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Dr Kirsty Pourshahidi (nee Forsythe)

Research Fellow

Research Interests

- Consumer understanding of food portion sizes
- Vitamin D requirements for health
- Assessment of body composition
- Indices of body composition as predictors of immune and inflammatory responses

Dr Kirsty Pourshahidi (nee Forsythe)

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Dr Kirsty Pourshahidi
Research Fellow
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute

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Room W2038
School of Biomedical Sciences
University of Ulster
Coleraine campus
Cromore Road
Coleraine
Co. Londonderry
BT52 1SA

phone: +44 28 70124030
Email: k.pourshahidi@ulster.ac.uk

Dr Kirsty Pourshahidi (nee Forsythe) - Publications

Number of items: 37.

Pourshahidi, Kirsty, Kerr, Maeve, McCaffrey, Tracy A. and Livingstone, Barbara (2014) Influencing and modifying children's energy intake: the role of portion size and energy density. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 73 (3). pp. 397-406.

Faulkner, Gemma, Pourshahidi, Kirsty, Wallace, Julie, Kerr, Maeve, McCaffrey, Tracy and Livingstone, Barbara (2014) Perceived ‘healthiness’ of foods can influence consumers’ estimations of energy density and appropriate portion size. International Journal of Obesity, 38 (1). pp. 106-112.

Carson, Emma L, Pourshahidi, L Kirsty, Hill , Tom R, Boreham, CA, Strain, JJ and Mulhern, Maria S. (2014) The relationship between vitamin D status and parameters of muscle function and physical fitness in adolescents from the Young Hearts Study. Nutrients, in press. pp. 1-1.

Weir, Ruth R, Carson, Emma L, Mulhern, Maria S., Strain, JJ, Laird, Eamon, Healy, Martin and Pourshahidi, L. Kirsty (2014) Validation of a vitamin D food frequency questionnaire using the method of triads. Nutrients, 6 (7). pp. 2871-2872.

Carson, E. L., Pourshahidi, Kirsty, Baldrick, Francina R., Kelly, M., Madigan, S. M., Strain, JJ and Mulhern, Maria S. (2014) Vitamin D status in COPD patients: a preliminary seasonal observation study. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 73 (OCE2). pp. E82.

Getty, B., Farren, K., Douglas, Pauline , Pourshahidi, Kirsty, Kerr, Maeve, Price, Ruth K. and McCarthy, Helen (2014) Maternal and early years vitamin supplementation- evaluating the effectiveness of an Inter-Professional Learning workshop in raising awareness. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 73 (OCE2). pp. E66.

Gilkinson, A., Mulhern, Maria S., Burns, AA, Weir, R. R. and Pourshahidi, Kirsty (2014) Investigation of the sensory characteristics and acceptability of vitamin D3 fortified semi-skimmed milk. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 73 (OCE2). pp. E96.

Weir, R. R., Johnston, M., Lowis, C., Fearon, A. M., Beattie, J. A. M., Strain, JJ and Pourshahidi, Kirsty (2014) Efficacy of fortification of cow's milk as a dietary strategy to increase dietary vitamin D intakes. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 73 (OCE2). pp. E69.

Todd, J. J., Pourshahidi, Kirsty, McSorley, E. M., Madigan, S. M., Wallace, J. M. W. and Magee, Pamela (2014) Vitamin D and Cathelicidin Concentrations in Elite Irish Athletes. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 73 (OCE2). pp. E90.

Magee, PJ, Pourshahidi, LK, Wallace, JMW, Conway, J, Harney, E and Magidan, SM (2013) Vitamin D Status and Supplementation in Elite Irish Athletes. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 23 (5). pp. 441-448.

Spence, Michelle , Livingstone, M.B.E., Hollywood, Lynsey, Gibney, Eileen, O'Brien, Sinead, Pourshahidi, Kirsty and Dean, Moira (2013) A qualitative study of psychological, social and behavioral barriers to appropriate food portion size control. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10 (92). pp. 1-10.

McGuffin, L. E., Wallace, J. M. W., McCaffrey, T. A., Price, Ruth K., Pourshahidi, Kirsty and Livingstone, Barbara (2013) Family eating out-of-home: a review of nutrition and health policies. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 72 (01). pp. 126.

Robinson, C., Pourshahidi, Kirsty, McCarthy, Helen and Kerr, Maeve (2013) Parental awareness of vitamin D for children under five years. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 72 (OCE3). pp. E174.

Carson, E. L., Pourshahidi, Kirsty, Boreham, C. A., Strain, JJ and Mulhern, Maria S. (2013) Vitamin D and muscle function in adolescents from the Young Hearts study. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 72 (OCE3). pp. E115.

Faulkner, G. P., Pourshahidi, Kirsty, Dean, M., Spence, M., O'Brien, S., Gibney, E., Kerr, Maeve, McCaffrey, T. A., Wallace, J. M. W. and Livingstone, Barbara (2013) Consumer views of portion size estimation aids. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 72 (OCE3). pp. E169.

Pourshahidi, Kirsty, Faulkner, G. P., Spence, M., Dean, M., O'Brien, S., Goulding, M., Gibney, E. R., Kerr, Maeve, McCaffrey, T. A., Wallace, Julie and Livingstone, Barbara (2013) Evaluation of portion size estimation aids among Irish consumers. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 72 (OCE3). pp. E130.

Forsythe, Kirsty, Livingstone, M. Barbara E., Mulhern, Maria, Horigan, Geraldine, McSorley, E. M., Bonham, Maxine P., Magee, Pamela, Hill, Tom R., Lucey, Alice J., Cashman, Kevin D., Kiely, Mairead, Strain, JJ and Wallace, Julie M. W. (2012) Effect of adiposity on vitamin D status and the 25-hydroxycholecalciferol response to supplementation in healthy young and older Irish adults. British Journal of Nutrition, 107 (1). pp. 126-134.

Faulkner, G. P., Pourshahidi, Kirsty, Wallace, JMW, Kerr, Maeve, McCrorie, Tracy and Livingstone, Barbara (2012) Serving size guidance for consumers: is it effective?. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71 (04). pp. 610.

Spence, M., Dean, M., Pourshahidi, Kirsty, O'Brien, S. and Livingstone, Barbara (2012) An exploration of consumer barriers to healthy portion control on the island of Ireland. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71 (OCE2).

Carson, E. L., Livingstone, M.B.E., Forsythe, L.K., McCrorie, Tracy and Wallace, JMW (2012) Associations between leptin, adiponectin and body composition in healthy adults. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71 (OCE2).

Faulkner, G. P., Pourshahidi, Kirsty, Wallace, JMW, Kerr, Maeve, McCrorie, Tracy and Livingstone, Barbara (2012) Can portion size and energy density estimates be influenced by perceived “healthiness” of foods?. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71 (OCE2).

Pourshahidi, Kirsty, Faulkner, G. P., Kerr, Maeve, McCrorie, Tracy, Wallace, JMW and Livingstone, Barbara (2012) Secular trends in the serving sizes of published UK and Irish recipes. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71 (OCE2).

Magee, Pamela, Pourshahidi, Kirsty, Leech, L., McFadden, J., Wallace, JMW, Conway, J., Harney, E. and Madigan , Sharon (2012) Vitamin D status in elite Irish athletes. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71 (OCE2).

Pourshahidi, Kirsty, Faulkner, G. P., Spence, M., O'Brien, S., Kerr, Maeve, McCrorie, Tracy, Wallace, JMW and Livingstone, Barbara (2012) Raising consumer awareness of portion size distortion on the island of Ireland. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71 (OCE2).

Forsythe, L. Kirsty, Wallace, JMW, Laird, E. and Livingstone, Barbara (2011) Vitamin D status, body composition and physical activity in healthy young men. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 70 (OCE3).

Barnes, Maria S, Horigan, Geraldine, Cashman, Kevin D, Hill, Tom R, Forsythe, L Kirsty, Lucey, Alice J, Duffy, Emeir M., Kiely, Mairead, Bonham, Maxine P., Magee, Pamela, Strain, JJ and Wallace, Julie (2011) Maintenance of Wintertime Vitamin D Status with Cholecalciferol Supplementation Is Not Associated with Alterations in Serum Cytokine Concentrations among Apparently Healthy Younger or Older Adults.. The Journal of nutrition, 141 (3). pp. 476-81.

Forsythe, LK, Wallace, JMW and Livingstone, Barbara (2011) Relationships between indices of body composition and a range of metabolic parameters in healthy young men. Obesity Reviews, 12 (Suppl. 1). pp. 201.

Kerr, S. M. P., Livingstone, Barbara, Forsythe, LK and Wallace, JMW (2010) Relationship between anthropometry, body composition and blood pressure in apparently healthy males. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 69 (OCE5).

Barnes, MS, Forsythe, LK, Horigan, G, Bonham, M. P., Duffy, E. M., Hill, T. R., Lucey, A. J., Cashman, K. D., Kiely, M., Strain, JJ and Wallace, JMW (2010) No effect of vitamin D supplementation on serum fibrinogen concentrations in adults aged ≥64 years. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 69 (OCE3).

Kerr, SMP, Wallace, JMW, Forsythe, LK and Livingstone, MBE (2010) Relationship between body mass index, waist circumference and blood pressure in apparently healthy males. Obesity Reviews, 11 (Suppl. 1). pp. 349.

Forsythe, LK, Livingstone, MBE, Barnes, MS, Horigan, G and Wallace, JMW (2010) Indices of body composition as predictors of glucose metabolism and inflammation in healthy young adults. Obesity Reviews, 11. pp. 348-348.

Forsythe, L. Kirsty, Wallace, JMW, Kerr, S. M. P. and Livingstone, Barbara (2010) Bone mineral density in apparently healthy young men aged 18–30 years. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 69 (OCE5).

Forsythe, LK, Livingstone, Barbara, Barnes, Maria S., Horigan, Geraldine and Wallace, Julie (2009) C-reactive protein and body composition in a representative sample of young adults. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 67. pp. E267.

Barnes, Maria S., Forsythe, LK, Horigan, Geraldine, Bonham, Maxine P., Duffy, Emeir M., Hill, TR, Lucey, AJ, Cashman , KD, Kiely, M, Strain, JJ and Wallace, Julie (2009) No effect of vitamin D supplementation on markers of immune function in apparently healthy young adults. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 68. pp. E128.

Forsythe, LK, Wallace, Julie, Barnes, Maria S., Horigan, Geraldine, Cashman, KD, Kiely, M, Lucey, AJ, Hill, TR and Livingstone, Barbara (2009) Effect of body composition on vitamin D response to supplementation in healthy adults. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 68. pp. E127.

Forsythe, LK, Livingstone, MBE, Barnes, MS, Horigan, G and Wallace, JMW (2009) Body composition and insulin resistance in a representative sample of young adults. Obesity Facts, 2 (2). pp. 100.

Forsythe, L. Kirsty, Wallace, Julie and Livingstone, Barbara (2008) Obesity and inflammation: the effects of weight loss. NUTRITION RESEARCH REVIEWS, 21 (2). pp. 117-133.

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