• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

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Alyson Hill is a registered dietitian and is a senior lecturer in Dietetics at Ulster University. Having graduated from Queen Margaret University Edinburgh with a BSc Dietetics. She worked as a clinical dietitian specialising in the education and management of patients with diabetes. She continues to maintain clinical expertise by providing regular dietetics cover to diabetic clinics. She gained her PhD in 2005 at Ulster University, which was completed on dietary assessment studies in pregnant women with and without diabetes in the Belfast Hyperglycaemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome Study (HAPO) and Diabetes and Preeclampsia Intervention trial.  Her research at the Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE) is focused on the role of diet and nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease, also structured education to enhance diabetes care. She is the Principle Investigator for an RCT investigating barriers to commencing insulin in people with type 2 diabetes. Recenty she has become involved with school based interventions to influence dietary behaviours in teenagers

Dr Hill holds a number of key professional positions both nationally and internationally, including British Dietetic Association Professional Practice Board, European Federation of the Association of Dietitians: European Specialist Dietetic network for diabetes, representing  dietitians at an International level in the area of diabetes. She has over 13 years teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate level and is the course director for the MSc Dietetics and also MSc Human Nutrition programmes at Ulster.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Nutrition

Award Date: 16 Dec 2005

Master, Nutrition

Award Date: 16 Dec 1996

Bachelor, Dietetics, Queen Margaret University

Award Date: 23 Jun 1989


  • RZ Other systems of medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Dietetics


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