Prof Jane Murphy (Faculty of Health & Social Sciences)
Professor Of Nutrition
Areas of Expertise
Jane is a Registered Nutritionist and Dietitian and co-leads the Ageing and Dementia Research Centre at Bournemouth University. Her research is committed to key nutrition-related problems in older adults, especially the complex problems faced by people living with dementia and translation of nutrition science into practice. She has led key research to understand nutrition and delivering dignity in dementia care funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing. At a national level, she has led knowledge exchange projects commissioned by Health Education England to provide innovative high quality education and training to improve practice in dementia care across the health and social care workforce. She has been Clinical Lead (Nutrition) for the Healthy Ageing Programme , formerly for the Nutrition in Older People Programme – Wessex Academic Health Science Network.
Jane is committed to advancing the professional practice of nutritionists and is an elected Council member and Trustee for the UK Association for Nutrition (AfN) and is a member of the AfN course accreditation committee. She also sits on a number of other national advisory boards including the Malnutrition Task Force with Age UK, Malnutrition Action Group and Leads the Professionals Workstream for the Cancer and Nutrition NIHR collaboration.
Her academic career started at University of Southampton where she completed her PhD as a MRC scholar. This laid the foundation for a new area of study to explore dietary interactions with gastrointestinal function in health and disease for her postdoctoral work. In 1997, her research experience was consolidated with the prestigious award of a Wellcome Trust Training Fellowship in Tropical Medicine working at home and overseas. In December 2008, she took up the role of Senior Lecturer in Nutrition at BU, appointed Framework Lead for Health Sciences in 2010, Associate Professor in 2013 and promoted to Professor 2016.Staff Profile Personal Website