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Dr Emma Derbyshire is an award-winning health and nutrition writer.  She is the author of the successful academic text  “Nutrition in the Childbearing Years” published by Wiley Blackwell which sold internationally.  She has further published in over 150 prestigious and popular journals, with many of these receiving top citation/impact metrics and being cited widely in media sectors.

A selection of Dr Emma's nutrition publications can be found below.

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 Choline and Neurodevelopment: ADHD, ASD, and Dyslexia Focus

June 2023

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Setting the Record Straight on Pistachio Nut Protein Quality

April 2023

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Food for our Future: A Symposium Review

April 2023

HUMAN HEALTH (Lung, Cognitive, Immune, Gut and others)
  • Derbyshire EJ & Calder PC (2022) Nutrition, Immunity and Lung Health: Time to Take Center Stage. Frontiers ebook.

  • Derbyshire EJ & Calder P (2021) Bronchiectasis – Could Immunonutrition Have a Role to Play in Future Management? Frontiers in Nutrition, Nutritional Immunology.  Volume 8, Article 652410.

  • Derbyshire EJ and Calder P (2021) Respiratory Tract Infections and Antibiotic Resistance: A Protective Role for Vitamin D? Frontiers in Nutrition. Nutritional Immunology.  Volume 8, Article 652469.

  • Derbyshire EJ & Delange J (2020) COVID-19 – Is there a Role for Immunonutrition in the Over 65s? BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health 0:1–6. doi:10.1136/bmjnph-2020-000071.

  • Derbyshire EJ (2019) Could we be Overlooking a Potential Choline Crisis in the United Kingdom.  BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health pp:1–4.

  • Bond T and Derbyshire E (2019) Tea Compounds and the Gut Microbiome: Findings from Trials and Mechanistic Studies. Nutrients 11(10), pp:2364.

  • Derbyshire EJ (2018) Brain Health across the Lifespan: A Systematic Review on the Role of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements. Nutrients 10(8), pp:1094.

  • Higgs J, Derbyshire E, Styles K (2017) Nutrition and osteoporosis prevention for the orthopaedic surgeon: a wholefoods approach. EFFORT Open Reviews 2:300-308.

  • Ruxton CH, Derbyshire EJ, Toribio-Mateas M (2015) Role of fatty acids and micronutrients in healthy ageing: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials set in the context of European dietary surveys of older adults. J Hum Nutr Diet 29(3):308-24.

  • Obeid R, Derbyshire E, Schön C (2022) Association of maternal choline supply and foetal brain development and child neurocognition; systematic review and meta-analysis of human studies. Adv Nutr 13(6):2445-2457.

  • D’Helft J, Caccialanza R, Derbyshire EJ (2022) Relevance of ω-6 GLA Added to ω-3 PUFAs Supplements for ADHD: A Narrative Review. Nutrients 14, 3273.

  • Derbyshire EJ (2021) Fungal Protein with Fibre.  Can Quorn’s mycoprotein Contribute to Children’s Fibre Intakes? Complete Nutrition.

  • Derbyshire E, Obeid R & Schön C (2021) Habitual Choline Intakes Across the Childbearing Years: A Review. Nutrients 13(12): 4390.

  • Derbyshire EJ & Obeid R (2020) Choline, Neurological Development and Brain Function: A Systematic Review Focusing on the First 1000 Days.  Nutrients Journal 12(6), pp:1731.

  • Caudill MA, Obeid R & Derbyshire E (2020) Building better babies: should choline supplementation be recommended for pregnant and lactating mothers? Literature overview and expert panel consensus.  European Gynaecology and Obstetrics 2(3), pp:149-61.

  • Derbyshire EJ (2017) Do Omega-3/6 Fatty Acids Have a Therapeutic Role in Children and Young People with ADHD? Journal of Lipids Article ID 6285218, 9 pages.

  • Derbyshire EJ (2019) Nutrition, Foetal Health and Pregnancy. In: Clinical Reproductive Science.  Wiley-Blackwell. [Book Chapter].

  • Kirby A & Derbyshire E (2018) Omega-3/6 Fatty Acids and Learning in Children and Young People: A Review of Randomised Controlled Trials Published in the Last 5 Years. Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences 8:2.

  • Derbyshire EJ (2017) Do Omega-3/6 Fatty Acids Have a Therapeutic Role in Children and Young People with ADHD? Journal of Lipids Article ID 6285218, 9 pages.

  • Ruxton CHS & Derbyshire EJ (2015) Diet therapies for ADHD. NHD Mag Issue 100: 31-34.

  • Ruxton CHS & Derbyshire EJ (2014) Strategies to encourage healthy eating among children and young adults. Primary Health Care 24(5): 33-41.

  • Chadwick H & Derbyshire EJ (2013) Choline – Emerging interest and potential roles in pregnancy. Complete Nutrition 13(4): 5-7.

  • Ruxton C & Derbyshire EJ (2013) Fatty acids in the management of ADHD. Complete Nutrition 14(4): 85-87.

  • Derbyshire EJ (2013) Hydration and Children. Journal of Family Health Care 23(5): 34-36.

  • Derbyshire EJ (2012) Correct timing of folic acid supplementation during pregnancy. British Journal of Midwifery (Invited Paper: Special Edition) 20(11) pp:74-78.

  • Derbyshire EJ (2012) Folate, folic acid and 5-methyltetrahydrofolate and their roles in pregnancy. Complete Nutrition. 12(4) pp:40-42.

  • Granier RM & Derbyshire EJ (2012) Knowledge and use of folic acid before and during pregnancy: what the trend? Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology pp: 41.

  • Ruxton CHS & Derbyshire EJ (2010) Women’s diet quality in the UK. Nutrition Bulletin (Journal of the British Nutrition Foundation) 35 pp:126-37.

  • Granier RM & Derbyshire EJ (2012) Knowledge and use of folic acid before and during pregnancy: what the trend? Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology pp: 41.

  • Bokhari F, Derbyshire EJ, Li W, Brennan CS (2012) A randomized trial investigating an iron-rich bread as a prophylaxis against iron deficiency in pregnancy. International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition 63(4): 461-7.

  • Bokhari F, Derbyshire EJ, Li W, Brennan CS (2012) Can an iron-rich staple food help women to achieve dietary targets in pregnancy? International Journal of Food Science & Nutrition 63(2):199-207.

  • Bokhari F, Derbyshire EJ, Li W, Brennan CS (2012) A study to establish whether food-based approaches can improve serum iron levels in child-bearing aged women. Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics 25(1): 95-100.

  • Hermoso M, Vollhardt C, Bergmann K, Koletzko B and the EURRECA Scientific Panel (2011) Critical Micronutrients in Pregnancy, Lactation, and Infancy: Considerations on Vitamin D, Folic Acid, and Iron, and Priorities for Future Research. Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism 59: 5-9.

  • Derbyshire EJ (2011) Nutrition in the Childbearing Years. Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford. [Book].

  • Ruxton CHS & Derbyshire EJ (2010) Women’s diet quality in the UK. Nutrition Bulletin (Journal of the British Nutrition Foundation) 35 pp:126-37.

  • Derbyshire EJ, Brennan C, Li W & Bokhari F (2010) Iron deficiency – is there a role for the food industry? International Journal of Food Science & Technology 45(12): 2443-2448.

  • Derbyshire EJ (2009) Habitual micronutrient intakes throughout and after pregnancy. Journal of Maternal and Child Nutrition 110(11) pp:119-132.

  • Derbyshire EJ (2008) Dietary factors in the aetiology of postnatal depression.  Nutrition Bulletin (Journal of the British Nutrition Foundation) 33(3) pp:162-168.

  • Derbyshire, EJ, Wall BT, Stephens FB & Theobald H (2023) Food for our Future: The Nutritional Science Behind the Sustainable Fungal Protein – Mycoprotein. A Symposium Review. Journal of Nutritional Science J Nutr Sci12:e44.

  • Derbyshire E, Higgs J, Feeney MY & Carughi A (2023) Believe It or ‘Nut’: Why It Is Time to Set the Record Straight on Nut Protein Quality: Pistachio (Pistacia vera L.) Focus. Nutrients 15, 2158.

  • Derbyshire EJ (2022) Fungal-Derived Mycoprotein and Health across the Lifespan: A Narrative Review. Journal of Fungi 8, 653.

  • Derbyshire EJ (2022) Food-Based Dietary Guidelines and Protein Quality Definitions – Time to Move Forward and Encompass Mycoprotein? Foods 11(5): 647.

  • Derbyshire EJ & Delange J (2021) Fungal Protein – What is It and What Is the Health Evidence? A Systematic Review Focusing on Mycoprotein. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems.  Volume 5 pp:1-14.

  • Derbyshire EJ (2020) Is There Scope for a Novel Mycelium Category of Proteins alongside Animals and Plants? Foods Journal 9(9).

  • Derbyshire EJ, Mason P, Delange J, Wall B & Finnigan T (2020) Protein Guidelines. Why the Time is Right for an Update.  White paper Report.

  • Derbyshire EJ (2020) Protein Guidance – Is It Time for an Update? Dietetics Today, Member Focus pp:22-24. 

  • Derbyshire EJ & Ayoob KT (2019) Mycoprotein: Nutritional and Health Properties. Nutrition Today Volume 54, Number 1 pp:1-9.

  • Derbyshire EJ (2017) Flexitarian Diets and Health: A Review of the Evidence-Based Literature. Frontiers in Nutrition Volume 33, Article 55 pp:1-8.

  • Derbyshire EJ (2017) Palm Oil: Feeding the Next Generation on Unethical Oils? NHD Mag Issue 120 pp:34-36.

  • Lane KE, Li W, Smith CJ & Derbyshire EJ (2016) The development of vegetarian omega-3 oil in water nanoemulsions suitable for integration into functional food products. Journal of Functional Foods 23 pp:306-314.

  • Derbyshire EJ (2015) Mycoprotein: Nutritional, Health and Environmental Perspectives Issue 109 pp:33-36.

  • Lane K, Li W, Smith CS & Derbyshire EJ (2014) The bioavailability of an omega-3-rich algal oil is improved by nanoemulsion technology using yoghurt as a food vehicle. International Journal of Food Science & Technology 49(5): 1264-71.


  • Derbyshire EJ & Finnigan TJA (2021) Chapter 16. Mycoprotein: A futuristic portrayal. In: Future Foods: Global trends, Opportunities, and Sustainability Challenges. Eds Bhat R, Elsevier Publishing.

  • Derbyshire EJ & Delange J (2021) Chapter 2: The nutritional value of whole pulses and pulse fractions. In: Pulse Foods: Processing, Quality & Nutraceutical Application. Eds Tiwari B et al.,  Elsevier Publishing. [Book Chapter].

  • Bond T and Derbyshire EJ (2020) Black Tea Flavonoids: A Focus on Thearubigins and their Potential Roles in Diet and Health.  Nutrition and Food Technology 6(2): pp1-8.

  • Etheridge CJ & Derbyshire EJ (2020) Hibiscus Tea and Health: A Scoping Review of Scientific Evidence.  Nutrition and Food Technology 6 (2): pp:1-8.

  • Bond T & Derbyshire EJ (2020) Rooibos Tea and Health: A Systematic Review of the Evidence from the Last Two Decades. Nutrition and Food Technology 6(1): pp:1-11.

  • Derbyshire EJ (2020) Aronia Berries – Nutritional Composition and Health Research.  Complete Nutrition Vol. 20, No. 3 pp:39-41.

  • Etheridge CJ & Derbyshire EJ (2020) Herbal Infusions and Health. A Review of Findings from Human Studies, Mechanisms and Future Research Directions. Nutrition and Food Science 50(5) pp:969-985.

  • Derbyshire EJ (2019) Oily Fish and Omega-3s Across the Life Stages: A Focus on Intakes and Future Directions. Frontiers in Clinical Nutrition Volume 6, 165 pp:1-10.

  • Derbyshire E (2019) Are all ‘ultra-processed’ foods nutritional demons? A commentary and nutritional profiling analysis. Trends in Food Science & Technology Volume 94 pp: 98-104.

  • Derbyshire EJ (2019) White Potatoes and Health: An Update of the Evidence. Complete Nutrition Vol. 11, No. 1 pp: 34-36.

  • Derbyshire EJ (2018) Sweet cherries: A review of their health properties.  Complete Nutrition Vol.10 No.2 pp:62-64.

  • Derbyshire EJ (2018) The re-emergence of sweeteners & their potential role in sugar reduction. Complete Nutrition Vol.9 No.3 pp:59-62.

  • Derbyshire EJ (2018) Ginseng and Health. Where are we with the evidence? Complete Nutrition Vol.10 No.2 pp:24-27.

  • Derbyshire E (2017) Beetroot. What’s the evidence-base when it comes to health? Complete Nutrition CN Vol.17 No.4 pp:40-43.

  • Whiting S, Derbyshire EJ, Tiwari B (2012) Capsaicinoids and capsinoids. A potential role for weight management? A systematic review of the evidence. Appetite 59(2):341-348.

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