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Dr Julie Young

Assistant Professor

Department: Applied Sciences

Julie Young Staffprofile Northumbriauniversity255 Dr Young completed her BSc (Biochemistry) and MSc (Human Nutrition and Metabolism) at Aberdeen University before moving to Robert Gordon University to complete her PhD in biomarkers of oxidative stress in models of schizophrenia, involving human trials and cell culture studies.

Julie has expanded her work in the mental health field where she has participated in research looking at using adjunctive treatments for people with eating disorders. She has been involved in a Scottish Government funded public engagement project aimed at young people to raise awareness of obesity and its co-morbidities and hopes to continue to promote science and nutrition as her role as STEM ambassador. Current research includes food provision for the under fives, as well as evaluation of Premiership Rugby’s Something to Chew On school based project.

Julie has also delivered nutrition training courses to Hartlepool local authority employees. 

Campus Address

Northumberland Building



  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Associations between free sugar intake and markers of health in the UK population: an analysis of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey rolling programme, Young, J., Scott, S., Clark, L., Lodge, J. 28 Jul 2022, In: The British Journal of Nutrition
  • Food insecurity, poor dietary intake and a lack of free meal uptake amongst 16–17-year-old college students in the northeast of England, UK, Graham, P., Haskell-Ramsey, C., Fothergill, M., Young, J. 30 Aug 2022, In: Children and Society
  • The Effectiveness of Nutritional Education Interventions on Dietary Intake in Young Black Males: A Near-Empty Systematic Review, Jones, H., Haskell-Ramsay, C., Briggs, M., Young, J. 28 May 2022, In: Nutrients
  • A pilot feasibility study investigating the impact of increasing sucrose intakes on body composition and blood pressure, Scott, S., Young, J., Lodge, J. 11 Aug 2021, In: Journal of Nutritional Science
  • Consumption of fish and vascular risk factors: A systematic review and meta-analysis of intervention studies, Alhassan, A., Young, J., Lean, M., Lara Gallegos, J. 1 Nov 2017, In: Atherosclerosis
  • Does nutritional advice from a Bangladeshi Nutritionist influence risk factors of Coronary Heart Disease in a Bangladeshi community? A Pilot Study, Tasnim, N., Young, J., George, T. Jan 2015, In: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
  • Investigating the nutritional quality of the dietary provision for the under fives, Young, J., Marshall, C., Haywood, H., Moffet, V., Raper, C., Matthews, H., Wilson, S., Kelly, T., George, T. Jan 2013, In: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
  • Body image, shape, and volumetric assessments using 3D whole body laser scanning and 2D digital photography in females with a diagnosed eating disorder: Preliminary novel findings, Stewart, A., Klein, S., Young, J., Simpson, S., Lee, A., Harrild, K., Crockett, P., Benson, P. May 2012, In: British Journal of Psychology
  • Waist size and shape assessed by 3D photonic scanning, Stewart, A., Nevill, A., Stephen, R., Young, J. 2010, In: International Journal of Body Composition Research
  • Cytoprotective effects of phenolic antioxidants and essential fatty acids in human blood monocyte and neuroblastoma cell lines: Surrogates for neurological damage in vivo, Young, J., Wahle, K., Boyle, S. Jan 2008, In: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Training for school cooks, Defeyter, G. (Principal Investigator), Young, J. (Co Investigator), Hartlepool Borough Council, 01/11/15 - 30/04/16, £3,500.00
  • Research Evaluation for 'Something to Chew On' and 'HITZ ' projects, Defeyter, G. (Principal Investigator), Young, J. (Co Investigator), Premiership Rugby, 01/04/15 - 30/04/17, £120,000.00

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Oral presentation: Food security and adolescent mental health 2022
  • Oral presentation: Food insecurity and poor food habits amongst college students in the North East of England 2020
  • Oral presentation: Evaluating the social and behavioural outcomes of a council-wide universal free school breakfast scheme 2016

  • Algimantas Beinoravicius Nutri Troops: a web application and in-person intervention for dietary behaviour change in children Start Date: 01/10/2022
  • Sophie Scott Investigation of Sucrose-induced metabolic adaptation and biomarkers of chronic sucrose intake in humans using a multi-omic approach Start Date: 15/09/2022
  • Hannah Jones Development and effectiveness of a nutritional education intervention on nutritional intake in healthy, young, Black males Start Date: 01/03/2021

  • Biochemistry PhD September 01 2005
  • Full Member Nutrition Society (NS) 2014
  • Information not provided Biochemical Society 2010


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