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Based in Northern Ireland at the Coleraine Campus of Ulster University, NICHE performs fundamental research to understand the links between diet and human development.

It is one of the largest nutrition research groups in the UK and Ireland, with 100 members including academic, research, technical and business support staff, together with PhD researchers, postgraduate research students and interns.

NICHE aims to solve the chronic diseases of ageing, obesity, cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis and cognitive decline by investigating the potential impact of diet and food quality on the underlying mechanisms leading not only to disease but also to maintaining health.

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About Niche

Find out more about NICHE and the research we undertake.


Find out more about Food, Nutrition and Dietetics undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Ulster University.

Our REF14 World-leading Research

In REF14 biomedical sciences including nutrition research was awarded an unprecedented 4* and rated as world-leading.


Current research topics at the Nutrition and Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE).


Publications repository for NICHE.

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Visiting professors

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