Photo of Giulia Corona

Giulia Corona


  • 1054 Parkstead House, Whitelands


Research output per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile


I am a Senior Lecturer working in the field of Nutrition and Health. I gained my degree in Biological Sciences and my PhD in Nutritional Pathology at the University of Cagliari, Italy. I afterwards spent 3 years at the University of Cagliari and 5 years at the University of Reading, at the Food and Nutritional Sciences Department, as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. I joined the Life Science Department at the University of Roehampton in September 2014.


FHEA, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

PhD in Nutrition's Pathology, (University of Cagliari, Italy)
BSc / MSc in Biological Sciences (University of Cagliari, Italy)

Research interests

My research expertise is in the area of dietary polyphenols and their importance for healthy ageing and chronic disease prevention, and ranges from the clinical setting to the understanding of the molecular mechanisms of action, also focusing on understanding their metabolism and bioavailability, and its implications for establishing the mechanisms by which they exert numerous beneficial health effects in vivo. In particular, my research interest is on polyphenols impact on the vascular system, in the brain and in the gastrointestinal tract.

Professional affiliations

Member of the British Nutrition Society

Member of the Groupe Polyphenols

Consultancy work

Manuscript reviewer for European Journal of Nutrition, British Journal of Nutrition, Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, Nutrition and Aging, International Journal of Food Sciences & Nutrition, Food and Chemical Toxicology, Food Research International, Genes & Nutrition, Nutrition Reviews, Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, Rejuvenation Research, Cancer Epidemiology, Neurochemistry international.


Current teaching roles include:

  • Module Convenor for Public Health and Health Promotion (HE2)
  • Module Convenor for Public Health (MSc)
  • Lecturer for Food Science (HE2)
  • Lecturer for Advances in Nutrition (HE3)
  • Lecturer for Brain, Diet and Addicition (MSc)
  • Proposal, Dissertation and Project Supervision for Undergraduate (HE2 and HE3) and Postgraduate (MSc) students wishing to conduct their work on a topic related to my research area of expertise (Dietary Polyphenols and Health).


Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output

Modulation of LPS-induced nitric oxide production in intestinal cells by hydroxytyrosol and tyrosol metabolites: Insight into the mechanism of action

Serreli, G., Melis, M. P., Corona, G. & Deiana, M., Mar 2019, In : FOOD AND CHEMICAL TOXICOLOGY. 125, p. 520-527 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
39 Downloads (Pure)

Impact of a polyphenol-rich extract from the brown algae Ascophyllum nodosum on DNA damage and antioxidant activity in an overweight/obese population: a randomised controlled trial

Baldrick, F. R., McFadden, K., Ibars, M., Sung, C., Moffat, T., Megarry, K., Thomas, K., Mitchell, P., Wallace, J., Pourshahidi, L. K., Ternan, N. G., Corona, G., Spencer, J. P. E., Yaqoob, P., Hotchkiss, S., Campbell, R., Moreno-Rojas, J. M., Cuevas, F. J., Pereira-Caro, G., Rowland, I. & 1 others, Gill, C., 12 Oct 2018, In : American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 108, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
49 Downloads (Pure)

Modulation of intestinal epithelium homeostasis by extra virgin olive oil phenolic compounds

Deiana, M., Serra, G. & Corona, G., 15 Aug 2018, In : Food & function. 9, 8, p. 4085-4099 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Temperature-treated gluten proteins in Gluten-Friendly™ bread increase mucus production and gut-barrier function in human intestinal goblet cells

Lamacchia, C., Musaico, D., Henderson, M. E., Bergillos-Meca, T., Roul, M., Landriscina, L., Decina, I., Corona, G. & Costabile, A., 27 Jul 2018, In : JOURNAL OF FUNCTIONAL FOODS. 48, p. 507-514 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Effect of simulated gastrointestinal digestion and fermentation on polyphenolic content and bioactivity of brown seaweed phlorotannin-rich extracts.

Corona, G., Coman, M. M., GUo, Y., Hotchkiss, S., Gill, C., Yaqoob, P., Spencer, J. P. E. & Rowland, I., 29 Aug 2017, In : Molecular Nutrition and Food Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
157 Downloads (Pure)