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About Seóna Dunne

Seóna came to the University of Chester and completed the MSc Public Health Nutrition. Following which, she worked in community public health and community nutrition working with local authorities, various stakeholders and communities here in the North West. Seóna has a keen interest in maternal nutrition, breastfeeding and early years and is working towards completing her PhD in the area of breastfeeding within the Chester Medical School.

As a Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Health, Seóna teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the department. Seóna enjoys bringing her practical experience and knowledge into the classroom; and working with students to further marry their understanding of the practical application and theoretical understanding of nutrition and health.


Module lead:

XN5123 Behavioural Aspects of Food and Nutrition

XN6131 Public Health Nutrition

XN7064 Sociology, Psychology and Public Health

XN7054 Professional Perspectives

XN7068 Developing Healthier Communities

XN7077 Behavioural Aspects of Food and Nutrition

XN7062 & XN7009 Public Health Promotion and Policy

Other teaching contributions:

XN4102 Human Nutrition

XN5129 Research Methods

XN6140 Dissertation

Postgraduate research project teaching focusing on qualitative research

XN7201 The Obesity Epidemic

XN7506 Science of Weight Control

XN7078 Dietetics and Public Health


  • Breastfeeding and Infant nutrition
  • Maternal nutrition and health
  • Sociological influences on health and health behaviours
  • Community nutrition and health promotion

Published Work



  • FHEA, (Higher Education Authority)
  • RNutr. (Public Health), Association for Nutrition
  • PG Cert Teaching and Learning, (University of Chester)
  • MSc Public Health Nutrition, (University of Chester)
  • BSc Nutraceuticals in Health and Nutrition, (TUD, Rep. of Ireland)