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Dr Stephanie Dillon

Academic Team Leader in Sport, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, Principal Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences
School of Sport and Health Sciences
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Stephanie is the academic team leader for Sport, Nutrition and Clinical Sciences and Course Leader for Nutrition and Exercise Sciences. Stephanie is a Nutritional Biochemist with a PhD in Clinical Biochemistry with an interest in dietary micronutrients and antioxidants in health and disease.

Stephanie's research background and knowledge of the subject areas across Sport, Nutrition and Exercise Science supports her current role as Principal Lecturer and Academic Team Leader for Sport, Nutrition and Clinical Sciences. Stephanie's pedagogical approach to teaching and learning is reliant on empirical and applied research with many peer-reviewed publications and research student completions (MSc by Research and PhD level). This strong research inspired philosophy is important strategically for the Research Excellence Framework where a significant contribution is made but also to the student learning experience.

Stephanie completed her undergraduate degree in Applied Biochemistry in 1998 and also completed an industrial placement year in the Department of Surgery at the University of Liverpool. The placement year was focused on research in colorectal cancer and expression of cell adhesion molecules. Stephanie completed a PhD in Clinical Biochemistry which examined the role of Garlic as an Antioxidant in Cardiovascular Disease and then spent 5 years as a post-doctoral researcher at the Division of Metabolic and Cellular Medicine (University of Liverpool) examining the role of Selenium in immune function and cancer risk and 2 years as a senior postdoctoral researcher in the Cardiothoracic Centre (Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospital) examining endothelial progenitor cells in coronary heart disease. Stephanie joined The University of Central Lancashire as a Lecturer in Nutritional Science supporting the development of the Nutrition curriculum and teaching across Nutrition and Sport Science programmes. Since joining The University of Central Lancashire 12 years ago Stephanie has welcomed leadership roles which initially started with modules then progressed to courses and more recently the academic leadership of the Sport, Nutrition and Clinical Sciences team. Stephanie has also worked with the Sport Development Unit at Preston City Council to develop and deliver Healthy Lifestyle training programmes and is also working with the community development team at Preston City Council looking at strategies to help tackle hidden and holiday hunger.

  • PhD. Clinical Biochemistry, Liverpool John Moores University, 2001
  • BSc (Honours), Applied Biochemistry. Upper second class, Liverpool John Moores University, 1998
  • Industrial Placement Award, Distinction, Liverpool John Moores University, 1998
  • Dietary micronutrients and antioxidants in health and disease:
  • Trace minerals and functional Foods
  • Nutrition education
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education
  • Registered Nutritionist (Nutritional Science) 7691
  • Fellowship of The Higher Education Academy 41679