Professor Helene McNulty
Professor of Nutritional Science
- School of Biomedical Sciences
- Research Institute
- Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
- Coleraine campus
- +44 28 7012 4583
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
- Diet Therapy
- Nutritional Biochemistry
- Course Director, MSc in Human Nutrition / MSc Dietetics
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To view all publications please visit Ulster University Institutional Repository (UIR)
- Gene-specific DNA methylation in newborns in response to folic acid supplementation during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy: epigenetic analysis from a randomized controlled trialThe American Journal of Clinical NutritionDate: (2018)
- Folic Acid Supplementation throughout pregnancy: psychological developmental benefits for childrenActa PaediatricaDate: (2018)
- Effect of Area-Level Socioeconomic Deprivation on Risk of Cognitive Dysfunction in Older AdultsJournal of the American Geriatrics SocietyDate: (2018)
- Diet, nutrition and the ageing brain: current evidence and new directionsProceedings of the Nutrition SocietyDate: (2018)
- Gene-specific DNA methylation in newborns in response to folic acid supplementation during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy: epigenetic analysis from a randomized controlled trialAmerican Journal of Clinical NutritionDate: (2017)
- Maternal vitamin D status and the relationship with neonatal anthropometric and childhood neurodevelopmental outcomes: Results from the Seychelles Child Development Nutrition StudyNutrientsDate: (2017)
- Riboflavin, MTHFR genotype and blood pressure: A personalized approach to prevention and treatment of hypertensionMolecular Aspects of MedicineDate: (2017)
- miR-199a-5p is a marker of blood pressure in premature cardiovascular disease patients homozygous for the MTHFR C677T polymorphism.Journal of Human HypertensionDate: (2017)
- Greater yogurt consumption is associated with increased bone mineral density and physical function in older adultsOsteoporosis InternationalDate: (2017)
- Ambient UVB Dose and Sun Enjoyment Are Important Predictors of Vitamin D Status in an Older PopulationThe Journal of NutritionDate: (2017)