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      My research is focused on how diet and lifestyle factors may affect chronic disease risk, including cardiovascular disease.

      Research Statement

      The aim of ongoing research is to determine the role of diet and lifestyle in the primary and secondary prevention of chronic disease. Current approaches include the use of biomarkers to better measure dietary intake, intervention trials using whole food/whole diet approaches, and the development of interventions to promote behaviour change.

      Current projects are funded by the Medical Research Council, National Prevention Research Initiative, NIHR, Safefood, Wellcome Trust, R&D Office Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke, and the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland.  I am a co-investigator in the EUthyroid project (, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 634453.






      I offer a Micronutrients in Health and Disease SSC (Year 1, Spring), Sign Language SSC (Year 2, Autumn and Spring) and Health Issues for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People SSC (Year 3, Autumn and Spring)

      I am a Portfolio Tutor.

      I contribute to a number of modules on the Human Biology, Biomedical Science and Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition pathways, as well as the Masters in Public Health.

      I offer final year projects to Biomedical Science and Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition undergraduates.

      Frequent Journals

      • Proceedings of the Nutrition Society

        ISSNs: 0029-6651

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1475-2719

        Cambridge University Press

        Scopus rating (2016): SJR 1.511 SNIP 0.992


      • British Journal Of Nutrition

        ISSNs: 0007-1145

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1475-2662

        Cambridge University Press

        Scopus rating (2016): SJR 1.504 SNIP 1.258


      • Atherosclerosis

        ISSNs: 0021-9150

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1879-1484

        Elsevier Ireland Ltd

        Scopus rating (2016): SJR 1.848 SNIP 1.302


      • European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

        ISSNs: 0954-3007

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1476-5640

        Nature Publishing Group

        Scopus rating (2016): SJR 1.347 SNIP 1.179


      • American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

        ISSNs: 0002-9165

        American Society for Nutrition

        Scopus rating (2016): SJR 3.664 SNIP 2.355


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