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    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

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Dr Maeve Kerr graduated from Ulster University with a BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition (1998-2002), followed by a PhD in Nutrition (2002-2006).  Maeve worked as a Research Associate within the Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE) on a range of externally funded research projects (2006-2014), before taking up her current post as Lecturer in Food Regulatory Affairs within the School of Biomedical Sciences, in 2014.   Maeve’s research interests are in obesity, food and health with a particular focus on the effects of portion size on food and energy intake; dietary guidance for young children, and B vitamins in women’s health. Maeve’s teaching responsibilities include: International food regulatory affairs; nutrition through the life cycle; health promotion, nutrition education and public health nutrition, and dietary assessment and food habits. Maeve is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), member of the Nutrition Society and Liaison Representative for the Nutrition Society and the Association for Nutrition (AfN).


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 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, B vitamin status in healthy populations: relationship with body mass index and possible implications for risk of neural tube defects

1 Sept 20021 Jul 2006

Award Date: 15 Nov 2018


Sept 1998Jul 2002

Award Date: 1 Jul 2002


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