Professor of Physiological Biochemistry, Director, TΔS® Ltd
Professor Kieran Clarke joined the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Oxford in 1991. Her research is focussed on how diet alters energy metabolism in human heart, brain and skeletal muscle. Specifically, her interest in physical performance and cognitive function has led to the development of a fourth food group, a ketone ester called ΔG®, that improves endurance performance in athletes and could be used for the management of common metabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease.
Professor Clarke has a BSc (Hons) from Flinders University in Adelaide and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Queensland in Australia. Prior to her appointment in Oxford, she worked for the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa after her postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University Medical School in Boston.