Professor Alison Gallagher
Head of the Doctoral College (Coleraine/Magee)
- Ulster University Doctoral College
- Research Institute
- Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
- Coleraine campus
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Professor Alison Gallagher is currently Head of Doctoral College (Coleraine/Magee) at Ulster University.
With over 75 peer-reviewed publications (h-index of 29 and 3479 total citations), Alison contributes to the research conducted within the Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE) at Ulster. Her research interests resonate within the area of obesity and include development of risk factors for disease, low-energy/non-nutritive sweeteners and their potential impact on health, physical activity and health (including implementation of lifestyle interventions at key stages across the lifecycle). She also has a long-standing research interest in the effects of plants and plant components, particularly relating to glycaemic control and health.
After completing her BSc Hons Human Nutrition and PhD at Ulster, Alison worked as Research Fellow (University of Strathclyde) then Research Officer (Northern Ireland Young Hearts Project) before returning to Ulster as Lecturer in 1999; being promoted to Senior Lecturer and subsequently Professor of Public Health Nutrition. A Registered Nutritionist (Public Health), she was the first Fellow of the Association of Nutrition (FAfN) on the island of Ireland. An active member of the Nutrition Society, she is currently Chairs the Scientific Committee for the Federation of Nutritional Sciences (FENS) 13th European Nutrition Conference (www.fens2019.org). She is a passionate advocate for the European Nutrition Leadership Platform (ENLP), having participated in the ENLP seminar in 1997 and being involved with this international leadership programme ever since, and is the current Chair/President of the ENLP Board (www.enlp.eu.com). She is also a member of NICHS’s Scientific Research Committee and the ISA Scientific Advisory Panel.
- Obesity and development of risk factors for disease
- Sweeteners and energy balance
- Physical activity and health (including implementation of lifestyle interventions at key stages across the lifecycle)
- Health effects of plants and plant components.
- Head of Doctoral College (Coleraine/Magee)
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- Understanding pre-, peri-, and post-menopausal women's intentions to perform muscle strengthening activities using the Theory of Planned BehaviourMaturitasDate: (2018)
- A Qualitative Investigation of Physical Activity Compensation Among Older AdultsBritish Journal of Health PsychologyDate: (2018)
- Effects of a peer-led Walking In ScHools intervention (the WISH study) on physical activity levels of adolescent girlsTrialsDate: (2018)
- Application of Liquid Chromatography−Tandem Mass SpectrometryTo Determine Urinary Concentrations of Five Commonly Used Low-Calorie Sweeteners: A Novel Biomarker Approach for Assessing Recent Intakes?Date: (2017)
- High prevalence of dehydration and inadequate nutritional knowledge among university and club level athletes.International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise MetabolismDate: (2017)
- An Online Survey on Consumer Knowledge and Understanding of Added SugarsNutrientsDate: (2017)
- Do Interventions to Increase Walking Work? A Systematic Review of Interventions in Children and AdolescentsSports MedicineDate: (2016)
- The potential application of a biomarker approach for the investigation of low-calorie sweetener exposureProceedings of the Nutrition SocietyDate: (2016)
- Motives and Barriers to Physical Activity Among Older Adults of Different Socio-Economic Status.Journal of Aging and Physical ActivityDate: (2016)
- Current influences and approaches to promote future physical activity in 11–13 year olds: a focus group studyBMC Public HealthDate: (2015)