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...


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)