Dr Trevor George
Trevor is a Registered Nutritionist (RNutr) specialising in nutrition science. He has been a Lecturer in Nutrition & Dietetics in the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine at King’s College London, and a Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition and Food Science in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria University.
For over 15 years, his scientific research focused on the physiological effects of phytochemicals from edible plants on healthy populations and those at risk from chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension and diabetes.
He recognised that the results from human dietary intervention trials and laboratory based experiments conducted in the UK and internationally were meaningless unless the general public made changes to their diet and lifestyles. The World Health Organisation estimate that 80% of premature heart disease, stroke and diabetes can be prevented through diet and lifestyle choices. Consequently, he decided to focus his attention on nutrition education, public health nutrition and public engagement with science to help people improve their health or prevent diet-related diseases.
In addition, he has created a half acre edible garden as a teaching resource at his home. There are areas for fruit and vegetable production, decorative edible plants, heritage varieties and unusual edible plants from across the world. He is the third generation to grow edible crops on the property, which started with his parental grandparents commercially growing tomatoes and cucumbers.