« Make healthy hydration the new norm »

Pauline Douglas, RD, BDA

Expert Bio

Pauline Douglas graduated from Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh with a degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Pauline has over 30 years of clinical and academic experience in dietetics. She has an MBA in Health and Social Care Management. She worked in Belfast City Hospital, a large teaching hospital, as a clinical dietitian in the area of nutritional support for surgical and oncology patients. for many years before going to Ulster University where she is currently Senior Lecturer; Clinical Dietetics Facilitator.

Her research at the Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE) is focused on nutrition and hydration education.

A particular interest of Pauline’s is in healthy hydration and she leads on the European Healthy Hydration Awareness Campaign (EuHHAC) which is specifically focussed on giving dietitians the knowledge, skills and tools to inform their practice and so be facilitators of change.

Pauline is Vice Chair of NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health which is an award-winning, interdisciplinary think-tank, training academy and knowledge network anchored in Cambridge and with principal hubs in Cambridge, London, Ulster and Parma. Its international networks extend from North America, through Africa and South Asia to Australasia. 

To date Pauline has published scientific papers, edited several books and been author and contributor to a significant number of policy papers at national and international impact level.

Pauline is a visiting scholar of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. She is past Chairman of the British Dietetic Association and is a European and International representative for BDA. She currently sits on the Executive Committee of the European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians.

Research Interests

  • Nutrition and hydration education
  • Professionalism
  • Professional regulation

Teaching Interests

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Nutrition and hydration education
  • Interprofessional learning and education
  • Professional practice-based learning