Sarah Hillier

Dr Sarah Hillier

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  • hilliers at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer In Nutrition
  • Bournemouth Gateway Building BGB507, St Pauls Lane, Bournemouth, BH8 8GP
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I am the Programme Leader for the BSc Nutrition programme and Senior Lecturer here at Bournemouth University. I am an experienced Registered Nutritionist and Senior Academic having worked in both commercial and Higher Education sectors.

I am a Registered Nutritionist (RNutr) with the Association for Nutrition (AfN) and am currently a Regional Representative for the South West. I am a mentor for several ANutrs in the region and nationally.

I am research active and currently have specialist interests in Women's / Maternal / LGBT+ Health, Weight Management & Body Composition. I am available for collaborative research and student research opportunities including MRes & PhD in projects connected to these areas of interest.

I completed my PhD in 2013 with its main themes include reproductive physiology, nutrition and exercise. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Advance HE Aurora Women in Leadership graduate 2022.

I am an ISAK Level 3 accredited anthropometrist and run a number of ISAK Level 1 & 2 Courses here at BU...


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:

Good health and well-being

"Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages"

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Quality education

"Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all"

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Gender equality

"Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls"

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Reduced inequalities

"Reduce inequality within and among countries"

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Journal Articles

  • Hannon, S., Clegg, M., Thondre, S. and Hillier, S., 2021. The effects of lower energy dense ready meals on appetite ratings and subsequent food intake in females. Nutrients, 13 (12).


Profile of Teaching PG

  • Research Project

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Nutrient Requirements throughout Life
  • Research Project

External Responsibilities

  • Liverpool John Moores University, External Examiner (2021-)
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University, External Examiner (2019-)
  • Association for Nutrition (AfN), Regional Representative South West (2018-)


  • PGCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (St Mary's University, 2016)
  • PhD in Reproductive Physiology & Nutrition (Oxford Brookes University, 2014)
  • BSc (Hons) in Human Biology (Oxford Brookes University, 2008)


  • Nominated for Most Outstanding Lecturer Award (Solent University Student Union, 2021)
  • Nomination for the Most Inspirational Lecturer Award (Oxford Brookes University Student Union, 2019)
  • Student Research Prize: Received for best UG student abstract, Get Published! (Oxford Brookes University, 2019)
  • Nigel Groome Award: Received for best poster presentation, Postgraduate Symposium (Oxford Brookes University, 2012)
  • Student Prize: Received for the best student oral communication (Oxford Nutrition Group, 2012)
  • Pfizer Prize: Received for best oral communication (The Physiological Society, 2011)