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Dr Hilda Mulrooney

Senior Lecturer in Nutrition


I am a registered dietitian and nutritionist, and course director for the BSc Nutrition (Exercise & Health) degree. I studied in my native Ireland and at Southampton University. I have previously worked as a dietitian in the NHS in hospitals, the community and most recently as a public health dietitian. I am interested in public health, the role of diet and health and disease and the role of healthcare practitioners in supporting change in others. I am an active member of my professional organisation the British Dietetic Association, and a committee member of their specialist Obesity Group, having held a number of committee positions within the group over the last ten years. I am also an active committee member of the European Specialist Dietitians Network (Obesity).

Areas of specialism

  • Weight management
  • Behaviour change
  • Public health


  • PhD
  • BSc (Hons) Nutrition
  • Dip Diet
  • PGCE

Professional membership

I am a registered dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council and a member of both the Nutrition Society and Association for the Study of Obesity. I am a member of the British Dietetic Association and for more than 10 years now have been an active committee member within their Obesity Group, holding a variety of positions. I am a committee member of the Royal College of Physicians Advisory Group on Weight & Health. I am also an active committee member of the European Specialist Dietitians Network (Obesity), part of the European Federation of Associations of Dietitians.


I have developed a number of research interests over the years both within nutrition and teaching/education. I am interested in the different approaches to weight management taken across Europe, the health implications of different types of diets and in different aspects of weight management including which prediction equations should be used for measuring obesity. I am also interested in food choices, why people eat what they do and the food environment impact on food choices.

Within pedagogy, my interests are evolving but include motivation to learn, perceptions of quality of higher education and transition to higher education.


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Karras, Spyridon N., Koufakis, Theocharis, Petroczi, Andrea, Folkerts, Dirk, Kypraiou, Maria, Mulrooney, Hilda, Naughton, Declan P., Persynaki, Angeliki, Zebekakis, Pantelis, Skoutas, Dimitrios and Kotsa, Kalliopi (2019) Christian Orthodox fasting in practice : a comparative evaluation between Greek Orthodox general population fasters and Athonian monks. Nutrition, 59, pp. 69-76. ISSN (print) 0899-9007

Dicker, R, Garcia, M, Kelly, A and Mulrooney, H (2018) What does 'quality' in higher education mean? Perceptions of staff, students and employers. Studies in Higher Education, ISSN (print) 0307-5079 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Karras, Spyridon N., Persynaki, Angeliki, Petroczi, Andrea, Barkans, Ella, Mulrooney, Hilda, Kypraiou, Maria, Tzotzas, Themistoklis, Tziomalos, Konstantinos, Kotsa, Kalliopi, Tsioudas, Athanasios A., Pichard, Claude and Naughton, Declan P. (2017) Health benefits and consequences of the Eastern Orthodox fasting in monks of Mount Athos : a cross-sectional study. European Journal Of Clinical Nutrition, 71(6), pp. 743-749. ISSN (print) 0954-3007

Madden, A. M., Mulrooney, H. M. and Shah, S. (2016) Estimation of energy expenditure using prediction equations in overweight and obese adults : a systematic review. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 29(4), pp. 458-476. ISSN (print) 0952-3871

Mulrooney, HM and Bell, J (2016) Does the food retail environment reflect UK public health recommendations for healthy eating? Public Health, 134, pp. 114-116. ISSN (print) 0033-3506

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