Paul Fairbairn

Dr Paul Fairbairn

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  • pfairbairn at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Lecturer in Nutrition and Sport and Exercise Science
  • BGB
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Journal Articles

  • Fairbairn, P., Dyall, S.C. and Tsofliou, F., 2022. The Effects of Multi-Nutrient Formulas containing a Combination of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and B vitamins on Cognition in the older adult: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. British Journal of Nutrition.
  • Fairbairn, P., Tsofliou, F., Johnson, A. and Dyall, S.C., 2020. Effects of a high-DHA multi-nutrient supplement and exercise on mobility and cognition in older women (MOBILE): A randomised semi-blinded placebo-controlled study. British Journal of Nutrition, 124 (2), 146-155.
  • Fairbairn, P., Tsofliou, F., Johnson, A. and Dyall, S.C., 2019. Combining a high DHA multi-nutrient supplement with aerobic exercise: Protocol for a randomised controlled study assessing mobility and cognitive function in older women. Prostaglandins Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids, 143, 21-30.


  • Fairbairn, P. and Tsofliou, F., 2021. The combined effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and B vitamins on cognition in the older adult: a systematic review. In: Nutrition Society‚Äôs Summer Conference 2021 6-8 July 2021 London. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, 80 (OCE5).
  • Fairbairn, P., Tsofliou and Dyall, S.C., 2017. The relationship between circulating omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, cognitive function and dual task gait speed is different in non-frail and pre-frail older women. In: Lipids and Brain IV 8-11 October 2017 Nancy, France.


  • Fairbairn, P., 2021. The effects of docosahexaenoic acid combined with supporting nutrients and physical activity on mobility and cognitive function in older women. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences.

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Nutrition and Brain Function Across the Lifespan
  • Nutrition, Health and Psychology

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Beginning Research
  • Conducting Research
  • Research Project

Invited Lectures

  • Queen Margaret University, 27 Oct 2021 more

Journal Reviewing/Refereeing

  • Journal of Science in Sport and Exercise, Anonymous peer review, 01 Jun 2022


  • PhD in Human Nutrition (Bournemouth University, 2021)
  • MSc in Public Health Nutrition (Queen Margaret University, 2015)
  • BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science (Leeds Metropolitan University, 2013)


  • New Investigator Award (The International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids, 2018)
  • Santander Mobility Grant (Santander, 2018)


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