Dr Hilda Mulrooney
School/Department: Life Sciences, Pharmacy & Chemistry
Position: Senior Lecturer in Nutrition
Hilda is a registered dietitian and nutritionist with a degree in Nutrition from Trinity College Dublin and a Diploma in Dietetics from Kevin Street College of Technology Dublin. She also holds a PhD in Nutrition from the University of Southampton and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Greenwich.
Her experience includes academic, clinical and primary care positions. She worked as a nutritionist for the National Dairy Council in Dublin, established the BSc Nutrition at the University of Greenwich in London and worked as a clinical nutritionist in a rehabilitation hospital in Birmingham. This was followed by several years in primary care dietetics in Leicestershire. She also has worked as a childhood obesity dietitian within Public Health, and is now lecturing on the BSc Nutrition degree at Kingston University.
She also lectures annually on the MSC Obesity Module at Leeds Metropolitan university.
She was included on the British Dietetic Association Roll of Honour in 2009, and received the Ibex Award in 2013 for outstanding contributions to the profession over the previous five years.
She is a member of the British Dietetic Association, the Nutrition Society and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
Educational and Professional Qualifications
- 1995 - 1997 Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Greenwich
- 1988 - 1993 PhD (Nutrition), Southampton University
- 1984 - 1988 Diploma in Dietetics, Kevin Street College of Technology, Dublin
- 1984 - 1988 BSc (Hons) Nutrition, Trinity College Dublin
LS6009 Public Health Nutrition;LS5007 Applied Nutrition (nutrition across the lifespan, nutritional assessment methods); LS4006 social aspects of nutrition.
Other Professional Activity
Peer reviewer: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.
Since 2006 she has been an active Committee member of Dietitians in Obesity Management UK (DomUK), a special interest group of the British Dietetic Association. She was Training Officer for four years, responsible for the organisation & delivery of the 'Obesity Journey' course, now an accredited MSc module at Leeds Metropolitan University. She was part of the team that developed both the Dietetic Intervention document and the Skills and Competencies working document which emerged from it, which led to her inclusion in the BDA Roll of Honour for 2009. She now regularly contributes on behalf of DomUK to feedback on NICE and other national documents and guidance. She was an active member of the Royal College of Physicians Obesity: Care for All Working Party (http://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/resources/action-obesity-comprehensive-care-all), and the Steering Group which produced the PHAST Child, Adult & Maternal Obesity Care Pathway workbooks and resources (http://www.obesitylearningcentre-nhf.org.uk/networks/obesity-regions/london/). She also contributed to the Academy of the Medical Royal College's Obesity Steering Group, providing both written and oral evidence on behalf of domUK (http://www.aomrc.org.uk/projects/obesity-steering-group.html). She received the BDA Ibex award in 2013 for outstanding contributions to the profession over the previous 5 years.
She has several years experience facilitating on Behaviour Change Training courses, having completed all three levels of the training.