Dr Pauline Emmett

Dr Pauline Emmett

BSc(Lond), PhD(Bristol), SRD

Senior Research Fellow

Oakfield House
Oakfield Grove

Fax Number: (0117) 331 3303
Telephone Number: (0117)3310195
Email: p.m.emmett@bristol.ac.uk

List of publications (links to IRIS publications database)

Current research and interests

Pauline is  particularly interested is in the way in which early eating habits (breastfeeding, introduction of solids, type of snack foods) may influence later dietary patterns and how these might relate to the development of obesity and other disease outcomes in later life. She undertakes invited lectures on themes such as infant feeding, childhood diet, childhood obesity and the role of dietary long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in child development. Some of the key findings of her research are:

Personal Profile

Pauline is an independent Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Child and Adolescent Health in Bristol.  Previously she was head of Nutrition Research for the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) based in Bristol. She has worked as a research nutritionist for 30 years at Bristol University. Initially a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at London University she worked as a hospital Dietitian, then moved into research in 1977.  Since 1993 she has been working in the area of nutrition and diet in pregnancy and childhood. Her PhD from Bristol University involved research into childhood diet in the ALSPAC cohort. She is very experienced in the use of dietary assessment methods in children and adults. She has published widely – 110 publications at beginning of 2008.