• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

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Dr McSorley is currently a Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition within the School of Biomedical Sciences and is the Associate Director of Research within the Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food & Health (NICHE). She is the Postgraduate Tutor for PhD researchers (n=120) based within the Institute of Biomedical Sciences. 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’ 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, pregnancy health and child development.

Teaching Interests

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

Administrative Roles

Postgradute Tutor for PhD Researchers based within the Institute of Biomedical Sciences

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

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 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

External positions

Member of the Sub-Committee for Public Health Nutrition, Food Safety Authority of Ireland

1 Nov 2016 → …

Committee Member of the Ulster Immunology Group


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