Dr Caomhan Logue

Senior Lecturer in Dietetics

School of Biomedical Sciences

Coleraine campus

Room W2064,
Cromore Road,
Co. Londonderry,
BT52 1SA,

Biomedical Sciences Research

Senior Lecturer in Dietetics

Dr Caomhan Logue


Caomhan is a Lecturer in Dietetics within the School of Biomedical Sciences (SoBMS) at the Coleraine campus of Ulster University. He was awarded a PhD in Human Nutrition in 2016 having previously graduated from Ulster University with a BSc (Hons) Dietetics (2012) and BA (Hons) Irish History and Politics (2001).

Having worked in various roles within the Northern Ireland Civil Service (2001 – 2007), a passion for nutrition and health led to a change of career in 2008 and Caomhan graduated with a BSc Hons Dietetics (1st Class Honours) in 2012, winning the prestigious Complete Nutrition Student of the Year award in his final year. He has been registered as a dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council since 2012 and worked as a clinical dietitian at the South West Acute Hospital within the Western Health and Social Care Trust before returning to undertake a PhD at Ulster.

Combining his expertise in dietetics with analytical biochemistry, Caomhan completed his PhD as part of an international collaboration between Ulster University and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in the Netherlands. His PhD project focused on developing a novel biomarker approach to assessing exposure to low-calorie sweeteners leading to numerous opportunities to disseminate his findings and present on the topic of sweeteners and health to fellow researchers, clinical practitioners, and policymakers nationally and internationally.

Caomhan, who is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, became Course Director of the BSc (Hons) Dietetics programme at the Coleraine campus in 2018.

His teaching interests include:

  • Assessment of Nutrition Status
  • Nutrition support
  • Inter-professional education

Caomhan’s research interests primarily lie in the wider area of obesity and related metabolic disorders with specific interests within this that include:

  • Low-calorie sweeteners (exposure and impact on health)
  • Health inequalities
  • Portion control
  • Technology-enhanced health interventions

Professional activities/Leadership roles

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA)
  • Member of the Higher Education Institute sub-group of BDA
  • Committee member of the Northern Ireland Branch of BDA
  • Member of the European Nutrition Leadership Platform (ENLP) Network
  • Committee member of the Nutrition Society Irish Section
  • Committee member of the Nutrition Society (UK) Strategic Communications group
  • Athena Swan Champion for the SoBMS
  • Co-Chair of the Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum
  • Member of the SoBMS Research Ethics Filter Committee
  • SoBMS representative on the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences Student Wellbeing, Belonging and Resilience group
  • Associate member of the Association for Learning Technology
  • Reviewer for the George Moore Scholarship Programme