• Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine
      Edge Hill University
      St Helen’s Road
      Ormskirk, Lancashire
      L39 4QP

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    Dr Tom Butler joined the faculty in 2020 following previous appointments at the University of Chester and Manchester Metropolitan University. Tom completed his undergraduate degree in Human Biology at the Unviersity of Hull, before undertaking his PhD at the same University with a thesis titled "Impact of dietary amnipulation on cardiac hypertrophy". Following this Tom completed a PD diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics at the Unviersity of Chester subsequenlty becomming a Registered Dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council and registered nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition. 

    Tom's reserarch interests are broadly focussed on nutrition and cardiovascular health, including both primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease.  Recent research projects have considered the impact of sarcopenic obesity on health, in addition to the role of portion disortion and energy intake of various breakfast cereals. He has a special interest in the role of nutrition in the management of heart failure.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    Education/Academic qualification

    Education training, PGCert, University of Chester

    Award Date: 1 Sept 2017

    Nutrition and Dietetics, PGDip

    Award Date: 1 Jul 2015

    Clinical Biosciences , PhD, Impact of Dietary Manipulation on Cardiac Hypertrophy, University of Hull

    Award Date: 2 Jul 2012

    Research Training, PGCert, University of Hull

    Award Date: 1 Aug 2010

    Human Biology, BSc, University of Hull

    Award Date: 1 Jul 2008

    Other positions

    Scientific Officer , British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation

    2021 → …

    External Examiner BSc Dietetics, Coventry University

    2019 → …

    External Examiner MSc Nutrition and MSc Food Science, University of Leeds

    2017 → …


    • QM Human anatomy
    • Nutrition
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Heart Failure
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation

    Research Institutes

    • Health Research Institute

    Research Centres

    • Cardio-Respiratory Research Centre


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