Professor Sumantra 'Shumone' Ray MB BS DipNutr MPhil MD


  • Founding Chair, NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health
  • Senior Clinical Tutor, CU School of Clinical Medicine
  • GCRF Flagship Project Co-Lead, CU Centre of Development Studies
  • MRC Senior Clinician Scientist, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory

Sumantra 'Shumone' Ray is a Medical Doctor and Registered Nutritionist, with interests in Nutrition, Cardiovascular Disease and Medical Education. Since 2008 Shumone has been Founding Chair and Executive Director of the NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health, which holds its annual international summit at Wolfson College Cambridge since 2015 when he was elected as a governing body Fellow of Wolfson College and a Senior Clinical Tutor at the University of Cambridge.

He also works for the Medical Research Council as a Senior Clinician Scientist in Nutrition and Vascular Studies as well as the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey Lead Clinician (Public Health England). Also in 2015, NNEdPro won the Complete Nutrition Outstanding Achievement Award and Shumone was appointed as Adjunct Professor at University of Waterloo in Canada as well as receiving a Griffith University Visiting Fellowship from Australia.

In 2016, Shumone was appointed as Visiting Professor at Imperial College London as well as Ulster University in Northern Ireland and NNEdPro was a finalist and runner-up in the 2016 BMJ Awards. Also in 2016, Shumone published the Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Healthcare Research aimed at strengthening basic research skills across the global health-related workforce and became Programme Director for the Cambridge Summer School in Applied Human Nutrition.

In 2017 Shumone was elected to an Honorary Professorial Fellowship at the University of Wollongong Australia whilst NNEdPro won the Medical Nutrition Industry International Award in conjunction with the European Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Also in 2017 he was a successful co-applicant to a Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) grant >£7M awarded to the University of Cambridge and is Co-Lead of a GCRF Flagship Project in India on education, empowerment and entrepreneurship leading to improved human nutrition, health and wellbeing. In 2018 he became the Founding Co-Chair, along with the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Group, of BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health.

Most recently Shumone has been appointed as Course Director in Nutrition Science at the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education.