Professor Paula Moynihan
Prof of Nutrition & Oral Health

Introduction

I am Director of the Centre for Oral Health Research and Professor of Nutrition and Oral Health.  I am Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Nutrition and Oral Health at Newcastle University. I am a Registered Public Health Nutritionist and a State Registered Dietitian.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Chair of the Centre for Oral Health Research Executive Committee

Newcastle University Institute of Ageing, Research theme lead for 'Ageing Across the Life-course

Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nutrition and Oral Health

Member of the Human Nutrition Research Centre

Member of the BDS Stage 1 and Stage 2 Co-ordinating Committees

Member of Newcastle University Ethics Committee

Member of the BDS Student Recruitment Committee

Member of the BDS Staff-Student Committees: Stages 1 and 2

Qualifications

BSc, PhD, RPHNutr, SRD

Previous Positions

Reader in Nutrition and Oral Health, Newcastle University 2006-2008

Senior Lecturer in Nutrition, Newcastle University 2001-2006

Lecturer in Nutrition, Newcastle University 1991-2001

Lecturer in Nutrition, School of Biological Sciences, University of Surrey 1990-1991

Memberships

International Association for Dental Research

Nutrition Society

Association for Nutrition

Association of Basic Science Teachers in Dentistry

Health Professionals Council

Honours and Awards:

International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award (Geriatric Oral Research) 2010

Recipient of the Nutrition Society Silver Medal 2004

Research Interests

Dietary intervention in older people living in the community and in care.
Food preparation interventions as a means to promote healthier eating.
The impact of tooth loss and prosthetic rehabilitation on diet and eating related quality of life.
The inter-relationship between nutriton and oral health throughout the life-course.

Research Roles

Director, Centre for Oral Health Research.

Esteem Indicators 

I was awarded an International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award for 'Geriatric Oral Research' in 2010.

I am an external adivsor on sugars and dental caries, to the WHO NUGAG Committee

I was awarded the Nutrition Society Silver Medal in July 2004 for 'Excellence in research by a young scientist'

I am Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nutrition and Oral Health

Funding

Research has been funded by the Research Councils New Dynamics of Ageing Programme, the Food Standards Agency, the Department of Health, the Borrow Foundation and the NHS.

Undergraduate Teaching

I am course leader for Metabolism and Homeostasis in Stage 1 BDS and for Nutrition and Diet in Stage 2 BDS and Diploma in Dental Hygiene. I contribute to courses on Oral Environment, Digestion, Excretion and Fluid Balance and Child Dental Health in the Dental undergraduate curriculum. I also contribute to courses in the Human Nutrition Degree programme and the MMed Sci in Ageing and Health.