• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 762 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
20082020

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Personal profile

Biography

Kirsty graduated from Ulster University with a BSc Hons (first class) Human Nutrition, followed by a PhD in Nutrition.  She worked as a Research Associate within the Nutrition team at Ulster on a range of externally funded research projects (2011-2014), before being promoted to Research Fellow in July 2014.  Kirsty also acted as Lecturer in Food Science within the School of Biomedical Sciences (maternity cover, 2015).

Her research at the Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE) is focused on agri-food nutrition and consumer innovation, and she also has a particular interest in vitamin D requirements for health. She has supervised a number of PhDs to successful completion across these research areas.

Kirsty has experience of conducting controlled human intervention studies in different population and clinical groups Kirsty is author on more than 35 peer-reviewed publications investigating various aspects of agri-food nutrition and consumer innovation, food choice, vitamin D and health.  In 2014, Kirsty was the inaugural recipient of the Julie Wallace Medal Lecture awarded by the Nutrition Society in recognition of early stage scientific excellence in the field of nutrition.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD

Oct 2007Oct 2010

Bachelor, School of Biomedical Sciences

Sep 2003Jul 2007

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Research Output

  • 762 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
  • 79 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Conference article
  • A qualitative exploration of the shift work experience: the perceived effect on eating habits, lifestyle behaviours and psychosocial wellbeing

    Nea, F. M., Pourshahidi, L. K., Kearney, J. M., Livingstone, M. B. E., Bassul, C. & Corish, C. A., 13 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Public Health. online, p. 1-11

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
    74 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
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  • Cow milk consumption increases iodine status in women of childbearing age in a randomized controlled trial

    O'Kane, M., Pourshahidi, K., Mulhern, M. S., Strain, JJ., Mackle, E., Koca, D., Schomburg, L., Hill, S., O'Reilly, J., Kmiotek, D., Deitrich, C., Bath, S. C. & Yeates, A. J., 12 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Nutrition. 148, 3, p. 401-408

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Dietary patterns of university students in the UK: a cross-sectional study

    Sprake, EF., Russell, JM., Cecil, JE., Cooper, RJ., Grabowski, P., Pourshahidi, L. K. & Barker, ME., 5 Oct 2018, In : Nutrition Journal. 17, 90, p. 1-17 17 p.

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  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    120 Downloads (Pure)

    Prizes

  • Supporting Learning

    Kirsty Pourshahidi (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Other distinction

  • Supporting Learning with Technologies

    Kirsty Pourshahidi (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Other distinction

  • Activities

    • 3 Membership of network
    • 2 Membership of committee
    • 1 Membership of board

    Nutrition Society Irish Section (External organisation)

    Kirsty Pourshahidi (Member)
    2019

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

    NNEdPro’s Collaborators Network (External organisation)

    Kirsty Pourshahidi (Member)
    2019

    Activity: MembershipMembership of network

    Institute of Food Science & Technology (External organisation)

    Kirsty Pourshahidi (Member)
    2019

    Activity: MembershipMembership of network