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Professor Sumantra Ray

Professor Sumantra Ray

Founding Chair and Executive Director of the NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health,

Senior Medical Advisor and Head of the Volunteer Studies and Clinical Services Facility,

MRC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, University of Cambridge


Biography:

Sumantra (Shumone) Ray is a Licensed Medical Doctor as well as a Registered Nutritionist (Public Health), with special interests in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Medical Nutrition Education. He works at the MRC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory as Senior Medical Advisor (Head of the Volunteer Studies and Clinical Services Facility) and Senior Clinician Scientist (Principal Investigator for the Nutrition and Vascular Studies Platform) as well as UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey Lead Clinician (Honorary Consultant in Nutrition with Public Health England). He is a Governing Body Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge.

Previously a Senior Clinical Research and Teaching Fellow at The Institute of Cardiovascular Research in Dundee, Scotland, Shumone also held a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Public Health Fellowship and was a Corfield Scholar at Selwyn College, University of Cambridge. In 2008, he became the Founding Chair of NNEdPro and is responsible for the Nutrition/Hydration Education and Leadership for Improved Clinical/Public Health Outcomes (NELICO) initiative, now spanning a number of countries.

In 2010, Shumone co-established the Nutrition Education Review/Research Interests Group at the Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine (responsible for Nutrition teaching across Years 3-6 of Undergraduate Medicine in Cambridge), where he was subsequently elected to the title of University of Cambridge Senior Clinical Tutor by the Faculty Board in recognition of contributions to Medical Nutrition Education. Shumone is also a Course Supervisor for the University of Cambridge taught MPhil degree in Public Health (MPH). Additionally, he is an Honorary NHS Senior Clinical Fellow at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge; a member of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the Royal College of Physicians and the Institute of Clinical Research; an elected Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, the Royal Society for Public Health and the American College of Nutrition; a committee member of the American Society for Nutrition; a task force member of the British Nutrition Foundation; an Ambassador for the Nutrition Society; and a registration committee member of the Association for Nutrition (AfN) as well as co-chair of the Healthcare Specialism working group of the AfN. Shumone is a longstanding elected officer of the British Medical Association's Medical Academic Staff Committee, an Expert Committee Member under the National Research Ethics Service (England) and is an external reviewer for the European Food Safety Authority as well as the World Health Organization.

Keywords

  • clinical trials
  • endocrinology
  • medical nutrition education
  • epidemiology
  • cardiovascular disease prevention