Dr Emma Foster
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- Personal Website: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ihs/people/profile/emma.foster
- Address: Human Nutrition Research Centre
Rm M1.151, William Leech Building,
I graduated from Aberdeen University in 1998 with an MSc in Human Nutrition and Metabolism. In September 1998 I came to Newcastle University to work as a Research Assistant at the Human Nutrition Research Centre and in January 1999 secured a post as a Research Associate. Most of my research to date has focused on methods of assessing dietary intake of children and the use of technology based methods of dietary assessment. In 2004 I completed my PhD on the subject of Dietary Assessment in Primary School Children under staff regulations. In 2011 I was appointed Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition.
Roles and Responsibilities
- FMS Ethics Committee
- Nutrition Research Journal editorial board
Areas of expertise
- Dietary intake assessment methods
- Assessing dietary intake of children
- Technology based methods of dietary assessment
- Portion size assessment
- BSc Animal Biology, University of East London
- MSc Animal Nutrition, University of Aberdeen
- MSc Human Nutrition and Metabolism, University of Aberdeen
- PhD, Newcastle University
- Registered Public Health Nutritionist
- Junior Research Associate, Newcastle University. 5-a-Day the BASH St way - school based fruit and vegetable intervention. Principal Investigator Prof Annie Anderson (University of Dundee)
- Research Associate and Project Manager, Newcastle University. Dietary assessment tools for use with children. Co Applicant, Principal Investigator Dr Ashley Adamson.
- Research Associate and Project Manager, Newcastle University. Measurement of packaged food intake by children by kg body weight. Co Applicant, Principal Investigator Dr Ashley Adamson.
- Senior Research Associate and Principal Investigator, Newcastle University. Development of portion size assessment tools for use with children.
- Senior Research Associate and Principal Investigator, Newcastle University. Assessment of packaged food intake in 'at risk' groups.
- Senior Research Associate and Principal Investigator, Newcastle University. Development of SCRAN24 A Self Completed Recall and Assessment of Nutrition.
- Member of the Nutrition Society and Registered Public Health Nutritionist
Honours and Awards
- NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) Post-doctoral Award Holder 2007-2010
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- Food and Human Nutrition BSc (Hons)
- MBBS Personal Tutor
- Medicinal Plants and Functional Foods MSc
- I supervise 6 PhD students
My research interests lie within the field of dietary assessment methods and include:
- Computerised and novel methods of dietary assessment
- Dietary assessment in low income countries
- Assessing dietary intake in children
- Portion size assessment
- Diet of children and adolescents
- Childhood obesity - prevention
Assessment of exposure to migrants from food packaging.
- Awarded a NIHR Post Doctoral Award
- Member of the Nutrition Research Journal editorial board
- Invited speaker ‘Assessing the diet at the ends of life’s spectrum’ Cambridge MRC
- Invited speaker at the 6th Annual Meeting of European Food Safety Authority’s Expert Group on Food Consumption Data, 2011, Parma, Italy
- I teach on the biannual Nutrition Society training course on Dietary Assessment Methods
Foster, E. Olivier, P. (2016-2020) Development of INTAKE24 for use in United Arab Emirates. New York University Abu Dhabi. £65,000
Foster, E. Olivier, P. (2016-2019) Development of INTAKE24 for use in Denmark and Portugal for the NoHoW study. EU Horizon 2020. £67,153.38
Foster, E, Adamson, A.J, Olivier, P. (2014-2015) Field testing of INTAKE online 24hr recall system in the Scottish Health Survey population. Food Standards Scotland. £236,235
Foster, E, Adamson, A.J, Olivier, P. (2012-2014) Further development of SCRAN 24 – a computerised 24 hour dietary recall. Food Standards Agency Scotland. £435,091
Foster, E, Adamson A.J. (2009-2010) Development of SCRAN24 A Self Completed Recall and Assessment of Nutrition. Food Standards Agency. £99,000
Foster, E. (2007-2010) Development and validation of methods for rapid collection of dietary intake of children. NIHR Post-doctoral Award. £183,487
Foster, E, Adamson A.J. (2007-2009) Development of portion size assessment tools for use with children. Food Standards Agency. £418,017
Foster, E, Adamson A.J. (2007-2009) Assessment of packaged food intake in 'at risk' groups. Food Standards Agency. £359,724
Olivier, P, Foster, E. NARCS: Nutritional Assessment for Resource Constrained Settings. EPSRC Global Challenges Research Fund. £20,076
Moynihan, P.J, Foster, E. (2015-2016) Change4Life Sugars Campaign: impact on the intake of sugars by children aged 5-11 years and identification of barriers and facilitators to reducing consumption. Public Health England £113,941
- Clifford T, Bowman A, Capper T, Allerton DM, Foster E, Birch-Machin M, Lietz G, Howatson G, Stevenson EJ. A pilot study investigating reactive oxygen species production in capillary blood after a marathon and the influence of an antioxidant-rich beetroot juice. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism 2018, 43(3), 303-306.
- Ocke M, Foster E. Assessment of Dietary Habits. In: Buttriss, JL; Welch, AA; Kearney, JM; Lanham-New, SA, ed. Public Health Nutrition. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2018, pp.18-28.
- Bradley J, West-Sadler S, Foster E, Sommerville J, Allen R, Stephen AM, Adamson AJ. Feasibility of an estimated method using graduated utensils to estimate food portion size in infants aged 4 to 18 months. PLoS ONE 2018, 13(6), e0197591.
- Foster E, Bradley J. Methodological considerations and future insights for 24-hour dietary recall assessment in children. Nutrition Research 2018, 51, 1-11.
- Foster E, Hawkins A, Barton KL, Stamp E, Matthews JNS, Adamson AJ. Development of food photographs for use with children aged 18 months to 16 years: comparison against weighed food diaries - The Young Person's Food Atlas (UK). PLoS ONE 2017, 12(2), e0169084.
- Simpson E, Bradley J, Poliakov I, Jackson D, Olivier P, Adamson AJ, Foster E. Iterative Development of an Online Dietary Recall Tool: INTAKE24. Nutrients 2017, 9(2), 1-14.
- Bradley J, Simpson E, Poliakov I, Matthew JNS, Olivier P, Adamson AJ, Foster E. Comparison of INTAKE24 (an Online 24-h Dietary Recall Tool) with Interviewer-Led 24-h Recall in 11–24 Year-Old. Nutrients 2016, 8(6), 358.
- Delve J, Simpson E, Adamson AJ, Poliakov I, Olivier P, Foster E. Comparison of INTAKE24 (an online 24hr dietary recall tool) with an interviewer-led 24hr recall method in 11-16 year olds. In: Nutrition Society Summer Meeting. 2015, Glasgow, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Simpson E, Delve J, Poliakov I, Foster E, Jackson D, Comber R, Olivier P, Adamson A. Iterative development of an online dietary recall tool, INTAKE24. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 2015, 74(OCE1), E117-E117.
- Webster M, Foster E, Comber R, Bowen S, Cheetham T, Balaam M. Understanding the lived experience of adolescents with type 1 diabetes: opportunities for design. In: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC '15). 2015, Boston, MA, USA: ACM.
- Carvalho M, Baranowski T, Foster E, Santos O, Cardoso B, Rito A, Miguel JP. Validation of the Portuguese self-administered computerised 24-hour dietary recall among second-, third- and fourth-grade children. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 2015, 28(6), 666-674.
- Foster E, Adamson A. Challenges involved in measuring intake in early life: focus on methods. Proceedings of Nutrition Society 2014, 73(2), 201-209.
- Foster E, Hawkins A, Simpson E, Adamson AJ. Developing an interactive portion size assessment system (IPSAS) for use with children. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 2014, 27(Supplement 1), 18-25.
- Foster E, Hawkins A, Delve J, Adamson AJ. Reducing the cost of dietary assessment: Self-Completed Recall and Analysis of Nutrition for use with children (SCRAN24). Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 2014, 27(Supplement 1), 26-35.
- Mathers JC, Hill TR, Foster E, Adamson AJ, Valentine R, Rugg-Gunn AJ. Twenty years of research in the Human Nutrition Research Centre, Newcastle University, 1994-2014. Nutrition Bulletin 2014, 39(3), 266-275.
- Foster E, Mathers JC, Adamson AJ. Packaged food intake by British children aged 0 to 6 years. Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A - Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment 2010, 27(3), 380-388.
- Foster E, Adamson AJ, Anderson AS, Barton KL, Wrieden WL. Estimation of portion size in children's dietary assessment: lessons learnt. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2009, 63, S45-S49.
- Adamson AJ, Collerton J, Davies K, Foster E, Jagger C, Stamp E, Mathers JC, Kirkwood T, The Newcastle 85+ Core Study Team. Nutrition in advanced age: dietary assessment in the Newcastle 85+ Study. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2009, 63(S1), S6-S18.
- Foster E, Matthews JNS, Lloyd J, Marshall L, Mathers JC, Nelson M, Barton KL, Wrieden WL, Cornelissen P, Harris J, Adamson AJ. Children's estimates of food portion size: The development and evaluation of three portion size assessment tools for use with children. British Journal of Nutrition 2008, 99(1), 175-184.
- Foster E, O'Keeffe M, Matthews JNS, Mathers JC, Nelson M, Barton KL, Wrieden WL, Adamson AJ. Children's estimates of food portion size: The effect of timing of dietary interview on the accuracy of children's portion size estimates. British Journal of Nutrition 2008, 99(1), 185-190.
- Foster E, Matthews JNS, Nelson M, Harris JM, Mathers JC, Adamson AJ. Accuracy of estimates of food portion size using food photographs - The importance of using age-appropriate tools. Public Health Nutrition 2006, 9(4), 509-514.
- Anderson AS, Porteous LEG, Foster E, Higgins C, Stead M, Hetherington M, Ha M-A, Adamson AJ. The impact of a school-based nutrition education intervention on dietary intake and cognitive and attitudinal variables relating to fruits and vegetables. Public Health Nutrition 2005, 8(6), 650-656.
- Adamson AJ, Foster E, Butler TJ, Bennet S, Walker M. Non-diabetic relatives of type 2 diabetic families: Dietary intake contributes to the increased risk of diabetes. Diabetic Medicine 2001, 18(12), 984-990.