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J Bernadette Moore

Associate Professor of Obesity, University of Leeds

Dr. Moore is currently Associate Professor of Obesity, and the Research Group Leader for Nutritional Sciences & Epidemiology, in the School of Food Science and Nutrition, at the University of Leeds. After her PhD training in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Florida, Dr. Moore earned the prestigious Christine Mirzayan Science Policy fellowship to the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC where her interest in childhood obesity was fostered. Subsequently, she completed an intramural post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIH); then earned a Marie Curie Transfer of Knowledge Fellowship that brought her back to her country of birth and to the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Prior to her appointment at the University of Leeds in 2016, Dr. Moore was Senior Lecturer in Molecular Nutrition at the University of Surrey.

Research in Dr. Moore’s group is largely focused on the role of hepatic nutrient metabolism in healthy ageing, obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). To date, she has raised over 1.7 million pounds in research funding and been supported by the: BBSRC, EPSRC, Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, and the Universities of Surrey and Leeds. She has published >30 peer-reviewed papers, was the recipient of the 2018 Nutrition Society Silver Medal for Research Excellence in a Young Investigator, and her recent work on the high sugar content of yogurts received significant international media interest, notably in the top 1% of >13 million Altmetric tracked publications.


  • 2016–present
    Associate Professor of Obesity, University of Leeds