• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 2043 Citations
  • 24 h-Index
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Dr McSorley is currently a Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition within the School of Biomedical Sciences and is the Associated Director of Research within the  Northern Ireland Centre for Food & Health (NICHE). She received her PhD from Ulster University in the area of nutrition, biochemistry and immunology specialising in omega 3 fatty acids and the autoimmune condition systemic lupus erythematosus. Dr McSorley has a BSc in Biomedical Sciences and is a registered Medical Laboratory Scientist.

Dr McSorley currently leads the research subgroup ‘Nutritional immunology in health and disease’ and contributes significantly to the ‘Marine bioactives in health and disease’ and ‘Nutrition, toxicology and child development’ subgroups. Emeir is a recipient of the Ulster University Distinguished Research Fellowship (2014) and the Ulster University Students Union Inspirational Teacher Award (2015). Dr McSorley's research interests are focused on understanding the influence of diet on aspects on cell function and human health, in particular the effects of vitamin D and n-3 PUFAs in relation to inflammation and immunity, sports performance, bone health, cancer and pregnancy. Dr McSorley is actively involved in marine functional food research focused on the development of marine bioactives for incorporation into functional foods. She is also a core member of the Seychelles Child Development Study investigating the risk benefits of consuming fish during pregnancy.

Teaching Interests

Immunology; Biochemistry; Nutrition Through the Lifecycle; Research Design and Statistics;

Administrative Roles

Placement tutor for BSc Human Nutrition and BSc Food & Nutrition

Member of the Faculty Committee for Employment and Engagement

Edge Champion for School of Biomedical Science

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Research Output 2001 2020

  • 2043 Citations
  • 24 h-Index
  • 94 Article
  • 5 Conference contribution
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Chapter

Associations between maternal inflammation during pregnancy and infant birth outcomes in the Seychelles Child Development Study: Maternal inflammation and birth outcomes

Yeates, A. J., McSorley, E. M., Mulhern, M. S., Spence, T., Crowe, W., Grzesik, K., Thurston, S., Watson, G., Myers, G., Davidson, P., Shamlaye, C., Edwin, V. W. & Strain, S., 23 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Reproductive Immunology. 137, 6 p., 102623.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor D
Child Development
1 Citation (Scopus)

Associations of blood mercury and fatty acid concentrations with blood mitochondrial DNA copy number in the Seychelles Child Development Nutrition Study

Xu, Y., Wahlberg, K., Love, T. M., Watson, G. E., Yeates, A. J., Mulhern, M. S., Mc Sorley, E. M., Strain, JJ., Davidson, P. W., Shamlaye, C. F., Rand, M. D., Myers, G. J., van Wijngaarden, E. & Broberg, K., 1 Mar 2019, In : Environment International. 124, p. 278-283 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
child development
mitochondrial DNA
fatty acid
Open Access
Short-Term Memory
Reaction Time
Control Groups
3 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Human Activities
1 Citation (Scopus)

Maternal immune markers during pregnancy and child neurodevelopmental outcomes at age 20 months in the Seychelles Child Development Study

Irwin, J. L., McSorley, E. M., Yeates, A. J., Mulhern, M. S., Strain, J. J., Watson, G. E., Grzesik, K., Thurston, S. W., Love, T. M., Smith, T. H., Broberg, K., Shamlaye, C. F., Myers, G. J., Davidson, P. W. & van Wijngaarden, E., 15 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Neuroimmunology. 335, 577023.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Development


Factors influencing the biological status of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA): : The role of diet and fatty acid desaturase (FADS) genes

Author: Conway, M., Jun 2019

Supervisor: McSorley, E. M. (Supervisor), Mulhern, M. S. (Supervisor), Yeates, A. J. (Supervisor) & Strain, S. J. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis