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  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 177 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
20002019

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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Amy Burns graduated with a BSc in Nutritional Sciences at University College Cork before completing a PhD in biomedical sciences at Ulster University in 2001.In 2001 Amy joined the Ulster Business School and is now Course Director for the BSc Consumer Management and Food Innovation programme and Director of the Food and Consumer Testing Suite (FACTS). She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.Amy has considerable experience of working with private companies in Northern Ireland, other parts of the UK and the Republic of Ireland, and has made use of Invest NI and Enterprise Ireland funding to conduct research which has enabled Ireland-based companies to make improvements in production, promotion, market estimation and sales.Her particular areas of expertise include product innovation and new product development, nutritional evaluation, the sensory evaluation of food and drink products and both quantitative and qualitative research methods. She has published in a variety of prestigious peer-reviewed scientific journals, and has published a monograph entitled Controlling Appetite in 2009.Amy is one of 10 members of the Sensory Network Ireland Group that is promoting integration and ensuring sustainability for all sensory science activities on the island of Ireland and abroad.Recent research grants in the area of food include an investigation into the balance of healthy versus less healthy food promotions among Northern Ireland food retailers (Food Standards Agency) and the balance of healthy versus less-healthy food promotions among Republic of Ireland food retailers (safefood).

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Research Output

  • 177 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 10 Conference contribution
  • 10 Article
  • 5 Commissioned report
  • 2 Chapter

What’s on offer? The types of food and drink on price promotion in retail outlets in the Republic of Ireland

Furey, S., McLaughlin, C., Hollywood, L. E., Burns, A., McMahon-Beattie, U., Price, RK., Humphreys, P., McCarthy, M., Collins, A., Raats, M., Tatlow-Golden, M., Dean, M. & Murrin, C., 17 Jan 2019, Cork: Safefood. 94 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Let’s talk promotional offers: shoppers discourse on the influence of offers available in grocery stores.

    Hollywood, L. E., McLaughlin, C., Furey, S., McMahon-Beattie, U., Burns, A. & Price, RK., Jul 2018, EIRASS conference, Madeira, 16 – 19th July 2018. Madeira, 7 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • An investigation into the prevalence and people’s experience of ‘food poverty’ within a region of Northern Ireland: Secondary analysis of local authority data

    Furey, S., McLaughlin, C., Burns, A., Hollywood, L. & Mahon, P., 22 Feb 2017, (Accepted/In press) Unknown Host Publication. International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 1 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Consumers’ promotional buying decisions around healthy food: An application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour

    McLaughlin, C., Furey, S., Hollywood, L., McMahon-Beattie, U., Burns, A., Price, R. K., Humphreys, P., Dean, M., Raats, M., McCarthy, M., Collins, A., Tatlow-Golden, M. & Murrin, C., 22 Feb 2017, (Accepted/In press) Unknown Host Publication. International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 1 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • HEALTHY FOOD ENVIRONMENTS: ASSESSING THE HEALTHINESS OF FOOD RETAIL PROMOTIONAL OFFERS

    Hollywood, L. E., Furey, S., McMahon-Beattie, U., Burns, A. & Price, RK., 23 Nov 2017, International Research Conference on Business Management (IRCBM). 3 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Prizes

    An Exhibition: Our Food. Cooking and recipes of Ulster. Then and Now.

    Amy Burns (Recipient), Sinéad Furey (Recipient), Dawn McDowell (Recipient), Harriet Purkis (Recipient) & Clare Carruthers (Recipient), 20 Jan 2019

    Prize: Honorary award

    Irish Times Education Awards

    Amy Burns (Recipient) & L.E. Hollywood (Recipient), 21 Feb 2019

    Prize

  • Activities

    • 3 Visiting an external academic institution
    • 2 Invited talk
    • 1 Membership of network

    Understanding Sensory Science

    Amy Burns (Speaker)
    24 Jun 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Making sense form your senses

    Amy Burns (Speaker)
    11 Jan 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Waterford Institute of Technology

    Amy Burns (Visiting researcher)
    1 Dec 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

    Coleraine Borough Council (External organisation)

    Amy Burns (Chair)
    1 Aug 2015

    Activity: MembershipMembership of network

    University of Malta

    Amy Burns (Visiting researcher)
    1 May 2014

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

    Press / Media

    On the hunt for NI locavores at Balmoral

    Lynsey Elizabeth Hollywood & Amy Burns

    9/05/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Food Innovation

    Amy Burns

    11/12/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    Food Product Development

    Amy Burns

    5/12/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    Food Innovation

    Amy Burns

    22/11/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research