Member profile

Dr Oonagh Markey

Last updated: 07 November 2023


Dr Oonagh Markey is a Senior Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences at the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Reading. She has been a Registered Nutritionist (Nutrition Science) through affiliation with the Association for Nutrition since 2014.

Dr Markey’s research focuses primarily on understanding the impact of whole foods/dietary components (including the dairy (food) matrix and its associated bioactive components) and agricultural-based reformulation initiatives on human cardiometabolic disease risk markers, with emphasis on vascular function, blood lipids and lipoproteins, and inflammation. Her research aims to provide scientific evidence relevant to public policy for cardiovascular disease prevention and the food industry.

Dr Markey sits on The Nutrition Society’s Science Committee and leads their ‘Nutrition in the Treatment, Management and Prevention of Disease’ Theme. She serves on the Journal of Nutrition’s Editorial Board. She recently joined the European Food Safety Authority’s Scientific and Technical Support Scheme, as an expert in ‘Nutrient risk assessment methodologies’.

Register of Interests



Category of Interest Organisation/body and nature of interest (period)
Direct employment Loughborough University - since 2016
Other fee-paid work from relevant organisations or consultancies

Member, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Scientific and Technical Support Scheme – since 2023

Membership, affiliation, trusteeships or decision-making position with relevant organisations

Member and secretary, Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS) Working Group – since 2022

Editorial Board, Journal of Nutrition – since 2021, no remuneration

Science Committee Member, The Nutrition Society – since 2021

Member, Food Standards Agency Register of Specialists – since 2019

Member, Nutrition Society – since 2007

Member, American Society for Nutrition – since 2014



Category of Interest

Organisation/body and nature of interest (period)

Indirect financial or non-financial support from relevant organisations

Arla Food Ingredients, indirect financial or non-financial support, including product-in-kind (since 2022)


Historical Interests


Category of Interest Organisation/body and nature of interest (period)

Direct employment

University of Reading (2012-2016)

Other fee-paid work from relevant organisations, consultancies

Grant reviewer, Newton Fund Institutional Links (Biological and Medical Sciences panel) (2018-2020)

Portfolio Registration Assessor, Association for Nutrition (2017-2021)