Dr Fiona Lithander has joined HVN from the University of Bristol to take the role of Associate Professor in Nutrition. Fiona is a registered dietitian and nutrition scientist who took her PhD in nutritional physiology from the University of Cambridge in the area of human energy metabolism and appetite regulation. Her post-doctoral research training included a post-doc and lectureship at the University of Auckland between 2001 and 2006, before academic positions at Trinity College Dublin, the Australian National University and the University of Bristol. Fiona also practices as a dietitian in the area of performance sport. Fiona is working with Professor Richard Mithen and his team on a new large HVN-funded clinical trial, He Rourou Whai Painga.