Dr Katie Lane

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Dr Katie Lane is an academic member of staff with teaching duties at the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Katie's specialism is food solutions for nutrition problems with a focus on vegetarian omega-3 fatty acids. Katie is a Registered Nutritionist (Public Health) with the Association for Nutrition, a member of the Nutrition Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Katie teaches on the MSc Public Health Nutrition, BSc Nutrition and BSc Sport and Nutrition for Health programmes. Katie's teaching interests focus on all aspects of food science and nutrition including the development of novel functional foods through new product development to improve nutritional status. Katie is also interested in Public Health Nutrition and how diet influences the health of different groups within the wider population. .

Katie is committed to developing and nurturing talented students and is involved in several PhD research projects. Katie is Director of Studies for the Triple Tea Trial, a PhD study to evaluate the effectiveness of green tea consumption to improve cardiometabolic risk in population groups at risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus. The project is the process of recruiting for a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effect of green tea consumption using various metabolomic measurements.

Katie is also working closely with some of our current Public Health Nutrition MSc students to conduct the Pattern Analysis of Vegan Eating (PAVE study). This project aims to identify patterns of vegan dietary adaptation, so how vegans remove all animal products from their diet and to evaluate the nutritional efficacy of the identified patterns.

Katie enjoys leading and being a part of collaborative research projects and has successfully secured two funded projects totaling £47000 through LJMU’s internal Faculty Research & Enterprise Excellence (FREE) fund. This funding has already enabled the publication of a systematic literature review, several conference abstracts and a further publication of an empirical study to evaluate the oxidative stability of omega-3 nanoemulsions using novel methods. Katie has also formed part of external funding applications as Principle Investigator and Co-Investigator.

Katie is also a member of the research team for the CALIBER (Carbohydrates, lipids and biomarkers of traditional and emerging cardiometabolic risk factors) study, which has three PhD students attached to it. CALIBER aims to find out more about the effects of consuming either a high-carbohydrate or a low-carbohydrate diet on known and potential risk factors for heart disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Katie completed her PhD, which centered on the invention of vegetarian omega-3 nanoemulsion enriched functional foods in 2013 and as part of her PhD has a product patent entitled 'Nanoemulsions, methods of forming the same and uses thereof.'

Degrees

2016, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
2013, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, PhD
2010, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer, School of Education Health and Community, Liverpool John Moores University, 2013 - present
Associate Lecturer, Hollings Faculty of Food, Nutrition and Hospitality, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2010 - 2013

Postgraduate training

Post Graduate Certificate of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, ? - present

Highlighted publications

Patanwala I, Molnar L, Akerboom K, Lane K. 2020. Direct access lifestyle training improves liver biochemistry and causes weight loss but uptake is suboptimal in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Frontline Gastroenterology, DOI Public Url

Lane KE, Derbyshire E, Weili L, Brennan C. Bioavailability and Potential Uses of Vegetarian Sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids: A Review of the Literature Critical reviews of food science and nutrition, 54 :572-579 DOI Author Url

Journal article

Lane KE, Wilson M, Hellon TG, Davies IG. 2021. Bioavailability and conversion of plant based sources of omega-3 fatty acids - a scoping review to update supplementation options for vegetarians and vegans. Critical reviews in food science and nutrition, :1-16 DOI Author Url Public Url

McCullough D, Webb R, Enright KJ, Lane KE, McVeigh J, Stewart CE, Davies IG. 2020. How the love of muscle can break a heart: Impact of anabolic androgenic steroids on skeletal muscle hypertrophy, metabolic and cardiovascular health Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Patanwala I, Molnar L, Akerboom K, Lane K. 2020. Direct access lifestyle training improves liver biochemistry and causes weight loss but uptake is suboptimal in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Frontline Gastroenterology, DOI Public Url

Lane K, Zhou Q, Robinson S, Li W. 2020. The composition and oxidative stability of vegetarian omega-3 algal oil nanoemulsions suitable for functional food enrichment Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 100 :695-704 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bush LA, Stevenson L, Lane KE. 2017. The oxidative stability of omega-3 oil-in-water nanoemulsion systems suitable for functional food enrichment: A systematic review of the literature Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Lane KE, Li W, Smith CJ, Derbyshire EJ. 2016. The development of vegetarian omega-3 oil in water nanoemulsions suitable for integration into functional food products Journal of Functional Foods, 23 :306-314 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Lane KE, Li W, Smith C, Derbyshire E. 2014. The bioavailability of an omega-3-rich algal oil is improved by nanoemulsion technology using yogurt as a food vehicle International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 49 :1264-1271 DOI Author Url Public Url

Lane KE. 2014. Omega-3 fatty acids – a review of existing and innovative delivery methods Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, DOI Author Url Public Url

Lane KE. 2013. A systematic review of omega-3 enriched foods and health British Food Journal, 116 :165-179 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Lane KE, Derbyshire E, Weili L, Brennan C. Bioavailability and Potential Uses of Vegetarian Sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids: A Review of the Literature Critical reviews of food science and nutrition, 54 :572-579 DOI Author Url

Conference publication

Lane K, Webb A. 2020. The effectiveness of a low-fat vegan diet for the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes: A systematic review Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, The 13th European Nutrition Conference, FENS 2019 OCE2 :E408-E408

Giuladin-Hellon T, Davies I, Fealey J, Montasem A, Lane K. 2020. Very low-carbohydrate high-fat diets are superior to low-fat diets in improving cardiovascular markers: meta-analysis of large, long-term randomised controlled trials PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, 79 :E134-E134 DOI Author Url

Webb A, Lane K. 2020. The effectiveness of a low-fat vegan diet for the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes: A systematic review PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, 79 :E408-E408 DOI Author Url

McCullough D, Harrison T, Lane K, Boddy L, Amirabdollahian F, Schmidt M, Enright K, Stewart C, Davies I. 2020. The effect of a low carbohydrate high fat diet on emerging biochemical markers of cardiometabolic risk PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, 79 :E530-E530 DOI Author Url

McCullough D, Harrison T, Lane K, Boddy L, Amirabdollahian F, Schmidt M, Enright K, Stewart C, Davies I. 2020. The effect of a low carbohydrate high fat diet on apolipoproteins and cardiovascular risk PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, 79 :E677-E677 DOI Author Url

Harrison T, McCullough D, Lane K, Boddy L, Stewart C, Enright KJ, Amirabdollahian, F, Schmidt M, Davies I. 2018. Dietary carbohydrate intake, visceral adipose tissue and associated markers of cardiometabolic risk. The Nutrition society Conference, 10 - 12 July DOI Author Url

McCullough D, Harrison T, Lane K, Boddy L, Stewart C, Enright KJ, Amirabdollahian F, Schmidt M, Davies I. 2018. The association between dietary macronutrient intake and fibrogen growth factor 21 in a sample of White UK adults with elevated cardiometabolic risk markers The Nutrition society Conference, 10th-12th July DOI Author Url

Lane KE. 2017. Lipid oxidation within vegetarian long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid oil nanoemulsions suitable for food fortification Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, What governs what we eat OCE3 :E101-E101 Publisher Url

Harrison T, Lane KE, Boddy LM, Amirabdollahian F, Davies IG. 2017. Macronutrient intake and prevalence of markers of metabolic syndrome in white UK adult males in the National Diet and Nutrition Survey Rolling Programme 2008-2014 PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, 76 :E198-E198 DOI Author Url

Lane KE, Zhou Q, Robinson S, Li W. 2017. Lipid oxidation within vegetarian long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid oil nanoemulsions suitable for food fortification PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, 76 :E101-E101 DOI Author Url

Lane KE. 2016. The oxidation stability of a vegetarian omega-3 oil in water nanoemulsion with enhanced bioavailability Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, Nutrition Society, Summer meeting 75 :E96-E96 DOI Author Url

Lane KE, Derbyshire E. Nanoemulsion of high DHA vegetarian algal oil enhances DHA bioavailability – a randomised crossover trial Changing Dietary Behaviour: Physiology Through to Practice, Irish Section Nutrition Society Meeting 73 :E87-E87 DOI Author Url Public Url

Lane KE. Targeting the vegetarian market with an omega-3 enriched yogurt – but is it acceptable from a sensory perspective? Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, Scottish Section Meeting, 26–27 March 2012, Future food and health 71 :E6-E6 Public Url

Lane KE, Derbyshire E. Functional foods enriched with an omega-3 nanoemulsion – potential to improve the long-term health of vegetarians? Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, Summer Meeting, 15–18 July 2013, Nutrition and healthy ageing 72 :E239-E239 Public Url

Lane KE. Nanoemulsion of vegetarian omega-3 fatty acids may enhance bioavailability – a preliminary trial Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, Scottish Section Meeting, 18–19 March 2013, Polyunsaturated fatty acid mediators: implications for human health 72 :E98-E98 Public Url

Lane KE. Sensory evaluation of a yogurt drink containing an omega-3 nanoemulsion with enhanced bioavailability Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, Scottish Section Meeting, 18–19 March 2013, Polyunsaturated fatty acid mediators: implications for human health 72 :E99-E99 Public Url

Lane KE. Vegetarians and omega-3 fatty acids: a review of the options International Conference on Food Safety, Quality and Nutrition Public Url

Lane KE. Product shelf life evaluation of an enriched yogurt drink containing an omega-3 nanoemulsion with enhanced bioavailability Nutrition Society Irish Section Meeting 2015 DOI Author Url Public Url

Lane KE. Habitual dietary omega-3 intakes of UK ethnic minority groups - A pilot systematic review Nutrition Society Irish Section Meeting 2015 DOI Author Url

Harrison T, Lane K, Boddy L, Amirabdollahian F, Davies I. Macronutrient intake and prevalence of markers of metabolic syndrome in white UK adult males in the National Diet and Nutrition Survey Rolling Programme 2008–2014 Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, Summer Meeting, 10–12 July 2017, Improving Nutrition in Metropolitan Areas OCE4 :E198-E198

Bush L, Stevenson L, Lane KE. Systematic review to evaluate the oxidative stability of omega-3 nanoemulsion systems suitable for functional food enrichment Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, Irish Section Conference 2018: Targeted approaches to tackling current nutritional issues DOI Author Url

Lane KE, Bush L. Restricted diets - are they nutritionally adequate? Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, The Nutrition society Conference, 10th-12th July OCE4 :E226-E226 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

McCullough D, Harrison T, Lane K, Boddy L, Stewart C, Enright KJ, Amirabdollahian F, Schmidt M, Davies I. The effect of dietary carbohydrate manipulation on low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol and its associated cardiometabolic risk The Nutrition society Conference, 4th-5th December 2018 DOI Author Url

Lane K, Patanwala I. Direct access lifestyle training improves liver biochemistry and causes weight loss but uptake is suboptimal in patients with NAFLD Journal of Hepatology, The International Liver Congress 2020

Poster

Richardson LD, Cronin CJ, Lane KE, Davies IG. 2018. Women's lived experience of fatness. 'My body is not public property!' 6th International Weight Stigma Conference, Leeds Beckett University

Thesis/Dissertation

Lane KE. 2013. The oxidation, bioavailability and integration of vegetarian omega-3 oil nanoemulsions in functional foods

Patent

Lane KE. Nanoemulsions, methods of forming the same and uses thereof

External PGR examinations performed:

Edge Hill University, MPhil, An exploration of the dietary intakes, knowledge and nutrition-related non-communicable disease risk amongst South Asian females living in North West England. 2020

Manchester Metropolitan university, PhD, The effects of vitamin D deficiency on atherosclerosis status in Saudi Arabia Dwellers. 2018

External committees:

PG Certificate in Advances in Packaging for the Food & Beverage Industry steering group, University of Chester, External Advisor. 2016

Research Grants Awarded:

Liverpool John Moores University Faculty Research and Enterprise Excellence Fund, The effect of ultrasound processing on lipid oxidation within vegetarian long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (LC3PUFA) oil nanoemulsions, Dr Leo Stevenson, Dr Ian Davies, Grant value (£): 22000.00, Duration of research project: 6. 2016

External collaboration:

University of Chester, Weili Li. 2016

Award:

Student competition for the Nutrition Society Scottish Conference at Edinburgh for a poster entitled 'Nanoemulsion of vegetarian omega-3 fatty acids may enhance bioavailability – a preliminary trial’, The Nutrition Society Scottish Section, http://journals.cambridge.org/download.php?file=/PNS/PNS72_OCE2/S0029665113001092a.pdf&code=fe0b9d5cfc564c3e9ea5e022a6df2e32. 2013

The Cery Drinkwater award, Manchester Metropolitan University. 2010

Other Professional Activity:

Applicant for the Federation of European Nutrition Studies Food Based Dietary Guidelines Working Party. February 2018.

External examiner for the University of Suffolk for the undergraduate BSc Nutrition and Human Health programme..

PhD project supervision entitled: Triple-Tea (Tea Time Trial) Flavonoid rich tea to improve cardiometabolic health and enhance the effects of training in pre-diabetics.

Research Grant Application for funding, the alpro Foundation entitled 'Pattern Analysis of Vegan Eating - The PAVE study' worth 100,000 Euros..

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, Nutrition Society.

Registered Nutritionist - Public Health Nutrition, Association for Nutrition.

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