Dr Thomas Hill
Senior Lecturer in Nutrition

  • Email: tom.hill@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5071
  • Address: Agriculture Building
    Newcastle University
    NE1 7RU



Ph.D (Vitamin D and bone health) and B.Sc (Nutritional Science) Cork

Postgraduate certificate in Teaching and Learning

Registered Nutritionist (Association for Nutrition: Registration number RN1041)


Previous positions

Research Associate, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork, Ireland (January 2005 – June 2011)



 Research interests

  • Nutrition in older age
  • Nutrition and musculoskeletal function
  • Vitamin D in health


Editorial activity


Nutrition Research Reviews

British Journal of Nutrition

Journal of Nutritional Science


Current projects


DANONE Provide study (Industry): Nutritional supplementation and physical function in older adults

Newcastle 85+ study: Nutrition and health in the Newcastle 85+ prospective cohort study

PROHealth: EU FP7 project:  (Co-ordinator- Prof Ilias Kyriazakis) Sustainable pig and poultry production.  WP3: Diet:genotype interactions 


Current PhD students:

Simon Bowles:  The effect of age on vitamin D metabolism (co-supervised with Prof Richard Eastell- Sheffield) 

Azizah Mat Hussin: Vitamin D and endothelial function (co-supervised with Dr Mario Siervo and Prof John Mathers) 

Nuno Mendonca: Nutritional status in the very old and its assocation with morbidity and mortality: Analysis of the Newcastle 85+ prospective cohort study


Committee membership

National Dairy Council (UK): Expert Scientific Advisory Panel. 

Food Safety Authority of Ireland.  Public Health Nutrition sub-committee.


Recent conferences as speaker:

International Sports and Exercise Nutrition Conference, Northumbria University, UK:  Diet, exercise and bone health (December 2012)

Mega Evento Nutricao, Sao Paulo, Brazil: Vitamin D and musculoskeletal health in older age (October 2012)

Nutrition and Health: An update. Belfast Northern Ireland: Nutrition, exercise and bone health (March 2012) 



Degree Programme Director:  Food Marketing and Nutrition (DB64)

Undergraduate Learning and Teaching committee 

Teaching within the undergraduate and postgraduate 'Food' programmes at Newcastle University

  • ACE1051 (Nutrition, Society and Ethics- Module Leader)
  • ACE1052 (Physiology for Nutrition)
  • ACE2055 (Nutrition and Metabolism- Module Leader)
  • ACE3083 (Advanced Nutrient Metabolism and Requirements- Module Leader)
  • ACE3053 (Nutrition and Disease)
  • ACE3084 (Integrating Food and Human Nutrition- Module Leader)
  • ACE3062 (Sports and Exercise Nutrition) 
  • ACE3090 (Research project- Supervisor) 
  • ACE8105: Human Nutrition (MSc)  Module Leader 

 External Examining roles:

  • University of Surrey (BSc- Nutrition and MSc- Nutrition) 2014-