Heather Ohly

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Darwin Building, DB232

+44 (0) 1772 89 5703

Subject Areas: Health, Public Health

Heather Ohly is a postdoctoral researcher with interests in maternal and child nutrition. She is currently working on a BBSRC funded project to address zinc deficiency in North West Pakistan.


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PhD Public Health Nutrition, University of Central Lancashire (submitted in 2017)

MMedSci Human Nutrition, University of Sheffield, 2003

BSc Geography, Swansea University, 1999


Registered Nutritionist (Association for Nutrition)


BiZiFED: Biofortified Zinc Flour to Eliminate Deficiency.

Ohly, H., Crossland, N., Dykes, F., Lowe, N., Hall Moran, V. (2017) A realist review to explore how low-income pregnant women use food vouchers from the UK’s Healthy Start programme. BMJ Open, 7: e013731. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013731.
Ohly, H., Gentry, S., Wigglesworth, R., Bethel, A., Lovell, R., Garside, R. (2016) A systematic review of the health and well-being impacts of school gardening: synthesis of quantitative and qualitative evidence. BMC Public Health, 16, 286.

Ohly, H., White, M. P., Wheeler, B. W., Bethel, A., Ukuomunne, O. C., Nikolaou, V., Garside, R. (2016) Attention Restoration Theory: A systematic review of the attention restoration potential of exposure to natural environments. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B, 19 (7), 305-343.

Hayter, A., Draper, A., Ohly, H., Rees, G., Pettinger, C., McGlone, P., Watt, R. (2015) A qualitative study exploring parental accounts of feeding preschool children in two low income populations in the UK. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 11 (3), 371–384.