Dr Diane Threapleton


Diane is a Nutritional Epidemiologist with experience in the areas of cohort studies, biostatistics, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, dieatry assessment methodology and health system improvement. She graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Medical Science and an MSc in Nutrition, Obesity and Health at the University of Leeds. Diane took up postgraduate studies within the Nutritional Epidemiology Group at the University of Leeds and completed her PhD in ‘Cardiovascular disease risk and dietary fibre intkae in the UK Women’s Cohort Study’ in 2014. 

Diane subsequently spent three years working as a Research Fellow and Research Assistant Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong School of Public Health and Primary Care, spanning the Epidemiology and Health Systems research groups. She is now based back in Leeds, working on studies in maternal and child health and dietary interventions.   







Research interests

Diane’s research interests are focussed around dietary and lifestyle determinants of development, health and disease. She works to generate high-quality evidence to support public health recommendations and healthcare provision, including through dietary assessment methodology, systematic reviews and meta-analsys, observational studies, and lifestyle interventions. 


<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD Cardiovascular disease risk and dietary fibre intake in the UK Women's Cohort Study
  • MSc Nutrition Obesity and Health
  • BSc Medical Science