Webinars and Podcasts

*The information in this podcast is intended for Healthcare Practitioners.

Iron insights: homeostasis, deficiency and repletion with Professor Toby Richards

Metagenics Institute’s guest, Professor Toby Richards delivers a schooling on all things iron, including the mechanisms in place to maintain iron homeostasis, signs and symptoms of deficiency, pathology interpretation tips, and the role this essential nutrient plays in health and physical fitness. If you’re seeing clients in clinical practice or simply eager to learn more about iron, this episode confers valuable insights and updates from an expert in the field.

Professor Richards has led a series of international clinical trials and supervised 16 PhD students and well over 60 graduate research projects (Masters/ MSc/BSc).  He is a mentor to trainees in surgical research internationally. He is actively engaged in the international trials networks; the International VASCC & UK VERN Research Group in vascular surgery. Professor Richards has over 150 peer reviewed publications and $14M of research funding in the last decade.


  • How anaemia influences physical fitness 5:00
  • Symptoms of iron deficiency (9:20)
  • Iron homeostasis (20:00)
  • Haemoglobin (36:00)
  • Iron infusion (42:00)
  • Lactoferrin and other therapeutics to treat iron deficiency (49:00)

Professor Richards

Professor Richards is the Lawrence Brown Chair in Vascular Surgery, Head of Division of Surgery and Director of the Clinical Trials Unit at University of Western Australia (UWA). He is also Honorary Professor at the Institute of Clinical Trials and Methodology, University College London (UCL) and Honorary Professor of Anaesthesia at Monash University.


Anaemia and iron deficiency in the perioperative period

by Professor Toby Richards

Host: Dr Christine Ball

Toby Richards, Professor of Surgery at University College London discusses anaemia and iron deficiency in the perioperative period. He explains how a good understanding of this subject can enhance patient blood management and improve patient outcomes.

Source: https://www.periopmedicine.net/periopmed-podcast

Iron Deficiency in Heart Failure

by Professor Richards

Iron – do we really understand it?

Listen to this wide-ranging expert debate between Professors Andrew Clark and Toby Richards discussing the challenges of iron deficiency and heart failure, and the new science that will guide future thinking.

Iron deficiency- your questions answered

Fireside chat series. Episode 3 | The Long COVID Clinic – what you CAN do NINE: In this, the third session of Fireside Chats, Dr Binita Kane will be chatting with Prof. Toby Richards, founder of the #IronClinic to discuss a much neglected area in mainstream medicine. Tune in to understand the role of iron in health, interpreting ferritin levels, and when and how to treat. *LIVE on Wednesday the 3rd January at 18:00hrs Subscribe for an engaging discussion at the intersection of science, medicine, and the ongoing battle against the virus’s effects.

Professor Toby Richards gives a detailed explanation about iron deficiency, the causes in women and how symptoms of iron deficiency can occur without anaemia. He details the common causes for iron deficiency in women and also the treatments. In summary – a state of the art lecture covering everything you need to know about iron deficiency in women.

Prof Toby Richards (Head of Surgery, University of Western Australia) has focused his research on the impact of iron deficiency and anaemia on patients mental and physical health. He discusses iron deficiency, heavy menstrual bleeding, and iron therapy in exercise and athletes.

Importance of anaemia in women’s health

Radiometer and HemoCue are pleased to sponsor this webinar, where Professor Toby Richards, the Head of Department of Surgery, University of Western Australia, will discuss the importance of anaemia in womens health.

Professor Richards will share his insights from 20 years of research into the topic of anaemia, and cover global and regional cause-specific anaemia prevalence, symptoms of anaemia and the spectrum of iron deficiency. He’ll also share findings from his research, review case studies and show the impact diet and exercise has on iron deficiency.