• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

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Dr Chris Gill holds a PhD from Ulster University (2000). He is Senior lecturer (2014) in nutrition at Ulster University and thematic leader for “Phytochemicals and gut microbiota in health and diseases” within the Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health (NICHE).His research focuses on the influence of diet on cancer risk investigated through in vitro, animal and human models. Dr Gill has published 30+ research papers, six book chapters and one patent.He is Co-investigator on the JPI/BBSRC funded VALID: valerolactones and healthy ageing: linking dietary factors, nutrient biomarkers, metabolic status and inflammation with cognition in older adults BB/P028225/1, and was work-package leader on two EU projects focusing on diet and health properties seaweed. HYFFI (2008-2011). Hydrocolloid derivatives as functional food ingredients (FP 7-SME-2007-1- 222470. and SWAFAX (2010-2013). Seaweed derived anti-inflammatory agents and antioxidants. (FP7-SME-2010-1- 262519).Dr Gill has acted as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Nordforsk National Centres of Excellence programme (2008-2013) and is a member of the Danish Peer Review College since 2008. An expert panel member for The Swedish Research Council FORMAS (2016-2018) and The Research Council of Norway (2017-2018). He is also an editor for the European Journal of Nutrition (2014) and a  recipient of the Ulster University Distinguished Research Fellowship (2015).

Research InterestsHuman digestiondietary phytochemicals (Terrestrial/Marine)pre/probioticsthe role of colonic microbiota on gut health.Teaching InterestsGastrointestinal tract EpidemiologyResearch methodologiesAdministrative RolesCourse Director (MSc) Food & Nutrition ProgrammeModule co-ordinator for a range of nutrition modules.

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 14 - Life Below Water


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