• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 1086 Citations
  • 18 h-Index

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Dr Leane Hoey graduated from Ulster University with a BSc (Hons) Consumer Studies, followed by a MSc and a PhD in Human Nutrition.  Leane worked as a Researcher in the area of B-vitamins, within the Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE) on a range of externally funded research projects between 2002-2013. She is currently a Lecturer in Human Nutrition within the School of Biomedical Sciences at Ulster University.

Leane’s research interest is focussed on B-vitamins involved in one-carbon metabolism and their effect on health outcomes, predominantly in older adults. Of note, she was involved in the co-ordination of the TUDA study (the Trinity, Ulster Department of Agriculture Aging Cohort study); a large study conducted on the island of Ireland on gene-nutrient interactions and diseases of aging. She is also interested in food fortification with B-vitamins.

Leane’s teaching interests include nutrition and health claims, food choice and consumer behaviour, nutrition through the lifecycle and dietary assessment. Leane is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and member of the Nutrition Society.


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Research Output

  • 1086 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
  • 34 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Chapter

Riboflavin is an important determinant of vitamin B-6 status in healthy adults

Jungert, A., McNulty, H., Hoey, L., Ward, M., Strain, S., Hughes, C., McAnena, LB., Neuhäuser-Berthold, M. & Pentieva, K., 6 Jul 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : The Journal of nutrition. 26 p.

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  • Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    39 Downloads (Pure)

    B-vitamins in Relation to Depression in Older Adults Over 60 Years of Age: The Trinity Ulster Department of Agriculture (TUDA) Cohort Study

    Moore, K., Hughes, C., Hoey, L., Ward, M., Cunningham, C., Molloy, A. M., Strain, S., McCarroll, K., Casey, M., Tracey, F., Laird, E., O'Kane, M. & McNulty, H., 1 May 2019, In : Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 20, 5, p. 551-557

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    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    18 Downloads (Pure)

    Hyperglycemia and metformin use are associated with B-vitamin deficiency and cognitive dysfunction in older adults

    Porter, K., Ward, M., Hughes, C., O'Kane, M., Hoey, L., McCann, A., Molloy, A. M., Cunningham, C., Casey, M., Tracey, F., Strain, S., McCarroll, K., Laird, E., Gallagher, A. M. & McNulty, H., 1 Oct 2019, In : The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 104, 10, p. 4837-4847 11 p.

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    Open Access
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    39 Downloads (Pure)

    Diet, nutrition and the ageing brain: current evidence and new directions

    Moore, K., Hughes, C., Ward, M., Hoey, L. & McNulty, H., 31 May 2018, In : PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY. 77, 2, p. 152-163

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  • 35 Citations (Scopus)
    15 Downloads (Pure)


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    A Strategic NICHE Research Collaboration Meeting

    William Snelling (Organiser), Helene Mc Nulty (Participant), James Dooley (Participant), Nigel Ternan (Participant), Leane Hoey (Participant), Catherine Hughes (Participant), Paul Cotter (Participant), Roy Sleator (Participant)
    2 Mar 2020

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    B-vitamins and the ageing brain: human studies incorporating novel technologies

    Author: Moore, K., May 2018

    Supervisor: Mc Nulty, H. (Supervisor), Hughes, C. (Supervisor), Hoey, L. (Supervisor) & Ward, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis