Welcome to our Quorn nutrition platform, dedicated to healthcare professionals.
Here you will find everything about our unique ingredient, Quorn mycoprotein, and the growing evidence-base that underpins our work. Plus, you will find a range of free resources to support you when talking to patients or clients about vegetarian or vegan diets and incorporating Quorn products into their favourite recipes.
Research & evidence
Meet the experts
Quorn mycoprotein and health
At Quorn, we are proud of the positive impacts our products can have on health and wellbeing. Here, we summarise our 30-year history of supporting academic research into the effects that Quorn and its key ingredient, Quorn mycoprotein, have on various aspects of physical health.
Work to find an alternative protein source for humans began in the 1960sExplore the history of Quorn mycoprotein
The product carbon footprint of Quorn Mince, which is made from Quorn mycoprotein, can be considered to be at least 10x lower than that of beefFind out about sustainbility and Quorn
Meet the experts
We work with independent experts across all our nutritional research in order to improve and expand knowledge on the evidence base for Quorn mycoprotein. You can meet them here.Meet all our experts
Dr Hannah Theobald
Dr Hannah Theobald, a Registered Nutritionist, is Head of Nutrition at Quorn Foods. She holds both a BSc and PhD in nutrition from King’s College London and a Diploma in sports nutrition from the International Olympic Committee. Hannah is also a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST).
Professor Benjamin Wall
Professor Benjamin Wall is a Muscle Physiologist, with a specific interest in how physical (in)activity and nutrition influence how muscle tissue adapts over the lifespan.
Professor Tim Finnigan
Professor Tim Finnigan is a Visiting Professor at Northumbria University the former Chief Scientific Officer at Quorn Foods, responsible for the research collaborations that underpin our agenda for sustainable nutrition.
Professor Gary Frost
Professor Gary Frost is head of Section for Nutrition Research at Imperial College and leads the Imperial Centre for Translational Nutrition and Food Research.
Dr Louise Durrant RD
Louise Durrant is a Registered Dietitian and is Nutrition Communications Manager at Quorn Foods. She holds both a BSc in Nutrition & Dietetics and a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Surrey.
Tess currently leads on Quorn Foods’ social value and external engagement strategies. Her experience communicating the Quorn mycoprotein science agenda and as a spokesperson for the business has enabled high-profile representation on behalf of the business at events including the International Congress of Nutrition, Chatham House, EAT Forum, and within policy forums.
Bibi is Head of Environmental Sustainability for Quorn Foods. She has a background in continuous improvement and business transformation, across food businesses such as United Biscuits, KP Foods, Jordan’s Ryvita and Dairy Crest.
Dr Daniel Commane
Daniel Commane is the Food and Nutrition research theme lead at Northumbria University. He completed a Yakult funded PhD at the University of Ulster investigating the mechanisms by which pro- and prebiotics protect against colorectal cancer development.
Professor Pete Wilde
Professor Pete Wilde heads the food structure and digestion research at the Quadram Institute Bioscience, Norwich, UK.
Gareth has contributed to the Quorn project for over 50 years. In 1969, he joined the nutrition team at The Lord Rank Research Centre, High Wycombe, the science and technical centre of Ranks Hovis McDougall (RHM).
Dr Jose Muñoz
Dr Jose Muñoz is currently a Vice Chancellor Research Fellow in Human Nutrition at Northumbria University, UK.
Professor Francis Stephens
Professor Francis Stephens is currently a Professor of Exercise Metabolism and Physiology at the University of Exeter, UK, where he is researching nutritional strategies to enhance muscle adaptation to exercise training and improve blood glucose control.
Dr Emma Derbyshire
Dr Emma Derbyshire is an established nutritionist who has published over 150 peer-reviewed publications within the field of nutrition and public health, winning several writing awards.