Portrait of Dr Deborah Pufal Dr Deborah Pufal

d.pufal@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472567


I have a degree in Nutrition from Kings College, London (1989) and a PhD in lipid biochemistry from Nottingham University (1994). My PhD involved investigating the effects of two structural isomers of monopalmitoyl-dioleoylglycerol on lipoprotein metabolism. Following the completion of my PhD I studied for a PGCE. I started teaching as a lecturer in nutrition at the University of Huddersfield on a part time basis in 1996 and became full time in September 2004.

I am a senior lecturer in nutrition and the course leader for the undergraduate nutrition degree programmes. I am a registered Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. My particular interests lie within the area of malnutrition, especially in care homes and the role of food and nutrition in schools. I am involved with the media and have done radio interviews, written newspaper articles and provided blogs on topical issues.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Bentley, S., Allan, R., Belton, D., Moffat, F., Pufal, D., Balac, P., Hunter, A. and Shaw, N. (2013) ‘Flipping the Classroom with Just in Time Teaching and Peer Instruction: Case Studies from the Sciences and Business’. In: ALT-C 2013, 10-12 September 2013, East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham


Pufal, D., Quinlan, P. and Salter, A. (1995) ‘Effect of dietary triacylglycerol structure on lipoprotein metabolism: A comparison of the effects of dioleoylpalmitoylglycerol in which palmitate is esterified to the 2-or 1(3)-position of the glycerolBiochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) , 1258 (1), pp. 41-48.