• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 96 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
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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.

Education/Academic qualification



Bachelor, Queen Margaret University


  • RZ Other systems of medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Dietetics

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Research Output 2012 2019

  • 96 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 8 Article
  • 1 Review article

Structured diabetes education outcomes – looking beyond HbA1c: A systematic review

McCay, D., Hill, A. J., Coates, V., O'Kane, M. & McGuigan, K., 10 Jun 2019, In : Practical Diabetes International. 36, 3, p. 86-90 5 p., PDINTL-18-038.R1 .

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Self Care
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
33 Citations (Scopus)

Diabetes UK evidence-based nutrition guidelines for the prevention and management of diabetes

Dyson, P. A., Twenefour, D., Breen, C., Duncan, A., Elvin, E., Goff, L., Hill, A., Kalsi, P., Marsland, N., McCardle, P., Mellor, D., Oliver, L. & Watson, K., 16 Apr 2018, In : Diabetic medicine. 35, 5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Nutrition Policy
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Non-Nutritive Sweeteners
1 Citation (Scopus)

Maternal vitamin D and markers of glycaemia during pregnancy in the Belfast centre of the Hyperglycaemia and adverse pregnancy outcome

Casey, C., McGinty, A., Holmes, VA., Hill, A., Patterson, CC., Young, IS. & McCance, DR., 2 May 2018, In : Diabetic medicine. 35, 7, p. 972-979 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Pregnancy Outcome
Vitamin D

Development and Application of the Motivation to Eat Healthy and Exercise During Pregnancy (MEEP Scale)

Sinclair, M. ., Stockdale, D., Liddle, D. & Hill, AJ., 2 Sep 2016, One, 1, p. 001-006

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Urban Population
Rural Population

The Weigh to a Healthy Pregnancy: Evaluation of a Regional WeightManagement Programme for Obese Pregnant Women

Sinclair, M., Murphy, MH., Hill, A. & Bunting, B., 27 Oct 2016, In : Biology and Medicine. 8, 7, p. 1-6 6 p., Volume 8, Issue 7 .

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Pregnant Women
Body Mass Index
Northern Ireland
Health Care Costs