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Dr Thomas Butler

SL in Nutrition and Health

Medical School



Dr Tom Butler joined the faculty in 2020 following previous appointments at the University of Chester and Manchester Metropolitan University. Tom completed his undergraduate degree in Human Biology at the Unviersity of Hull, before undertaking his PhD at the same University with a thesis titled “Impact of dietary amnipulation on cardiac hypertrophy”. Following this Tom completed a PD diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics at the Unviersity of Chester subsequenlty becomming a Registered Dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council and registered nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition. 

Tom’s reserarch interests are broadly focussed on nutrition and cardiovascular health, including both primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease.  Recent research projects have considered the impact of sarcopenic obesity on health, in addition to the role of portion disortion and energy intake of various breakfast cereals. He has a special interest in the role of nutrition in the management of heart failure.