Food and Behaviour Research

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Dr Paul Clayton, PhD


Visiting Fellow, Dept Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University

Research Interests:

Dr Paul Clayton graduated summa cum laude in Medical Pharmacology from Edinburgh University, prior to obtaining his PhD. He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine and a former Senior Scientific Advisor to the UK government's Committee on the Safety of Medicines. Paul holds a Visiting Fellowship at Oxford Brookes University and is Scientific Director of the recently launched Szent Gyorgi Institute of Clinical Pharmaconutrition in Budapest.

His book 'Health Defence' provides a highly accessible explanation of what good nutrition really means, along with evidence-based dietary guidance for improving both physical and mental health and performance. His next book 'Pharmageddon' (available September 2009) is being seen as the first textbook in the emerging science of pharmaco-nutrition. It takes the small step from nutritional biochemistry to the pharmacological and therapeutic application of nutritional programmes, and does so in an accessible and intensively referenced format.

Recent Publications:

Clayton P, Rowbotham (2009) How the mid-Victorians worked, ate and died. J. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 6(3):1235-53. Epub 2009 Mar 20.PMID: 19440443

Rowbotham J, Clayton P., (2008) J R Soc Med. Sep;101(9):454-62. PMID: 18779247

Clayton P, Rowbotham J, (2008) An unsuitable and degraded diet? Part two: realities of the mid-Victorian diet.J, R Soc Med. Jul;101(7):350-7. PMID: 18591688

Clayton P, Rowbotham J, (2008) An unsuitable and degraded diet? Part one: public health lessons from the mid-Victorian working class diet. J R Soc Med. Jun;101(6):282-9. Erratum in: J R Soc Med. 2008 Aug;101(8):390. PMID: 18515775

Clayton P., Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. (2008) Glucosamine in the treatment of osteoarthritis. Mar 13;128(6):714; author reply 714. PMID: 18337857