Author and Professor of Genetic Epidemiology
Tim Spector is a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Director of the TwinsUK Registry at Kings College, London and has recently been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He trained originally in rheumatology and epidemiology. In 1992 he moved into genetic epidemiology and founded the UK Twins Registry, of 13,000 twins, which is the richest collection of genotypic and phenotypic information worldwide. He is past President of the International Society of Twin Studies, directs the European Twin Registry Consortium (Discotwin) and collaborates with over 120 centres worldwide. He has demonstrated the genetic basis of a wide range of common complex traits, many previously thought to be mainly due to ageing and environment.
He is a prolific writer with several popular science books and a regular blog, focusing on genetics, epigenetics and most recently microbiome and diet (Spoon-Fed, The Diet Myth). He is in demand as a public speaker and features regularly in the media.
Visit website: http://www.tim-spector.co.uk/
See also: King's College London - Public research university
Tim Spector Creations
The Real Science Behind What We Eat by Professor Tim Spector
A book about food and nutrition written by Tim Spector.
Tim Spector News
Technology Networks interviews Prof Tim Spector on nutrition and genetics
Technology Networks - 01-Nov-2019
Suggests that response to food is modifiable and has inter-individual variationRead more...
Studies failed to prove breakfast as the most important meal of the day
The Conversation (UK) - 31-Jan-2019
Skipping breakfast can help in losing weight, at least for some peopleRead more...