School:Psychology and Sport Science
Sanjoy is an accomplished academic and researcher specialising in nutrition and exercise, with diverse expertise that covers nutraceuticals, functional foods, nutritional physiology and behaviour change.
Driven by a passion for improving health, performance and wellbeing through nutrition and exercise, he collaborates with a range of interdisciplinary partners to develop innovative scientific solutions.
Before coming to ARU, Sanjoy worked as an academic at the University of Westminster. During his time there, he took on leadership roles in both teaching and research. This included working as a course leader and having a key role in validating new health-related courses.
He was also a principal investigator at the Centre for Nutraceuticals (University of Westminster) and continues to closely collaborate with this group.
Sanjoy's research involves leading mixed methods studies with an emphasis on interdisciplinary research. His main expertise lies in designing and managing human clinical trials to assess the impact of nutraceuticals and functional foods on human health, wellbeing, and performance.
Sanjoy is also a strong advocate for patient-centred research, using participatory methods to inform research and design practical interventions.
Recently, his funded research has explored the effects of nutraceuticals on functional recovery, mood, and cognition during physiological and psychological stress. The main focus of this includes understanding the effectiveness and acceptability of oral nutritional interventions to support rehabilitation of stroke patients.
Sanjoy's main research can be defined by two intertwined themes:
Sanjoy's current/previous PhD supervision includes:
Theme 1: Nutraceuticals, functional foods and dietary supplements:
Theme 2: Occupational and digital health:
Applicants who are interested in PhD or summer undergraduate/postgraduate projects in the above fields are welcome to get in touch.
2022: The effect of novel nutraceutical supplement on stress, cognition and well-being.
2022: The co-production of lifestyle-enhancing digital health behaviour intervention for mid-life women. Public Participatory Research Funding Award.
2021:Novel insights into the interaction between iron and curcumin and their physiological consequences. Funded by Pharmako Biotechnology LTD, Australia.
2019: Research to Practice: Optimising Evidence-Based Nutritional Recommendations to preserve health and performance in Professional Saturation Divers. Funded by Equinor, Norway.
2019: Healing the healer: developing nutrition and physical activity guidance to improve health and well-being in doctors. PhD studentship.
2018: Holiday Hunger Camps Impact Evaluation. Tower Hamlets Council, UK.
Sediva, H, Robertson, C., Cartwright, T., Deb, S. K. (2022) 'Behaviour change techniques in digital health interventions with midlife women: Systematic review of behaviour interventions', JMIR mHealth and uHealth. Available at: https://doi.org/10.2196/37234
Allen, K., Safi, A., Deb, S. K. (2022) 'An exploration into the impact that shift work has on the nutritional behaviours of UK police officers', British Journal of Nutrition. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114522002999
Deb, S. K., Dolan, E., Catherine, H., Speakman, J., Eftedal, O., Zariwala, M. G., Eftedal, I. (2021) 'The Assessment of Daily Energy Expenditure of Commercial Saturation Divers Using Doubly Labelled Water', Frontiers in Physiology. Available at: https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2021.687605
Brown, D. R., Cappozzo, F., De Roeck, D., Zariwala, M. G. and Deb, S. K. (2021) 'Mouth Rinsing With a Pink Non-caloric, Artificially-Sweetened Solution Improves Self-Paced Running Performance and Feelings of Pleasure in Habitually Active Individuals', Front. Nutr. Available at https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2021.678105
Tiekou, H., Deb, S. K., Begum, G., Renshaw, D. M. and Zariwala, M. G. (2021) 'Comparative Assessment of the Acute Effects of Whey, Rice and Potato Protein Isolate Intake on Markers of Glycaemic Regulation and Appetite in Healthy Males Using a Randomised Study Design', Nutrients. Available at: https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13072157
Full list of publications available on Sanjoy's ResearchGate profile.