Food Matters Live 2020, 13-14 October, Convention Centre, 02 InterContinental

Researcher Nutrition and Health, Louis Bolk Institute; Visiting Lecturer, King’s College London

Dr Gerda Pot

Dr Pot is a nutritional epidemiologist with an interest in chrono-nutrition and its potential implications for chronic diseases like cardio-metabolic diseases. She was one of the first nutritional epidemiologist to study when we eat in addition to what we eat. She has co-authored numerous scientific publications and reviews highlighting the importance of timing of eating and sleep in health. 

Dr Pot obtained her PhD from Wageningen University, the Netherlands, and developed her interest in chrono-nutrition at the MRC Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge. During her time in Cambridge, Dr Pot developed a score to measure meal irregularity and associated this with metabolic syndrome risk in the 1946 British Birth Cohort. This is one of the world’s longest running nutrition and health cohorts. Since 2013, she works at King’s College London where she extended her research on chrono-nutrition with sleep research. In 2015, she moved back to the Netherlands but continues her work at King’s College London as a visiting lecturer. In the Netherlands, she now works on integrating chrono-nutrition as part of lifestyle medicine using practice-based studies at the Louis Bolk Institute.