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    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

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Alison Yeates is a Research Fellow in Nutritional Biochemistry within the School of Biomedical Sciences. She graduated with BSc Hons Human Nutrition with Diploma in Industrial Studies and received both a Masters in Research and PhD, in the area of human nutrition, from Ulster University.

Within the Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE), Alison leads all research activities of the Seychelles Child Development Study (SCDS); an international consortium studying the impact of toxicants and nutrients from fish consumption during pregnancy on child development. The SCDS is a partnership with the University of Rochester, USA, the Ministry of Health in the Republic of Seychelles and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. This research program has, to date, attracted significant external funding (over £1.5 million) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), European 6th Framework Programme and Swedish Research Council.

Alison has vast experience in the biochemical analysis of nutritional biomarkers, dietary analysis and in conducting nutrition intervention studies. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and contributes to teaching and learning activities within the School of Biomedical Sciences.

Research Interests

Nutrition during pregnancy

Risks and benefits of fish consumption for child development

Nutritional contribution of red meat and cow’s milk to human health

Specific interests in n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids,  iodine and selenium for human health

Nutritional modulation of the immune system.


External positions

Visiting Research Fellow, University of Reading

12 Oct 201731 Oct 2020


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