Dr Margaret Joy Dauncey BSc (London) PhD ScD (Cantab) FRSB

Emeritus Fellow

  • Senior Scientist & Adviser in Nutritional and Biomedical Sciences, Wolfson College

Joy Dauncey is an international scientific adviser, lecturer and visiting professor in nutritional, medical and veterinary sciences. She has especially strong links with Brazil and is a Scientific Commission Member of Núcleo-Nutrição em Pauta, São Paulo. She is a Member of the Nutrition Society, Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (FRSB) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Major areas of interest include genomic and epigenomic influences on nutritional regulation of development, metabolism and neuroscience, and their relevance to health and disease (diabetes, cancers, cardiovascular, neurological). She has over 200 scientific publications. She has given scientific advice/lectures/postgraduate courses in many countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, India, Italy, Japan, USA. For 15 years she was Supervisor in Physiology, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge.

Joy obtained First Class BSc Honours in Nutrition, Queen Elizabeth College, University of London, and Postgraduate Diploma in Nutrition and PhD from University of Cambridge. She was a Cambridge research scientist for over 30 years, initially at MRC Dunn Nutrition Unit, then at BBSRC Babraham Institute, Departments of Applied Biology, Cell Biology, Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Neurobiology, Developmental Genetics, Molecular Immunology.

Awards include Doctor of Science (ScD) from University of Cambridge, and the international Peter Debye Prize, for outstanding contribution and significant advance in the biomedical sciences.