Professor Helene McNulty

Professor of Nutritional Science

School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Coleraine campus
+44 28 7012 4583
Room W2097
Cromore Road
Co. Londonderry
BT52 1SA
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Helene McNulty graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a BSc Hons Human Nutrition and from Ulster University with a PhD in Nutrition where she is currently Director of the Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE) and Professor of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.

Her research at the Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE) is focused on Folate and B vitamins. The purpose of Helene’s research is to provide a greater understanding of B vitamin-related health issues, to achieve tangible impact to facilitate related food and health policy aimed at disease prevention, and to drive innovation activities.

A recent priority for Helene’s research team involves a novel gene-nutrient interaction within one-carbon metabolism (i.e. MTHFR genotype-riboflavin) and its role in blood pressure.

To date Helene has published >120 journal articles and 10 book chapters; publications which reflect internationally recognised research, in journals including (but extending beyond) her discipline of nutrition. Helene has also generated grant income for nutrition research at Ulster University amounting to over £13 (€15) million from 70 grant awards.

Helene is currently a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, Co-Chair of the Executive Committee, 13th FENS European Nutrition Conference, Dublin [October 2019] and Member of the European Advisory Board for Nestlé Nutrition Institute: Infant & Toddler Nutrition

Research Interests

  • B-vitamins
  • Folate

Teaching Interests

  • Diet Therapy
  • Nutritional Biochemistry

Administrative Roles

  • Course Director, MSc in Human Nutrition / MSc Dietetics

Research publications

Showing 1 to 10 of 127 publications
To view all publications please visit Ulster University Institutional Repository (UIR)