Dr Soma Mitra is an Associate Professor at the School of Biosciences of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia.
As part of her administrative portfolio Dr Mitra holds the position of The Chair of the Science and Engineering Research Ethics Committee, University of Nottingham Malaysia. Currently she also serves the school of Biosciences as the Director of Postgraduate Studies.
Prior to joining the University of Nottingham Malaysia in 2012, Dr Soma Mitra was a Senior Lecturer at the London Metropolitan University, London, UK. Dr Mitra served London Metropolitan University, UK for five years.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
PhD (Science) - Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
[Doctoral research was conducted at the Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research at SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, India under collaborative research programme with the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, USA funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) of the United States and by UNICEF.]
MSc Foods and Nutrition (2 year course)- M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, India
PG in Clinical Dietetics with internship- University of Calcutta, India
BSc (Hons) Physiology (3 year course)- University of Calcutta, India
Training under NIH Fogarty Programme
Research Training at the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, USA.
Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education - London Metropolitan University, London, UK.
Human Physiology; Basic and Public Health Nutrition
Module leader to modules- Nutrition Metabolism and Disease; International Nutrition.
Human Physiology and Metabolism
Determination of Body Composition
Assessment of Nutritional Status
Sports and Exercise Nutrition
Nutrient-gene interaction studies to identify novel biological and dietary markers, to predict risk factors for obesity and non-communicable diseases.
Investigating ethnicity related differences in metabolic derangement due to gene variants
Assessing vitamin D status and Vit D deficiency related health effects.
Investigation of musculoskeletal health in school children and in the elderly.
Personalised Nutrition-to optimise health respecting culture and food preferences.
KOK WEI TAN, BRIGITTE A GRAF, SOMA MITRA and IAN D STEPHEN, 2017. Impact of fresh fruit smoothie consumption on apparent health of Asian faces Impact of fresh fruit smoothie consumption on apparent health of Asian faces. ENS-06116 TAN K W, GRAF B A, MITRA S R AND STEPHEN I D, 2015. Daily consumption of a fruit and vegetable smoothie alters facial skin colour Daily consumption of a fruit and vegetable smoothie alters facial skin colour. 10(7), 1-14 BASU A, MITRA S, CHUNG J, GUHA MAZUMDER DN, GHOSH N, KALMAN D, EHRENSTEIN OV, LIAW J AND SMITH AH, 2011. Creatinine, diet, micronutrients and arsenic methylation in West Bengal, India. Environ Health Perspect. vol 119, 9
NICOLA M LOWE, BASMA ILAHI, QUDSIA BANO, SONIA BANGASH, SOMA R MITRA AND MUKHTIAR ZAMAN, 2011. Dietary calcium intake, vitamin D status and bone health in post-menopausal women in Nahaqi, Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, Pakistan. J Health Popul Nutr. 29, 5