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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.

    Willingness to take PhD students


    PhD projects

    Professor Woodside is open to PhD applications in the fields of nutrition, particularly dietary intervention studies, projects involving innovative dietary assessment and behaviour change interventions.

    Frequent Journals

    • Proceedings of the Nutrition Society

      ISSNs: 0029-6651

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1475-2719

      Reader, Cambridge University Press

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 4.63 SJR 1.529 SNIP 1.234


    • The British journal of nutrition

      ISSNs: 0007-1145

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1475-2662

      Cambridge University Press

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.85 SJR 1.53 SNIP 1.237


    • Atherosclerosis

      ISSNs: 0021-9150

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1879-1484

      Elsevier Ireland Ltd

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.74 SJR 1.748 SNIP 1.285


    • European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

      ISSNs: 0954-3007

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1476-5640

      Nature Publishing Group

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.88 SJR 1.307 SNIP 1.162


    • Public Health Nutrition

      ISSNs: 1368-9800

      Cambridge University Press

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 1.186 SNIP 1.025


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    Contribution to conference papers, events and activities

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