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Dr Elizabeth Lund

Last updated: 29 September 2021

Dr Elizabeth Lund is a freelance consultant in the area of research ethics and nutritional study design. She is currently alternate vice-chair of West London Gene Therapy Advisory Committee and Research Ethics Committee as well as having over 20 years of research experience.

Dr Lund is experienced in both food research and ethics. She is the Alternate Vice-Chair of The West London & GTAC (Gene Therapy Advisory Committee) NHS Research Ethics Committee. She now works on the fundamental biology underlying the maintenance of epithelial cell structure, having previously taught on research ethics and nutrition at The University of East Anglia where she holds an honorary senior lectureship. She has over 20 years’ experience in ethical review of research both within the UK and EU and has a strong interest in how science is communicated to the general public, ensuring information is accessible and unbiased and that results are fully published.

Experienced as a research leader in nutrition and gastrointestinal biology at The Institute of Food Research until 2010, Dr Lund focussed on the impact of diet on chronic disease of the colon including collaborating with researchers across Norwich Research Park both at University of East Anglia and The John Innes Centre.

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Current Interests


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Organisation/Body & Nature of Interest (period)


Other fee-paid work from relevant organisations, consultancies

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Husband has consultancy with UN-FAO on marine plastic pollution.



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Father and one sibling have shares in Unilever (562+1655) and J Sainsbury (1000).