Dr Sally Moore


Sally is a Registered Dietitian (Health Professions Council) and a Registered Nutritionist (Public Health) (Association for Nutrition). Following her first degree in Genetics she worked at the University of Edinburgh in a research laboratory investigating the genetics of the malaria parasite where she became interested in the nutrition-related aspects of human diseases.  Sally moved into nutrition by firstly completing the MMedSci Human Nutrition programme at the University of Sheffield, then undertook clinical training in dietetics in the NHS as a post graduate student at Leeds Beckett University.

From 2007 Sally has worked with the UK food industry, notably leading the first nutrition team at Morrisons Supermarkets PLC. Sally’s industrial public health work has included devising and implementing nutrition policy on nutritional labelling and product reformulation. From 2014, Sally worked as a Lecturer /Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Food whilst completing her PhD concerning the impact of UK/EU nutrition labelling legislation on consumers.

Sally’s leadership roles include current Programme Leadership for the School’s MSci and BSc Nutrition degrees. Professionally, Sally is the current Chair of the British Dietetic Association’s Public Health Nutrition Specialist Group.


  • Programme Leader Msci and Bsc Nutrition

Research interests

As an industrially experienced Registered Dietitian, I’m interested in improving food and nutrition provision from the perspectives of policy, practice, consumers and products. My current research areas include consumer engagement with nutrition labelling, food legislation and public health nutrition initiatives and policy, in both the in-store and digital food enviroments.

Research and knowledge transfer projects include collaborations with industry, health professionals and third sector organisations. Sally has previously received EU R&D funding to lead an industrial partnership research project which invovled Health Care professionals and an international nutritional supplement manufacturer.

Projects with MSc, BSc and PhD students are often in collaboration with industrial or professional practitioners.

  • I use a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods to explore areas such as the impact of nutrition labelling legislation and information (i.e. traffic lights) on consumers, and to reveal the current status of various food environments (i.e. supermarket websites). 
  • I also lead on research to innovate nutrition education (i.e. via gamification of learning) and products with industrial partners. 

My current policy-relevant projects also include work to support communities in Leeds experiencing inequalities in health (i.e. via culturally adapted nutrition interventions aimed at enabling healthier eating).

Research Projects:

Digital Food Environments:Towards Healthier!

Nutrition label Education and Serious Games including work with UK Secondary schools

Providing culturally appropriate healthy eating advice: Tools, Communities, Practitioners, including work with University Nutrition Students

<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 UK nutrition labelling legislation and consumers, 2019
  • MMedSci Human Nutrition, 2006
  • PG Dip Dietetics, 2008
  • BSc (Hons.) Genetics, 2001
  • University of Leeds Teaching and Research Award (ULTRA, 2014)

Professional memberships

  • 2018 - current: Chair of the Public Health Specialist Group of the British Dietetic Association (BDA)
  • 2021 - current: Registered Nutritionist (Public Health), Association for Nutrition
  • 2008 - current: State Registered Dietitian on the UK Health and Care Professional Council Register (HCPC)
  • 2014 - current: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEF)
  • 2008-current: Member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA)
  • 2008 - 2013 : Committee Member of the British Nutrition Foundation Industrial Scientist Committee

Student education

Module Leader for BSc and Msc Module Nutrition Policy and Public Health.

Teaching on other modules includes public health, industry product development, food labelling, and professional practice in nutrition professions

Current postgraduate researchers

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>
    <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1528-towards-effective-healthier-digital-food-environments:-exploring-the-roles-of-consumers,-practitioners-and-industry.">Towards effective healthier Digital Food Environments: Exploring the roles of consumers, practitioners and industry.</a></li>