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From exploring our courses, to learning more about the research we do, our team is here to help.

Core team


Dr Emeir McSorley

Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition

School of Biomedical Sciences


Dr Catherine Hughes

Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition

School of Biomedical Sciences


Other staff

Dr Philip Allsopp

Lecturer in Human Nutrition

School of Biomedical Sciences


Alison Deehan

Academic Excellence Executive Assistant

School of Biomedical Sciences



Pauline Douglas

Senior Lecturer/Clinical Dietetics Facilitator

School of Biomedical Sciences


Professor Alison Gallagher

Head of the Doctoral College (Coleraine/Magee)

Ulster University Doctoral College

  • Key responsibilities
    • Provides campus based leadership of the Doctoral College (Coleraine /Magee)
    • Advises on PhD researcher queries which cannot be resolved at UoA / Faculty level
    • Leads the development and Implementation of policy and procedures for the recruitment, selection, progress monitoring and examination of researchers

   Find out more about Professor Alison Gallagher




Dr Leane Hoey

Lecturer in Human Nutrition

School of Biomedical Sciences


Dr Maeve Kerr

Lecturer in Food Regulatory Affairs

School of Biomedical Sciences


Dr Caomhan Logue

Lecturer in Dietetics

School of Biomedical Sciences


Dr Colm Lowery

Lecturer in Medical Microbiology

School of Biomedical Sciences


Dr Liadhan McAnena

Regulatory Research Officer

School of Biomedical Sciences


Dr Mary McCann

Faculty Partnership Manager (Life & Health Sciences)

Dean's Office (Life & Health Scs)


Dr Pamela Magee

Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition

School of Biomedical Sciences

Areas of expertise

Nutrition, Sport and Nutrition, Vitamin D



Dr Maria Mulhern

Lecturer in Food Science

School of Biomedical Sciences


Dr Patrick Naughton

Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology

School of Biomedical Sciences





Dr Kirsty Pourshahidi

Lecturer in Food Science and Technology

School of Biomedical Sciences


Dr Ruth Price

Clinical Trials Manager

School of Biomedical Sciences




Dr Mary Slevin

Research Associate in Human Nutrition

School of Biomedical Sciences






Professor Mary Ward

Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics

School of Biomedical Sciences


Visiting Professors

  • Maureen EdmondsonChair, Northern Ireland Branch at Institute of Food Science and Technology
    Albert FlynnProfessor in Nutrition, University College Cork
  • John O’BrienHead of Quality & Safety Department, Nestle Research Centre
  • Colette ShorttDirector of Global Regulatory Affairs, Johnson & Johnson Ltd
  • Hans VerhagenHead of Department of Risk Assessment & Scientific Assistance (RASA) at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
  • Raymond O’RourkeFood and Consumer Lawyer
  • Hugh QuigleyAdviser on EU Policy and Strategy for Irish Social Finance Fund, Irish Hospice Foundation and Public Policy Ireland; Former Deputy Director, Food and Veterinary Office, Directorate General for Health and Consumers, European Commission, Dublin
  • Mary FlynnChief Specialist in Public Health Nutrition, Food Safety Authority (Ireland)
  • William DickeyConsultant, Western Health & Social Services Trust
  • Sumantra Ray, NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition & Health