Paula Moynihan

Professor Paula Moynihan

Director, Food and Health

Adelaide Dental School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Paula Moynihan is Director of Food and Health in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. She is an internationally renowned researcher in the field of nutrition and oral health (> 130 publications). Her research focuses on the interrelationship between nutrition and oral health across the life-course, including the impact of diet and nutrition on dental caries, sugars and health, and the impact of compromised oral health on nutritional wellbeing. She also researches novel approaches to dietary intervention using co-development methods, and mixed methods evaluation. Recent projects include evaluation of Public Health England’s Change4Life Sugar Smart Campaign, and evidence synthesis pertaining to risk factors for Early Childhood Caries – research that will inform a forthcoming WHO Toolkit on Early Childhood Caries.
Previously based in the UK where she was a Professor of Nutrition and Oral Health and Director of the only WHO Collaborating Centre for Nutrition and Oral Health. Her research has aligned with the work programme of the WHO since 2001. She has served as an expert advisor to the WHO Nutrition & Health Department and to the Oral Health Programme. In 2002 she was a member of the WHO Expert Consultation on Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases and advised on matters related to oral health. From 2010 she has served as an expert advisor to the WHO Nutrition Guideline Advisory Group Sub-Group on Diet and Health, on issues pertaining to carbohydrates and oral health. Her research into dietary sugars and risk of dental caries underpinned the WHO Guideline on Sugars Intake by Adults and Children. This research was also directly cited by and underpinned the USDA Dietary Guidelines published in 2015; which for the first time included a numerical cap on added sugars intake. Further impact of this work includes the introduction of taxes on sugars sweetened drinks in over 50 countries and states. More recently she has conducted evidence synthesis on starch and oral health, the findings of which will inform the forthcoming WHO recommendations on carbohydrates. She has presented her research on nutrition and oral health at prestigious side meetings of both the World Health Assembly and of the UN High Level Meeting.
She has led several multidisciplinary research projects pertaining to dietary intervention, including the Research Council UK funded ‘MAPPmal project’ in which 9 disciplines collaborated with users to co-design a prototype for a novel nutritional management system aimed at preventing malnutrition in older hospital patients (https://vimeo.com/35915591). Recipes and concepts developed as part of her reseach have recently been used by the charitable organisation Age UK in community based projects: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/countydurham/activities-and-events/eat-well-feel-great-recipe-book/

Professor Moynihan has 117 peer reviewed papers published and over 15 book chapters. She has also written several articles in professional journals in the disciplines of dietetics and dentistry and for lay magazines both in the UK and US.
Google Scholar H Index: 42. H Index since 2014: 31.

My Research
Current projects:

Systematic review of amount of sugars and risk of dental caries: update of the evidence published since 2011. 

Public Health England. ‘Change4Life Sugars Campaign: impact on sugars intake by children aged 5-11 years and identification of barriers/facilitations to reducing consumption’.

Selected past projects

WHO commissioned systematic review of the aetiological factors contributing to the development of early childhood caries. Funded by The Borrow Foundation.  Principal investigator.

WHO commissioned Systematic Review on intake of dietary starch and oral health.  Principal Investigator (2016-2017).

RCUK Cross Research Council’s Life Long Health and Wellbeing Programme. ‘Development of interventions to enhance health and wellbeing in later life (The LIVEWELL Programme).’ £2,300,000. Principal Investigator on work package developing a dietary intervention. 2010-2015.

GlaxoSmithKline R&D. The Development of a behavioural intervention manual to enhance twice daily tooth brushing (sub-study on the impact on diet). Co-investigator and lead on dietary sub-study.

N8 AgriFood funded project (N8 is a consortium of 8 northern universities with core funding). Food to People, People to Food Project-access to food by older people. Principal Investigator. This was a multidisciplinary project involving 7 disciplines (nutrition, food science, psychology, oral health, geography, transport studies, computing science) across 5 Universities.

National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). ‘Implementing person centred co-ordinated care for older people in care homes. How should Dentists be involved?’ Co-Investigator.

World Health Organization. Systematic review of the amount of sugars and dental caries. Principal investigator. 

RCUK Cross Research Council’s ‘New Dynamics of Ageing Programme. ‘MAPPmal: Multidisciplinary approach to produce a prototype for the prevention of malnutrition in older people.’ Principal Investigator. This multidisciplinary project involved 9 disciplines (nutrition, medicine, food science, computing science, design, ergonomics, speech and language therapy, medical sociology) across 4 universities.

The IADR is the world’s premier dental research organisation, with over 11,000 members and true global reach (see www.iadr.org). Paula Moynihan is currently the President Elect of the IADR and will take up the position of President in June this year. She is Chair of the Performance and Monitoring Audit Committee and President of the IADR Geriatric Oral Research Group of IADR.

 

Recipient of the 2010 International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award for ‘Geriatric Oral Research’.

Awarded The Nutrition Society Silver Medal for ‘Excellence in Research by a Young Scientist’ in 2004.

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 Professor, Director of Food & Health University of Adelaide
    2019 Visiting Professor Newcastle University
    2012 - 2018 Director Newcastle University
    2008 - 2018 Professor of Nutrition and Oral Health Newcastle University
    2008 - 2013 Professor of Nutrition and Oral Health Newcastle University
    2008 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) Higher Education Academy
    2001 - 2018 Director, World Health World Health Organization Collaborating Centre
    1998 Registered Nutritionist (Public Health) Association for Nutrition
    1986 Registered Dietician Health and Care Professionals Council
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2010 Award 2010 International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award for ‘Geriatric Oral Research’. International Association for Dental Research United Kingdom
    2004 Award The Nutrition Society Silver Medal for ‘Excellence in Research by a Young Scientist’ The Nutrition Society United Kingdom
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of Surrey United Kingdom BSc Nutrition (First Class Honours)
    University of Surrey United Kingdom PhD Nutrition
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    0 Certificate in Teaching and Learning Newcastle University United Kingdom
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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Moynihan, P., Tanner, L., Holmes, R., Hillier-Brown, F., Mashayekhi, A., Kelly, S., & Craig, D. (2019). Systematic Review of Evidence Pertaining to Factors That Modify Risk of Early Childhood Caries. JDR Clinical and Translational Research, 4(3), 202-216.
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    2019 Al-Sultani, H., Field, J., Thomason, J., & Moynihan, P. (2019). The Impact of Replacement Conventional Dentures on Eating Experience. JDR Clinical and Translational Research, 4(1), 29-40.
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    2019 Halvorsrud, K., Lewney, J., Craig, D., & Moynihan, P. (2019). Effects of Starch on Oral Health: Systematic Review to Inform WHO Guideline. Journal of Dental Research, 98(1), 46-53.
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    2018 Baghlaf, K., Muirhead, V., Moynihan, P., Weston-Price, S., & Pine, C. (2018). Free sugars consumption around bedtime and dental caries in children: A systematic review. JDR Clinical and Translational Research, 3(2), 118-129.
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    2018 Phantumvanit, P., Makino, Y., Ogawa, H., Rugg-Gunn, A., Moynihan, P., Petersen, P., . . . Ungchusak, C. (2018). WHO Global Consultation on Public Health Intervention against Early Childhood Caries. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 46(3), 280-287.
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    2018 Ramsay, S., Papachristou, E., Watt, R., Tsakos, G., Lennon, L., Papacosta, A., . . . Wannamethee, S. (2018). Influence of Poor Oral Health on Physical Frailty: A Population-Based Cohort Study of Older British Men. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 66(3), 473-479.
    DOI Scopus7 Europe PMC2
    2018 Moynihan, P., Makino, Y., Petersen, P., & Ogawa, H. (2018). Implications of WHO Guideline on Sugars for dental health professionals. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 46(1), 1-7.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS6 Europe PMC2
    2018 Kharbanda, O., Moynihan, P., Priya, H., Ivaturi, A., Gupta, A., & Haldane, D. (2018). Report from a symposium on accelerating policy-driven action against excessive sugar consumption for the prevention of early childhood caries and noncommunicable diseases. Indian journal of public health, 62(4), 305-307.
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    2018 Peres, K., Chaffee, B., Feldens, C., Flores-Mir, C., Moynihan, P., & Rugg-Gunn, A. (2018). Breastfeeding and oral health: evidence and methodological challenges. Journal of Dental Research, 97(3), 251-258.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS5 Europe PMC3
    2016 Pine, C., Adair, P., Robinson, L., Burnside, G., Moynihan, P., Wade, W., . . . Henderson, M. (2016). The BBaRTS Healthy Teeth Behaviour Change Programme for preventing dental caries in primary school children: Study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. Trials, 17(1), 103.
    DOI Scopus6 Europe PMC1
    2016 O'Brien, N., Heaven, B., Teal, G., Evans, E., Cleland, C., Moffatt, S., . . . Moynihan, P. (2016). Integrating evidence from systematic reviews, qualitative research, and expert knowledge using co-design techniques to develop a web-based intervention for people in the retirement transition. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18(8), 1-19.
    DOI Scopus13 Europe PMC7
    2016 Lara, J., O'Brien, N., Godfrey, A., Heaven, B., Evans, E., Lloyd, S., . . . Mathers, J. (2016). Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial of a Web-Based Intervention to Promote Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Meaningful Social Connections Compared with Usual Care Control in People of Retirement Age Recruited from Workplaces. PloS one, 11(7), 17 pages.
    DOI Scopus14 Europe PMC10
    2016 Moynihan, P. (2016). Sugars and dental caries: Evidence for setting a recommended threshold for intake. Advances in Nutrition, 7(1), 149-156.
    DOI Scopus28 Europe PMC16
    2015 Carter, L., Geldenhuys, M., Moynihan, P., Slater, D., Exley, C., & Rolland, S. (2015). The impact of orthodontic appliances on eating - Young people's views and experiences. Journal of Orthodontics, 42(2), 114-122.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
    2015 Abuhaloob, L., Maguire, A., & Moynihan, P. (2015). Fractional urinary fluoride excretion (FUFE) of 3-4 year children in the gaza strip. Community Dental Health, 32(1), 8-15.
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    2015 Durham, J., Touger-Decker, R., Nixdorf, D., Rigassio-Radler, D., & Moynihan, P. (2015). Oro-facial pain and nutrition: A forgotten relationship?. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, 42(1), 75-80.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
    2015 Abuhaloob, L., Maguire, A., & Moynihan, P. (2015). Total daily fluoride intake and the relative contributions of foods, drinks and toothpaste by 3- to 4-year-old children in the Gaza Strip - Palestine. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 25(2), 127-135.
    DOI Scopus10 Europe PMC5
    2015 Tsikritzi, R., Wang, J., Collins, V., Allen, V., Mavrommatis, Y., Moynihan, P., . . . Methven, L. (2015). The Effect of Nutrient Fortification of Sauces on Product Stability, Sensory Properties, and Subsequent Liking by Older Adults. Journal of Food Science, 80(5), 1100-1110.
    DOI Scopus5 Europe PMC3
    2014 Tsikritzi, R., Moynihan, P., Gosney, M., Allen, V., & Methven, L. (2014). The effect of macro- and micro-nutrient fortification of biscuits on their sensory properties and on hedonic liking of older people. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 94(10), 2040-2048.
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    2014 Zohoori, F., Whaley, G., Moynihan, P., & Maguire, A. (2014). Summary of: Fluoride intake of infants living in non-fluoridated and fluoridated areas. British Dental Journal, 216(2), 78-79.
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    2014 Moynihan, P., & Kelly, S. (2014). Effect on caries of restricting sugars intake: Systematic review to inform WHO guidelines. Journal of Dental Research, 93(1), 8-18.
    DOI Scopus284 Europe PMC171
    2014 Zohoori, F., Whaley, G., Moynihan, P., & Maguire, A. (2014). Fluoride intake of infants living in non-fluoridated and fluoridated areas. British Dental Journal, 216(2), 1-5.
    DOI Scopus8 Europe PMC4
    2014 Moynihan, P. (2014). Response to letter to the editor, "effect on caries of restricting sugars intake: Systematic review to inform WHO guidelines". Journal of Dental Research, 93(5), 531.
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    2014 Lara, J., Hobbs, N., Moynihan, P., Meyer, T., Adamson, A., Errington, L., . . . Mathers, J. (2014). Effectiveness of dietary interventions among adults of retirement age: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. BMC Medicine, 12(1), 1-12.
    DOI Scopus36 Europe PMC26
    2014 Huew, R., Maguire, A., Waterhouse, P., & Moynihan, P. (2014). Nutrient intake and dietary patterns of relevance to dental health of 12-year-old Libyan children. Public Health Nutrition, 17(5), 1107-1113.
    DOI Europe PMC1
    2014 Peltzer, K., Hewlett, S., Yawson, A., Moynihan, P., Preet, R., Wu, F., . . . Kowal, P. (2014). Prevalence of loss of all teeth (Edentulism) and associated factors in older adults in China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russia and South Africa. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(11), 11308-11324.
    DOI Scopus32 Europe PMC17
    2014 Zare Javid, A., Seal, C., Heasman, P., & Moynihan, P. (2014). Impact of a customised dietary intervention on antioxidant status, dietary intakes and periodontal indices in patients with adult periodontitis. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 27(6), 523-532.
    DOI Scopus22 Europe PMC10
    2014 Lara, J., Evans, E., O'Brien, N., Moynihan, P., Meyer, T., Adamson, A., . . . Mathers, J. (2014). Association of behaviour change techniques with effectiveness of dietary interventions among adults of retirement age: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. BMC Medicine, 12(1), 177.
    DOI Scopus34 Europe PMC25
    2013 Heaven, B., Bamford, C., May, C., & Moynihan, P. (2013). Food work and feeding assistance on hospital wards. Sociology of Health and Illness, 35(4), 628-642.
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    2013 Maguire, A., Walls, R., Steen, N., Teasdale, L., Landes, D., Omid, N., . . . Zohoori, F. (2013). Urinary fluoride excretion in 6- to 7-year-olds ingesting milk containing 0.5 or 0.9 mg fluoride. Caries Research, 47(4), 291-298.
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    2013 Zohoori, F., Walls, R., Teasdale, L., Landes, D., Steen, I., Moynihan, P., . . . Maguire, A. (2013). Fractional urinary fluoride excretion of 6-7-year-old children attending schools in low-fluoride and naturally fluoridated areas in the UK. British Journal of Nutrition, 109(10), 1903-1909.
    DOI Scopus10 Europe PMC6
    2013 Iwasaki, M., Moynihan, P., Manz, M., Taylor, G., Yoshihara, A., Muramatsu, K., . . . Miyazaki, H. (2013). Dietary antioxidants and periodontal disease in community-based older Japanese: A 2-year follow-up study. Public Health Nutrition, 16(2), 330-338.
    DOI Scopus22 Europe PMC10
    2012 Zohoori, F., Moynihan, P., Omid, N., Abuhaloob, L., & Maguire, A. (2012). Impact of water fluoride concentration on the fluoride content of infant foods and drinks requiring preparation with liquids before feeding. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 40(5), 432-440.
    DOI Scopus18 Europe PMC8
    2012 Macdonald, A., Teal, G., Bamford, C., & Moynihan, P. (2012). Hospitalfoodie: An interprofessional case study of the redesign of the nutritional management and monitoring system for vulnerable older hospital patients. Quality in Primary Care, 20(3), 169-177.
    Scopus9 Europe PMC2
    2012 Kelly, S., Hyland, R., Ellis, J., Thomason, J., & Moynihan, P. (2012). Development of a patient-based questionnaire about emotional and social issues related to eating with dentures. Journal of Dentistry, 40(8), 678-685.
    DOI Scopus11 Europe PMC6
    2012 Walls, R., Zohoori, V., Teasdale, L., Landes, D., Steen, I., Moynihan, P., . . . Maguire, A. (2012). Compliance with school F-milk and non-F milk intake in 3 to 4 and 6 to 7 year old children. Community Dental Health, 29(2), 188-192.
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    2012 Maguire, A., Omid, N., Abuhaloob, L., Moynihan, P., & Zohoori, F. (2012). Fluoride content of Ready-to-Feed (RTF) infant food and drinks in the UK. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 40(1), 26-36.
    DOI Scopus11 Europe PMC4
    2012 Huew, R., Waterhouse, P., Moynihan, P., Kometa, S., & Maguire, A. (2012). Dental caries and its association with diet and dental erosion in Libyan schoolchildren. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 22(1), 68-76.
    DOI Scopus30 Europe PMC14
    2012 Bamford, C., Heaven, B., May, C., & Moynihan, P. (2012). Implementing nutrition guidelines for older people in residential care homes: a qualitative study using Normalization Process Theory. Implementation Science, 7(1), 106.
    DOI Scopus29 Europe PMC20
    2012 Moynihan, P., Elfeky, A., Ellis, J., Seal, C., Hyland, R., & Thomason, J. (2012). Do implant-supported dentures facilitate efficacy of eating more healthily?. Journal of Dentistry, 40(10), 843-850.
    DOI Scopus17 Europe PMC14
    2012 Huew, R., Waterhouse, P., Moynihan, P., & Maguire, A. (2012). Dental erosion among 12 year-old Libyan schoolchildren. Community Dental Health, 29(4), 279-283.
    DOI Scopus10 Europe PMC5
    2012 Moynihan, P., MacDonald, A., Teal, G., Methven, L., Heaven, B., & Bamford, C. (2012). Extending an approach to hospital malnutrition to community care. British Journal of Community Nursing, 17(12), 614-621.
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    2011 Huew, R., Waterhouse, P., Moynihan, P., & Maguire, A. (2011). Prevalence and severity of dental caries in Libyan schoolchildren. International Dental Journal, 61(4), 217-223.
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    2011 Preshaw, P., Walls, A., Jakubovics, N., Moynihan, P., Jepson, N., & Loewy, Z. (2011). Association of removable partial denture use with oral and systemic health. Journal of Dentistry, 39(11), 711-719.
    DOI Scopus61 Europe PMC36
    2011 Huew, R., Waterhouse, P., Moynihan, P., Kometa, S., & Maguire, A. (2011). Dental erosion and its association with diet in libyan schoolchildren. European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry, 12(5), 234-240.
    DOI Scopus13 Europe PMC5
    2011 Iwasaki, M., Manz, M., Moynihan, P., Yoshihara, A., Muramatsu, K., Watanabe, R., & Miyazaki, H. (2011). Relationship between saturated fatty acids and periodontal disease. Journal of Dental Research, 90(7), 861-867.
    DOI Scopus10 Europe PMC7
    2011 Iwasaki, M., Taylor, G., Moynihan, P., Yoshihara, A., Muramatsu, K., Watanabe, R., & Miyazaki, H. (2011). Dietary ratio of n-6 to n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and periodontal disease in community-based older Japanese: A 3-year follow-up study. Prostaglandins Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids, 85(2), 107-112.
    DOI Scopus18 Europe PMC11
    2011 Mavrommatis, Y., Moynihan, P., Gosney, M., & Methven, L. (2011). Hospital catering systems and their impact on the sensorial profile of foods provided to older patients in the UK. Appetite, 57(1), 14-20.
    DOI Scopus8 Europe PMC3
    2010 Iwasaki, M., Yoshihara, A., Moynihan, P., Watanabe, R., & MIYAZAKl, H. (2010). Dietary omega-3 fatty acid may control periodontal disease: Low dietary docosahexaenoic acid might be a significant risk factor of periodontal disease progression. Agro Food Industry Hi-Tech, 21(6), 34-37.
    2010 Murrell, S., Marshall, T., Moynihan, P., Qian, F., & Wefel, J. (2010). Comparison of in vitro erosion potentials between beverages available in the United Kingdom and the United States. Journal of Dentistry, 38(4), 284-289.
    DOI Scopus28 Europe PMC15
    2010 Iwasaki, M., Yoshihara, A., Moynihan, P., Watanabe, R., Taylor, G., & Miyazaki, H. (2010). Longitudinal relationship between dietary ω-3 fatty acids and periodontal disease. Nutrition, 26(11-12), 1105-1109.
    DOI Scopus36 Europe PMC25
    2010 Ellis, J., Elfeky, A., Moynihan, P., Seal, C., Hyland, R., & Thomason, M. (2010). The impact of dietary advice on edentulous adults' denture satisfaction and oral health-related quality of life 6 months after intervention. Clinical Oral Implants Research, 21(4), 386-391.
    DOI Scopus18 Europe PMC11
    2010 Speed, C., Heaven, B., Adamson, A., Bond, J., Corbett, S., Lake, A., . . . McColl, E. (2010). LIFELAX - diet and LIFEstyle versus LAXatives in the management of chronic constipation in older people: Randomised controlled trial. Health Technology Assessment, 14(52), 1-105.
    DOI Scopus17 Europe PMC7
    2009 Moynihan, P., Thomason, M., Walls, A., Gray-Donald, K., Morais, J., Ghanem, H., . . . Feine, J. (2009). Researching the impact of oral health on diet and nutritional status: Methodological issues. Journal of Dentistry, 37(4), 237-249.
    DOI Scopus44 Europe PMC28
    2009 Thomason, J., Feine, J., Exley, C., Moynihan, P., Müller, F., Naert, I., . . . Barker, D. (2009). Mandibular two implant-supported overdentures as the first choice standard of care for edentulous patients - The york consensus statement. British Dental Journal, 207(4), 185-186.
    DOI Scopus196 Europe PMC125
    2009 Auad, S., Waterhouse, P., Nunn, J., & Moynihan, P. (2009). Dental caries and its association with sociodemographics, erosion, and diet in schoolchildren from southeast Brazil. Pediatric Dentistry, 31(3), 229-235.
    Scopus46 Europe PMC24
    2009 Zohoori, V., Seal, C., Moynihan, P., Steen, I., & Maguire, A. (2009). The impact of fluoridated milks on the availability of trace elements in milk. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 89(4), 595-602.
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    2009 Hyland, R., Ellis, J., Thomason, M., El-Feky, A., & Moynihan, P. (2009). A qualitative study on patient perspectives of how conventional and implant-supported dentures affect eating. Journal of Dentistry, 37(9), 718-723.
    DOI Scopus41 Europe PMC21
    2008 Moynihan, P. (2008). Update on nutrition and periodontal disease. Quintessence International, 39(4), 326-330.
    Scopus4 Europe PMC2
    2008 Steen, I., Maguire, A., Moynihan, P., Zohoori, F., & Mathers, J. (2008). Letter to the editor [2]. Journal of Dental Research, 87(1), 8.
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    2008 Bradbury, J., Mulvaney, C., Adamson, A., Seal, C., Mathers, J., & Moynihan, P. (2008). Sources of total, non-milk extrinsic, and intrinsic and milk sugars in the diets of older adults living in sheltered accommodation. British Journal of Nutrition, 99(3), 649-652.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
    2008 Waterhouse, P., Auad, S., Nunn, J., Steen, I., & Moynihan, P. (2008). Diet and dental erosion in young people in south-east Brazil. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 18(5), 353-360.
    DOI Scopus39 Europe PMC24
    2008 Bradbury, J., Thomason, J., Jepson, N., Walls, A., Mulvaney, C., Allen, P., & Moynihan, P. (2008). Perceived chewing ability and intake of fruit and vegetables. Journal of Dental Research, 87(8), 720-725.
    DOI Scopus42 Europe PMC22
    2008 Kelly, S., & Moynihan, P. (2008). Attitudes and practices of dentists with respect to nutrition and periodontal health. British Dental Journal, 205(4), E9.
    DOI Scopus5 Europe PMC2
    2007 Rugg-Gunn, A., Fletcher, E., Matthews, J., Hackett, A., Moynihan, P., Kelly, S., . . . Adamson, A. (2007). Changes in consumption of sugars by English adolescents over 20 years. Public Health Nutrition, 10(4), 354-363.
    DOI Scopus29 Europe PMC29
    2007 Moynihan, P. (2007). The relationship between nutrition and systemic and oral well-being in older people. Journal of the American Dental Association, 138(4), 493-497.
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    2007 Moynihan, P. (2007). Foods and dietary factors that prevent dental caries. Quintessence International, 38(4), 320-324.
    Scopus5 Europe PMC3
    2007 Moynihan, P., Mulvaney, C., Adamson, A., Seal, C., Steen, N., Mathers, J., & Zohouri, F. (2007). The nutrition knowledge of older adults living in sheltered housing accommodation. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 20(5), 446-458.
    DOI Scopus15 Europe PMC5
    2007 Lake, A., Speed, C., Brookes, A., Heaven, B., Adamson, A., Moynihan, P., . . . McColl, E. (2007). Development of a series of patient information leaflets for constipation using a range of cognitive interview techniques: LIFELAX. BMC Health Services Research, 7(1), 3.
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    2007 Auad, S., & Moynihan, P. (2007). Diet and dental erosion. Quintessence International, 38(2), 130-133.
    Scopus4 Europe PMC2
    2007 Hyland, R., Wood, C., Adamson, A., Mathers, J., Hill, M., Seal, C., & Moynihan, P. (2007). Peer educators' perceptions of training for and implementing a community-based nutrition intervention for older adults. Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, 25(3-4), 147-171.
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    2007 Thomason, J., Moynihan, P., Steen, N., & Jepson, N. (2007). Time to survival for the restoration of the shortened lower dental arch. Journal of Dental Research, 86(7), 646-650.
    DOI Scopus40 Europe PMC28
    2007 Auad, S., Waterhouse, P., Nunn, J., Steen, N., & Moynihan, P. (2007). Dental erosion amongst 13- and 14-year-old Brazilian schoolchildren. International Dental Journal, 57(3), 161-167.
    DOI Scopus30 Europe PMC15
    2007 Maguire, A., Zohouri, F., Hindmarch, P., Hatts, J., & Moynihan, P. (2007). Fluoride intake and urinary excretion in 6- to 7-year-old children living in optimally, sub-optimally and non-fluoridated areas. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 35(6), 479-488.
    DOI Scopus38 Europe PMC25
    2006 Lang, B., & Moynihan, P. (2006). The weaning diet: Promoting growth while safeguarding dental health. Quintessence International, 37(8), 632-636.
    2006 Zohouri, F., Swinbank, C., Maguire, A., & Moynihan, P. (2006). Is the fluoride/creatinine ratio of a spot urine sample indicative of 24-h urinary fluoride?. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 34(2), 130-138.
    DOI Scopus28 Europe PMC17
    2006 Hyland, R., Stacy, R., Adamson, A., & Moynihan, P. (2006). Nutrition-related health promotion through an after-school project: The responses of children and their families. Social Science and Medicine, 62(3), 758-768.
    DOI Scopus36 Europe PMC13
    2006 Moynihan, P. (2006). Dietary therapy in chronically sick children: Dental health considerations. Quintessence International, 37(6), 444-448.
    Scopus7 Europe PMC3
    2006 Bradbury, J., Thomason, J., Jepson, N., Walls, A., Allen, P., & Moynihan, P. (2006). Nutrition counseling increases fruit and vegetable intake in the edentulous. Journal of Dental Research, 85(5), 463-468.
    DOI Scopus71 Europe PMC49
    2006 Zohouri, F., Maguire, A., & Moynihan, P. (2006). Sources of dietary fluoride intake in 6-7-year-old English children receiving optimally, sub-optimally, and non-fluoridated water. Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 66(4), 227-234.
    DOI Scopus15 Europe PMC12
    2005 Moynihan, P. (2005). The role of diet and nutrition in the etiology and prevention of oral diseases. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 83(9), 694-699.
    Scopus108 Europe PMC54
    2005 Kelly, S., Summerbell, C., Rugg-Gunn, A., Adamson, A., Fletcher, E., & Moynihan, P. (2005). Comparison of methods to estimate non-milk extrinsic sugars and their application to sugars in the diet of young adolescents. British Journal of Nutrition, 94(1), 114-124.
    DOI Scopus22 Europe PMC19
    2005 Maguire, A., Zohouri, F., Mathers, J., Steen, I., Hindmarch, P., & Moynihan, P. (2005). Bioavailability of fluoride in drinking water: A human experimental study. Journal of Dental Research, 84(11), 989-993.
    DOI Scopus24 Europe PMC9
    2004 Fletcher, E., Rugg-Gunn, A., Matthews, J., Hackett, A., Moynihan, P., Mathers, J., & Adamson, A. (2004). Changes over 20 years in macronutrient intake and body mass index in 11- to 12-year-old adolescents living in Northumberland. British Journal of Nutrition, 92(2), 321-333.
    DOI Scopus25 Europe PMC22
    2004 Moynihan, P., & Petersen, P. (2004). Diet, nutrition and the prevention of dental diseases. Public Health Nutrition, 7(1 A), 201-226.
    DOI Scopus322 Europe PMC161
    2004 Zohouri, F., Rugg-Gunn, A., Fletcher, E., Hackett, A., Moynihan, P., Mathers, J., & Adamson, A. (2004). Changes in water intake of Northumbrian adolescents 1980 to 2000. British Dental Journal, 196(9), 547-552.
    DOI Scopus9 Europe PMC6
    2003 Moynihan, P., Hovius, M., & Attström, R. (2003). Nutritional impact in oral health promotion [Report]. Oral Health and Preventive Dentistry, 1(Suppl. 1), 403-405.
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    2003 Stillman-Lowe, C., & Moynihan, P. (2003). Fruit juice and dried fruit - Healthy choices or not? [1] (multiple letters). British Dental Journal, 194(8), 408.
    Scopus2
    2003 Lingström, P., & Moynihan, P. (2003). Nutrition, saliva, and oral health. Nutrition, 19(6), 567-569.
    DOI Scopus39 Europe PMC25
    2003 Kelly, S., Moynihan, P., Rugg-Gunn, A., & Summerbell, C. (2003). Review of methods used to estimate non-milk extrinsic sugars. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 16(1), 27-38.
    DOI Scopus14 Europe PMC8
    2003 Jepson, N., Allen, F., Moynihan, P., Kelly, P., & Thomason, M. (2003). Patient satisfaction following restoration of shortened mandibular dental arches in a randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Prosthodontics, 16(4), 409-414.
    Scopus64 Europe PMC47
    2003 Moynihan, P. (2003). Nutritional impact in oral health promotion. Oral Health and Preventive Dentistry, 1(Suppl. 1), 385-402.
    DOI Scopus5 Europe PMC2
    2003 Zohouri, F., Maguire, A., & Moynihan, P. (2003). Fluoride content of still bottled waters available in the North-East of England, UK. British Dental Journal, 195(9), 515-518.
    DOI Scopus34 Europe PMC16
    2002 Moynihan, P., Lussi, A., Jaeggi, T., & Schaffner, M. (2002). Diet and dental erosion. Nutrition, 18(9), 780-781.
    DOI Scopus29 Europe PMC17
    2002 Moynihan, P. (2002). Dietary advice in dental practice. British Dental Journal, 193(10), 563-568.
    DOI Scopus68 Europe PMC33
    2002 Anderson, A., Bell, A., Adamson, A., & Moynihan, P. (2002). A questionnaire assessment of nutrition knowledge - Validity and reliability issues. Public Health Nutrition, 5(3), 497-503.
    DOI Scopus33 Europe PMC13
    2001 Moynihan, P., Rugg-Gunn, A., Butler, T., & Adamson, A. (2001). Dietary intake of folate by adolescents and the potential effect of flour fortification with folic acid. British Journal of Nutrition, 86(4), 529-534.
    DOI Scopus8 Europe PMC3
    2001 Moynihan, P., & Bradbury, J. (2001). Compromised dental function and nutrition. Nutrition, 17(2), 177-178.
    DOI Scopus30 Europe PMC23
    2000 Moynihan, P. (2000). Foods and factors that protect against dental caries. Nutrition Bulletin, 25(4), 281-286.
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    2000 Walls, A., Steele, J., Sheiham, A., Marcenes, W., & Moynihan, P. (2000). Oral health and nutrition in older people. Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 60(4), 304-307.
    DOI Scopus95 Europe PMC64
    2000 Moynihan, P. (2000). The british nutrition foundation oral task force report - Issues relevant to dental health professionals. British Dental Journal, 188(6), 308-312.
    DOI Scopus15 Europe PMC8
    2000 Moynihan, P., Butler, T., Thomason, J., & Jepson, N. (2000). Nutrient intake in partially dentate patients: The effect of prosthetic rehabilitation. Journal of Dentistry, 28(8), 557-563.
    DOI Scopus55 Europe PMC37
    1999 Moynihan, P., Ferrier, S., & Jenkins, G. (1999). The cariostatic potential of cheese: Cooked cheese-containing meals increase plaque calcium concentration. British Dental Journal, 187(12), 664-667.
    DOI Scopus32 Europe PMC12
    1998 Moynihan, P., Ferrier, S., Blomley, S., Wright, W., & Russell, R. (1998). Acid production from lactulose by dental plaque bacteria. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 27(3), 173-177.
    DOI Scopus5 Europe PMC3
    1998 Moynihan, P. (1998). Update on the nomenclature of carbohydrates and their dental effects. Journal of Dentistry, 26(3), 209-218.
    DOI Scopus47 Europe PMC23
    1998 Hitchings, E., & Moynihan, P. (1998). The relationship between television food advertisements recalled and actual foods consumed by children. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 11(6), 511-517.
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    1996 Moynihan, P., Wright, W., & Walton, A. (1996). A comparison of the relative acidogenic potential of infant milk and soya infant formula: A plaque pH study. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 6(3), 177-181.
    DOI Scopus8 Europe PMC3
    1996 Moynihan, P., Gould, M., Huntley, N., & Thorman, S. (1996). Effect of glucose polymers in water, milk and a milk substitute on plaque pH in vitro. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 6(1), 19-24.
    DOI Scopus24 Europe PMC9
    1996 Moynihan, P., & Holt, R. (1996). The national diet and nutrition survey of 1.5 to 4.5 year old children: Summary of the findings of the dental survey. British Dental Journal, 181(9), 328-332.
    DOI Scopus43 Europe PMC24
    1996 Moynihan, P., Adamson, A., Rugg-Gunn, A., Appleton, D., & Butler, T. (1996). Dietary sources of calcium and the contribution of flour fortification to total calcium intake in the diets of Northumbrian adolescents. British Journal of Nutrition, 75(3), 495-505.
    DOI Scopus20 Europe PMC9
    1996 Holt, R., & Moynihan, P. (1996). The weaning diet and dental health. British Dental Journal, 181(7), 254-259.
    DOI Scopus6 Europe PMC4
    1995 Moynihan, P. (1995). The Relationship between Diet, Nutrition and Dental Health: An Overview and Update for the 90S. Nutrition Research Reviews, 8(1), 193-224.
    DOI Scopus20
    1994 Moynihan, P., Anderson, C., Adamson, A., Rugg Gunn, A., Appleton, D., & Butler, T. (1994). Dietary sources of iron in English adolescents. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 7(3), 225-230.
    DOI Scopus5
    1994 Moynihan, P., Snow, S., Jepson, N., & Butler, T. (1994). Intake of non-starch polysaccharide (dietary fibre) in edentulous and dentate persons: An observational study. British Dental Journal, 177(7), 243-247.
    DOI Scopus34 Europe PMC26
    1993 Moynihan, P., Adamson, A., Skinner, R., Rugg Gunn, A., Appleton, D., & Butler, T. (1993). The intake of nutrients by Northumbrian adolescents from one‐parent families and from unemployed families. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 6(5), 433-441.
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    1986 Rugg-Gunn, A., Hackett, A., Appleton, D., & Moynihan, P. (1986). The dietary intake of added and natural sugars in 405 English adolescents.. Human nutrition. Applied nutrition, 40(2), 115-124.
    Scopus22 Europe PMC3
  • Books

    Year Citation
    2003 Amine, E., Baba, N., Belhadj, M., Deurenberg-Yap, M., Djazayery, A., Forrestre, T., . . . Yach, D. (2003). Diet, nutrition and the prevention of chronic diseases.
    Scopus573
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2014 Moynihan, P., Cappelli, D., & Mobley, C. (2014). Oral consequences of compromised nutritional well-being. In R. Touger-Decker, C. Mobley, & J. B. Epstein (Eds.), Nutrition and Oral Medicine (2 ed., pp. 111-127). Humana Press.
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    2014 Thompson, J., Peace, S., Astell, A., Moynihan, P., & Macdonald, A. (2014). Food environments: From home to hospital. In A. Walker (Ed.), The New Science of Ageing (pp. 155-179). University of Bristol, Bristol: Policy Press.
    Scopus3
    2013 Moynihan, P., Bradbury, J., & Müller, F. (2013). Dietary Consequences of Oral Health in Frail Elders. In Oral Healthcare and the Frail Elder: A Clinical Perspective (pp. 73-94).
    DOI Scopus3
    2013 Moynihan, P. (2013). The Role of Diet in the Prevention of Dental Diseases. In Comprehensive Preventive Dentistry (pp. 99-114).
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    2009 Moynihan, P. (2009). Nutrition and its effect on oral health and disease. In Food Constituents and Oral Health: Current Status and Future Prospects (pp. 83-99).
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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2013 Comber, R., Hoonhout, J., Van Halteren, A., Moynihan, P., & Olivier, P. (2013). Food practices as situated action: Exploring and designing for everyday food practices with households. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings (pp. 2457-2466).
    DOI Scopus26
    2012 Comber, R., Weeden, J., Hoare, J., Lindsay, S., Teal, G., MacDonald, A., . . . Olivier, P. (2012). Supporting visual assessment of food and nutrient intake in a clinical care setting. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings (pp. 919-922).
    DOI Scopus8
    2011 Wagner, J., Van Halteren, A., Hoonhout, J., Ploetz, T., Pham, C., Moynihan, P., . . . Olivier, P. (2011). Towards a pervasive kitchen infrastructure for measuring cooking competence. In 2011 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare and Workshops, PervasiveHealth 2011 (pp. 107-114).
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    2010 Linehan, C., Doughty, M., Lawson, S., Kirman, B., Olivier, P., & Moynihan, P. (2010). Tagliatelle: Social tagging to encourage healthier eating. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings (pp. 3331-3336).
    DOI Scopus13
    2005 Moynihan, P. (2005). The interrelationship between diet and oral health. In Proceedings of the Nutrition Society Vol. 64 (pp. 571-580). England.
    DOI Scopus42 Europe PMC19
    2002 Moynihan, P. (2002). Overview of presentations at the international association for dental research: Chiba, Japan, June 2001. In Nutrition Vol. 18 (pp. 205-206). United States.
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Teaching experience
  • I have 27 years experience in teaching undergraduate students from the disciplines of Dentistry, Nutrition and Biomedical Sciences in areas related to Nutrition and Oral Health. 
  • I have taught on Masters Degrees in Clinical Ageing and Masters of Medical Science on Nutrition and Oral Health in Older People.
  • I have served as external examiner for the Masters of Medical Science and Post Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition, Sheffield University UK (2011-2015).
  • I have served as external examiner for the Bachelor of Dental Surgery, first year Biochemistry course at Kings College London UK (1998-2002).
  • I have served as external examiner for PhD candidates from UK, Norway, Sweden, Mauritius and Australia.
Postgraduate research students

I have supervised 15 PhD students (9 international) and one MPhil (international) and two Masters of Clinical Dentistry (international).

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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2019 - ongoing President IADR International Assocation for Dental Research United States
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2018 - 2019 Board Member International Association for Dental Research President Elect of IADR United States
    2017 - 2018 Vice-President International Association for Dental Research IADR United States
    2017 - ongoing Board Member International Assocation for Dental Research IADR United States
    2017 - 2020 Member European Food Safety Authority Working Group European Food Safety Authority United Kingdom
    2017 - ongoing Member Public Health England (Government Agency) Working Group updating the Evidence Based Dentistry Toolkit ‘Delivering Better Oral Health Public Health England (Government Agency) United Kingdom
    2017 - 2019 Member National Osteoporosis Society Working Group on Optimising Nutrition and Hydration in Care Homes for Older People National Osteoporosis Society Working Group United Kingdom
    2017 - 2019 President Geriatric Oral Research Group of IADR IADR United Kingdom
    2016 - 2017 President Geriatric Oral Research Group of IADR IADR United Kingdom
    2016 - ongoing Member Working group of international experts compiling a WHO manual on the prevention and treatment of early childhood caries, leading on matters relating to nutrition and infant feeding; World Health Organisation United Kingdom
    2015 - ongoing Member Scientific Committee of the World Dental Federation (FDI) on the Federation’s Policy on Sugars World Dental Federation (FDI) United Kingdom
    2013 - 2016 Member Management Committee of the British Division of IADR British Division of IADR United Kingdom
    2010 - 2014 Representative IADR Council Representative for the Nutrition Research Group IADR United Kingdom
    2001 - 2002 President Nutrition Research Group of IADR. IADR United Kingdom
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2013 - ongoing United Kingdom Government The Department of Health and British Association Health services and related United Kingdom
    2008 - ongoing United Kingdom Governemnt Department of Health Health services and related United Kingdom
    2007 - ongoing World Health Organisation (Geneva), World Dental Federation (Switzerland) and IADR (US) World Health Organisation (Geneva), World Dental Federation (Switzerland) and IADR (US) Health services and related United States
    2006 - ongoing The NHS Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network National Health Service Health services and related United Kingdom
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Member Journal of Dental IADR United Kingdom
    2010 - ongoing Member Gerodontology Gerodontology United Kingdom
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Oral health strategy and integrating oral health with general health through sugars reduction in schools Work Health Organisation
    2016 - ongoing Oral health and starch during the process of updating the WHO Guideline on carbohydrates World Health Organisation
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2016 - ongoing Position Paper on Sugars and Dental Health for the dental profession (published 2018) Advice World Health Organisation
    2016 - ongoing Contribute to a WHO Fact Sheet on Sugars and Oral health aimed at national policy makers world wide (published May 2018) Advice World Health Organisation
    2010 - 2015 External expert advisor Advice World Health Organisation United Kingdom
  • Position: Director, Food and Health
  • Phone: 83133073
  • Email: paula.moynihan@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences
  • Org Unit: The University of Adelaide

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