Portrait of Dr Jane Bradbury Dr Jane Bradbury

j.bradbury@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472377


I graduated with a BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition from the University of Ulster, and then completed a PhD in Nutrition at Newcastle University, where I was based in the School of Dental Sciences. I was subsequently employed as a Researcher on a number of projects, including at the Institute of Food Research, Kings College London, University College London, and the University of Sheffield. During this time I also successfully studied with the Open University for a BSc (Hons) Psychology. My first lecturing post was at Kingston University, where I was Senior Lecturer in Nutrition for 3 years, before becoming Senior Lecturer in Nutrition at the University of Huddersfield in 2011. Whilst at Kingston University I gained the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. I am a Member of the British Psychological Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research and Scholarship

My research interests lie within the field of behavioural nutrition, where nutrition and psychology meet. As a public health nutritionist, I am interested in why we eat what we do and the most effective strategies for changing what we eat. Particular areas of interest include dietary assessment methodology and misreporting of energy intake from the participant's perspective, effective promotion of healthier food choices, and understanding the discrepancy between male and female food choices.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Shoukat, K., Pilling, S., Rout, S., Bradbury, J. and Humphreys, P. (2015) ‘A Systematic Comparison of Antimicrobial Wound Dressings using a Planktonic Cell and an Immobilised Cell Model. KamranJournal of Applied Microbiology , 119 (6), pp. 1552-1560. ISSN 1364-5072


Rodd, H., Marshman, Z., Porritt, J., Bradbury, J. and Baker, S. (2012) ‘Psychosocial predictors of children’s oral health-related quality of life during transition to secondary schoolQuality of Life Research , 21 (4), pp. 707-716. ISSN 0962-9343


Rodd, H., Marshman, Z., Porritt, J., Bradbury, J. and Baker, S. (2011) ‘Oral health-related quality of life of children in relation to dental appearance and educational transitionBritish Dental Journal , 211 (2), p. E4-E4. ISSN 0007-0610

Harris, J., Bradbury, J., Porritt, J., Nilchian, F. and Franklin, C. (2011) ‘NHS dental professionals' evaluation of a child protection learning resourceBritish Dental Journal , 210 (2), pp. 75-79. ISSN 0007-0610


Moynihan, P., Bradbury, J. and M´┐Żller, F. (2010) ‘Dietary consequences of oral health in frail elders’. In: Oral healthcare and the frail elder. Ames, Iowa: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 73-94. ISBN 978-0-8138-1264-9


Marshman, Z., Baker, S., Bradbury, J., Hall, M. and Rodd, H. (2009) ‘The psychosocial impact of oral conditions during transition to secondary education.European journal of paediatric dentistry : official journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry , 10 (4), pp. 176-80. ISSN 1591-996X


Bradbury, J., Thomason, J., Jepson, N., Walls, A., Mulvaney, C., Allen, P. and Moynihan, P. (2008) ‘Perceived Chewing Ability and Intake of Fruit and VegetablesJournal of Dental Research , 87 (8), pp. 720-725. ISSN 0022-0345

Bradbury, J., Mulvaney, C., Adamson, A., Seal, C., Mathers, J. and Moynihan, P. (2008) ‘Sources of total, non-milk extrinsic, and intrinsic and milk sugars in the diets of older adults living in sheltered accommodationBritish Journal of Nutrition , 99 (03), pp. 649-652. ISSN 0007-1145

Davies, O., Suleiman, S., Nicholas, J., Bradbury, J., Msebele, S., Prior, G., Hall, L., Wreford, S., Jarvis, L., McGee, A., Poulter, J. and Nelson, M. (2008) ‘Food portion weights in primary and secondary school lunches in EnglandJournal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics , 21 (1), pp. 46-62. ISSN 09523871


Bradbury, J., Thomason, J., Jepson, N., Walls, A., Allen, P. and Moynihan, P. (2006) ‘Nutrition Counseling Increases Fruit and Vegetable Intake in the EdentulousJournal of Dental Research , 85 (5), pp. 463-468. ISSN 0022-0345


Nelson, M., Bradbury, J., Poulter, J., McGee, A., Mesebele, S. and Jarvis, L. (2004) School Meals in Secondary Schools in England London, UK: Department for Education and Skills


Moynihan, P. and Bradbury, J. (2001) ‘Compromised dental function and nutritionNutrition , 17 (2), pp. 177-178. ISSN 08999007


Bradbury, J., Lobstein, T. and Lund, V. (1996) Functional Foods Examined: The Health Claims Being Made for Food Products and the Need for Regulation London, UK: The Food Commission

Research Degree Supervision

Opportunities for self-funded PhD studies are available in the following research areas:

  1. Exploring misreporting of energy intakes in prospective methods of dietary assessment.
  2. Healthy vs. tasty: challenges for promoting healthier diets.
  3. Men's perceptions of a healthy diet.

For further information, please email j.bradbury@hud.ac.uk. Details of any funded studentships will be advertised here when they are available.