Dr Enhad Chowdhury
Research Associate in Physical Activity, Energy Balance and Human Physiology
Research AssociateBSc (Hons), PhD
Eastwood 22/23, Room 3.15
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 5428
- American Society for Nutrition
- The Nutrition Society
- Association for the Study of Obesity
- The Higher Education Academy
Dr Chowdhury undertook both his undergraduate degree in Sport, Health and Exercise Science (1st class) and PhD studies within the Department for Health at the University of Bath and took up his current role in September 2015. He is currently a research associate working on the National Prevention Research Initiative funded Mi-PACT (Multidimensional individualised Physical ACTivity) project. This large, long-term project is investigating the effects of technology-enabled physical activity profiling in adults at risk of future chronic disease.
He was previously involved in the BBSRC funded “Bath Breakfast Project” and completed his thesis entitled “Extended morning fasting, energy balance and human health” under the supervision of Dr James Betts and Prof Dylan Thompson in 2015. Through undertaking his current work and previous research, he has expertise in the measurement of physical activity and energy balance. Dr Chowdhury has conducted laboratory based and free-living intervention studies investigating the interactions between components of energy balance. He has also investigated basic mechanisms of appetite regulation in a variety of populations.
Dr Chowdhury has previously been employed in applied human science in industry for QinetiQ and as a teaching fellow on the Sport, Health and Exercise science undergraduate degree, during which he taught both basic and applied physiology and obtained an Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
His current research interests include physical activity interventions, the use of commercial activity monitors for the measurement of physical activity behaviours and the effects of manipulated feeding patterns upon health.
- Physical Activity Measurement
- Energy Balance
- Appetite Regulation
- Mi-PACT (Multidimensional Individualised Physical ACTivity)
- Efficacy of commercial activity monitors for measurement of physical activity
Betts, J., Chowdhury, E., Gonzalez, J., Richardson, J. D., Tsintzas, K. and Thompson, D., 2016. Forthcoming. INVITED REVIEW Breakfast - Is it the most important meal of the day. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
Chowdhury, E., Richardson, J., Holman, G., Tsintzas, K., Thompson, D. and Betts, J., 2016. The causal role of breakfast in energy balance and health:A randomized controlled trial in obese adults. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 103 (3), pp. 747-756.
Chowdhury, E., Richardson, J., Tsintzas, K., Thompson, D. and Betts, J., 2016. Effect of extended morning fasting upon ad libitum lunch intake and associated metabolic and hormonal responses in obese adults. International Journal of Obesity, 40 (2), pp. 305-311.
Chowdhury, E. A., Richardson, J. D., Tsintzas, K., Thompson, D. and Betts, J. A., 2015. Carbohydrate-rich breakfast attenuates glycaemic, insulinaemic and ghrelin response to ad libitum lunch relative to morning fasting in lean adults. British Journal of Nutrition, 114 (01), pp. 98-107.
Betts, J., Richardson, J. D., Chowdhury, E., Holman, G. D., Tsintzas, K. and Thompson, D., 2014. The causal role of breakfast in energy balance and health:A randomized controlled trial in lean adults. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 100 (2), pp. 539-547.
Betts, J. A., Thompson, D., Richardson, J. D., Chowdhury, E. A., Jeans, M., Holman, G. D. and Tsintzas, K., 2011. Bath Breakfast Project (BBP) - Examining the Role of Extended Daily Fasting in Human Energy Balance and Associated Health Outcomes: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial [ISRCTN31521726]. Trials, 12, 172.
Chowdhury, E., 2014. Extended morning fasting, energy balance and human health. Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)). University of Bath.
Betts, J., Richardson, J. D., Chowdhury, E., Holman, G. D., Tsintzas, K. and Thompson, D., 2014. Forthcoming. The causal role of breakfast in energy balance and health:a randomized controlled trial in lean adults. ISRCTN31521726. [Dataset]