Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Dr Nuno Mendonca

Research Associate


Area of expertise

  • Nutrition
  • Ageing
  • Epidemiology
  • B vitamins
  • Dietary intake

Academic background

PhD. at the Institute for Ageing (NUIA), Human Nutrition Research Centre (HNRC) and at the Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS) of Newcastle University, UK (2014 - 2017).

  • Main project: Dietary intake, B vitamins and health outcomes in the very old: analysis of the Newcastle 85 Study supervised by Dr. Tom Hill, Prof. Chris Seal and Prof. Carol Jagger.

MSc. in Nutrition and Health (specialisation in Molecular Nutrition) at Wageningen University, the Netherlands (2011 - 2013).

BSc. Hon in Dietetics and Nutrition at the Higher School of Technology of Lisbon (ESTeSL), Portugal (2006 - 2010).

Professional background

2017 - Present: Research Associate at the Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University

2016 - 2017: Research Assistant at the Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University.

2014 - Present: Research Collaborator at the Faculty of Medicine, Lisbon University.

2013 - 2014: Nutrition Writer at Demand Media Studios.

2013 - 2013: Research Intern at the College of Human Ecology, Cornell University.

2010 - 2013: Freelance Dietitian.

2009 - 2011: Dietetics Intern at several hospitals, city councils and at the Lisbon University stadium.

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Current Research Projects:

PROMISS (PRevention Of Malnutrition in Senior Subjects in the EU) -

Newcastle 85 Study - 

PEN-3S (Portuguese Elderly Nutritional Status Surveillance System) -


  • Supervised to completion nine food and human nutrition (FHN) BSc. Hon final year student projects.
  • Supervision of one PhD Student (Mrs Sarah Hakeem).
  • Invited Lecturer to FHN BSc. Hon for the principles of nutrition (NUT2001) and advanced nutrient metabolism and requirements (NUT3003).
  • Teaching assistant for the experimental human nutrition module and for academic IT skills.
  • Lead workshops on core concepts of Nutrition to a non-specialised audience.