• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 2343 Citations
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1993 …2020

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Alison Gallagher is currently Head of Doctoral College (Coleraine/Magee) at Ulster University. With over 90 peer-reviewed publications, 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).

After completing her BSc Hons Human Nutrition and PhD at Ulster, Alison worked as a Research Fellow (University of Strathclyde) then as Research Officer (Northern Ireland Young Hearts Project) before returning to Ulster as a 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 recently Chaired 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 Northern Ireland Chest Heart Stroke Scientific Research Committee, the Scientific Advisory Panel on Sweeteners supported by the International Sweeteners Association (ISA) and the Editorial Advisory Board of the Nutrition Bulletin.

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A novel urinary biomarker approach reveals widespread exposure to multiple low-calorie sweeteners in adults: LCS exposure in adults via a biomarker approach

Logue, C., Gallagher, A. M., Strain, S., Dowey, L., Verhagen, H., Kapsokefalou, M. & Athanasatou, A., 5 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Nutrition.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Expert consensus on low-calorie sweeteners: facts, research gaps and suggested actions

    Ashwell, M., Gibson, S., Bellisle, F., Buttriss, J., Drewnowski, A., Fantino, M., Gallagher, A. M., de Graaf, K., Goscinny, S., Hardman, C., Laviada-Molina, H., Lopez-Garcia, R., Magnusin, B., Mellor, D., Rogers, P. J., Rowland, I., Russell, W., Sievenpiper, J. L. & la Vecchia, C., 30 Jun 2020, In : Nutrition Research Reviews. 33, 1, p. 145-154 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)

    Introduction to Human Nutrition: The Nutrition Society Textbook Seried

    Lanham-New, S. A., Hill, T. R., Gallagher, A. M. & Vorster, H. H., Jan 2020, 471 p. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

    Research output: Other contribution

    Physical activity: concepts, assessment methods and public health considerations

    Carlin, A., Murphy, M. H. & Gallagher, A. M., Jan 2020, Introduction to Human Nutrition: The Nutrition Society Textbook Series. Lanham-New, S. A., Hill, T. R., Gallagher, A. M. & Vorster, H. H. (eds.). 3 ed. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd, p. 352-366 (The Nutrition Society Textbook Series).

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