Professor Human Nutrition & Dietetics,
Director of Nutrition Research
Professor of Human Nutrition & Dietetics
School of Biomedical Sciences, Ulster University
Professor Helene McNulty PhD RD is Director of the Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE) a centre of excellence for nutrition research at at Ulster University, Coleraine, Northern Ireland.
Having graduated from Trinity College Dublin (BSc and PhD in Nutrition) and Dublin Institute of Technology (Diploma in Dietetics), Helene joined Ulster University in 1992 and was promoted to Professor of Human Nutrition & Dietetics, in 2001.She is an elected Member of the Royal Irish Academy (since 2008), Fellow of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (since 2017), and was co-Chair of the 13th FENS European Nutrition Conference (Dublin, Oct 2019).
Helene’s research programme aims to provide greater understanding of nutrition-related health issues and achieve impacts in food and health policy. She has particular expertise in B vitamins research and has published extensively in this field, building impacts in early life and ageing nutrition and frequently delivering keynote presentations at scientific conferences worldwide.
Helene is actively involved in teaching at BSc and MSc levels and programme administration in Food, Nutrition & Dietetics, and has supervised 30 PhD students to date.