• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 1989 Citations
  • 24 h-Index
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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.

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Research Output 2002 2019

  • 1989 Citations
  • 24 h-Index
  • 45 Article
  • 1 Conference article
  • 1 Review article
  • 1 Working paper

Antioxidant and antigenotoxic activities of Ginkgo biloba L. leaf extract are retained after in vitro gastrointestinal digestive conditions

Oliveira, D., Latimer, C., Parpot, P., Gill, C. IR. & Oliveira, R., 5 Feb 2019, In : European Journal of Nutrition. p. 1-12

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ginkgo biloba
In Vitro Techniques

Digestion and Colonic Fermentation of Raw and Cooked Opuntia ficus-indica Cladodes Impacts Bioaccessibility and Bioactivity

De Santiago, E., Gill, C. IR., Carafa, I., Tuohy, K., De Peña, M. P. & Cid, C., 6 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 67, 9, p. 2490-2499 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Opuntia ficus-indica
2 Citations (Scopus)

Herbal medicinal products or preparations for neuropathic pain

Boyd, A., Bleakley, C., Hurley, D. A., Gill, C., Hannon-Fletcher, M., Bell, P. & McDonough, S., 2 Apr 2019, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2019, 4, CD010528.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Myristica fragrans
Diabetic Neuropathies
5 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of a polyphenol-rich extract from the brown algae Ascophyllum nodosum on DNA damage and antioxidant activity in an overweight/obese population: a randomised controlled trial.

Baldrick, FR., McFadden, K., Ibars, M., Sung, C., Moffat, T., Megarry, K., Thomas, K., Mitchell, P., WALLACE, JULIE., Pourshahidi, L. K., Ternan, N. G., Corona, G., Spencer, J., Yahoob, P., Hotchkiss, S., Campbell, R., Moreno-Rojas, J. M., Cuevas, F. J., Pereira-Caro, G., Rowland, I. & 1 othersGill, C. IR., 12 Oct 2018, In : American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 108, 4, p. 688-700

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
DNA Damage

Increased sporulation underpins adaptation of Clostridium difficile strain 630 to a biologically–relevant faecal environment, with implications for pathogenicity

Ternan, N. G., Moore, N., Smyth, D., McDougall, G., Allwood, J. W., Verrall, S., Gill, C. IR., Dooley, J. & McMullan, G., 12 Nov 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Clostridium difficile
RNA Sequence Analysis


Assessment of novel disinfection technologies, and bacterial contamination in the healthcare setting.

Author: Murray, J., Feb 2019

Supervisor: Gill, C. I. (Supervisor) & Ternan, N. G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis