Ian Macdonald is Professor of Metabolic Physiology at the University of Nottingham and Head of the School of Life Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Ian Macdonald's research interests are concerned with the functional consequences of metabolic and nutritional disturbances in health and disease, with specific interests in obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and exercise. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed original research papers, together with reviews, book chapters and invited contributions.
He is a former Chair of the UK Association for the Study of Obesity and former President of the Nutrition Society of the UK and Ireland. He is currently joint Editor of the International Journal of Obesity, a member of the UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition, a Fellow of the Society of Biology, a Fellow of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences, a Registered Nutritionist and an Honorary Fellow of the Association for Nutrition. (Term of office 2014 – 2018)