Paula Moynihan is Professor of Nutrition and Oral Health and Director of the Centre for Oral Health Research at Newcastle University UK. She also is Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nutrition and Oral Health at Newcastle University. Her research interests include the interrelationship between nutrition and oral health throughout the life course, and dietary intervention in older adults. Being Expert advisor, on sugars and dental health, to the WHO Nutrition Guideline Advisory Group, she led the recent WHO commissioned systematic review of evidence relating to amount of sugars and dental caries that has informed WHO guidelines on dietary sugars. She was also a member of the 2002 WHO Expert Consultation on Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases.
Professor Moynihan has recently been elected the next Vice President of IADR and will take up this position in March 2017. She is currently President Elect of the Geriatric Oral Research Group and a Past President of the Nutrition Research Group of IADR. In 2004 she was awarded the UK Nutrition Society’s Silver Medal for ‘Excellence in Research by a Young Scientist’. In 2010 she was awarded an IADR Distinguished Scientist Award for ‘Geriatric Oral Research’. Professor Moynihan has over 100 publications in peer reviewed journals, several book chapters and is on the editorial board for several scientific journals, including the Journal of Dental Research. She has presented her research at national and international conferences across the globe. Her current research includes an evaluation of Public Health England’s Sugar Smart Health Marketing Campaign which aims to reduce sugars intake by children.