Dr Michelle McKinley
Dr McKinleys’ research focuses on the ability of dietary interventions to modify nutritional status and risk of chronic disease, particularly diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
She also focuses on developing and evaluating complex interventions to support dietary and lifestyle change and weight management throughout the life cycle: examples of work include interventions in the school-setting; before, during and after pregnancy; and for people with type 2 diabetes. This work encompasses the use of e-health and m-health technology to support behaviour change.
Open to PhD applications in the field of nutrition and prevention/management of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Including observational and intervention approaches; mixed methods E.g.
- Weight management before, during and after pregnancy
- Understanding diet and lifestyle behaviours of different groups
- Developing and evaluating behaviour change interventions
PUBLIC OUTREACH AND KEY ACHIEVEMENTS
PhD Title: Exploring the nutrition and health needs of women with Gestational Diabetes
Name: Ayah Zaidalkilani
Years of Study: 2016- Present
Alumni: where are they now?
Dr Helen Wallace
PhD Title: Effect of vitamin D3 supplementation on insulin resistance and β cell function in prediabetes
Years of Study: 2013- 2018
Current position: Specialist Registrar Endocrinology & Diabetes
Dr Claire McEvoy
PhD Title: Fruit, vegetables and dietary patterns in relation to cardiovascular and eye health
Years of Study: 2008 - 2012
Current position: Lecturer in Nutrition, Centre for Public Health, Queen’s University Belfast
Dr Sinead Watson
PhD Title: Body weight, body composition and cardiovascular risk – epidemiology and intervention
Years of Study: 2009 - 2013
Current position: Research Fellow, Centre for Public Health, Queen’s University Belfast
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