tedford, C. (Participant)
27 Jun 201828 Jun 2018

Activity: Participation in conference

Science in the Spotlight @UWS Glasgow Science Festival 2018

Tedford, C. (Organiser)
7 Jun 2018

Activity: Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

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