Dr Chris Gill

Job Title

Senior Lecturer

Job Department

School of Biomedical Sciences


A senior lecturer in nutrition at the Ulster University and thematic leader for “Phytochemicals and gut microbiota in health and diseases” within the Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health (NICHE). His research focuses on the influence of diet on cancer risk investigated through in vitro, animal and human models. Key areas of interest include dietary phytochemicals, pre/probiotics, faecal water activity and the role of colonic microbiota on gut health. Dr Gill has published 30+ research papers, 5 book chapters and 1 patent. To date he has acted as a co –investigator and work-package leader of two EU projects focusing on diet and health properties seaweed. HYFFI (2008-2011). Hydrocolloid derivatives as functional food ingredients (FP 7-SME-2007-1- 222470. and SWAFAX (2010-2013). Seaweed derived anti-inflammatory agents and antioxidants. (FP7-SME-2010-1- 262519) and an Innovate UK project (2015-2017) investigating bio-mining of micro algal oils.