Dr Anne Payne

Dr Anne Payne


School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)



  • Professional Lead in Nutrition & Dietetics




Professional membership

  • British Dietetic Association
  • The Nutrition Society
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Roles on external bodies


  • Member of Education Board of the British Dietetic Association from Nov 2009
  • Chair of HEI Group, British Dietetic Association, from October 2015



Teaching interests


  • Clinical dietetics
  • Nutrition in neurological conditions
  • Nutrition in childhood
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Nutritional research methodology

Staff serving as external examiners


  • External Examiner to Leeds Metropolitan University, for BSc (Hon) Human Nutrition & Dietetics, from 2005-2009.
  • External Examiner in Nutrition for Coventry University from academic session 2010-2014
  • External Examiner In Dietetics for Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, 2015 ongoing


Research interests

  • Research supervisor for students of MSc Paediatric Dietetic located nationally and internationally, undertaking this partnership programme with the Paediatric Group of the British Dietetic Association
  • Director of Studies for 2 PhD students: (1) Management of phenylketonuria (PKU) (2) Management of paediatric food allergy.
  • BDA GET award (2017-2018) for joint Plymouth University/ NHS Trust feasibility study investigating dietetic outcome measures.

Other research


  • Director of Studies for PhD investigating obesity in girls in Saudi Arabia, completed 2017.
  • Director of Studies for PhD investigating the relationship between disability and nutritional status in Multiple Sclerosis (funded by Glasgow Caledonian University), completed 2010
  • Research nutritionist for ‘Factors influencing clinical management in diabetic children’ (in collaboration with Dept. Psychology, Queen Margaret University College). A 3 year study from 2001 – 2004. Funded by the Scottish Executive.

Cardiovascular Research Unit, University of Edinburgh (1993 – 1996)

  • The relationship between antioxidant intake, fatty acid intake and biochemical measures of oxidative stress. A 3 year study that involved 10 couples who provided 7 x 7-day weighed dietary records over an 18 month period.
  • Nutritional and Health Impact of trans-Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in European Populations, the TRANSLinE Study.
  • The influence of a diet high in polyunsaturated fatty acids on the activity of the delta-6-desaturase enzyme in man.
  • The bioavailability of Lipid Oxidation Products in Man.
  • The acceptability of the Mediterranean diet to Scottish patients surviving a myocardial infarction: The Monklands Pilot Study.

Department of Child Life and Health, The University of Edinburgh (1991 – 1993)

  • An investigation of the relationship between energy expenditure, diet, growth and the blood lipid profile in childhood. The protocol for this work was designed to follow-on from my PhD thesis. It was funded by the Scottish Executive and obtained a ‘Highly Satisfactory’ rating on completion.

Department Child Life and Health, The University of Edinburgh (PhD 1987 – 1991)

  • Nutrient intake and growth in pre-school children. This research obtained joint funding from The British Heart Foundation, Dairy Council and the Carnegie Trust.




Bremner S & Payne A (2019) Cross-sectional survey exploring the use of blended diet for tube-fed patients. JHND; 32 Issue 1 S1: 38-45 (Winner of BDA Research Symposium 2018 Paediatric prize).

Allan K, Taylor S & Payne A (2019) A retrospective service evaluation of whether nasal bridles improve nutritional delivery in critically ill adults patients. JHND 32 Issue S1 (Winner of BDA Research Symposium 2018 Service Evaluation prize).

Alhiabi HS & Payne A (2018) The impact of Skipping Breakfast on the Body Weight of Children and Young People in Saudia Arabia: A systematic Review. Arab Journal of Nutrition and Exercise3 (3): 67-104, DOI 10.1852/ajne.v3i3.3588

Allen K, Taylor S and Payne (2018) Do nasal bridles improve nutritional delivery in patients with feeding tubes? British Journal of Nursing 27(4): 2-3

Yadrick, M, Payne A and Dittloff M (2018) Keeping track of patient outcomes, let ANDHII do the work. Letter to US Dietetic Managers. American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Newsletter (July, 2018).

Al-Katube R, Payne A, de Looy A and Rees GA (2017) A comparison of nutritional intake and daily physical activity of girls aged 8 -11 years old in Makkah, Saudia Arabia, according to weight status. BMC Public Health 17: 592.

Petersen D,Shaw V & Payne A (2014) Current practices in paediatric surgicalcentres across the United Kingdom regarding the monitoring and supplementationof sodium in surgical infants and children. Oral presentation at ESPGHAN, June2014.

Davey T,Lilley N, Caffery B, Kind E, Buckley D, White D, Payne A and FallowfieldJL (2013) The relationship between dairy intake and training outcomes in RoyalMarine Recruits. Proceedings of theNutrition Society 72 (OCE4), E242 doi:10.1017/S002966511300267X

Davey T,Lilley N, Caffery B, Kind E, Buckley D, White D, Payne A and FallowfieldJL (2013) The relationship between fruit and vegetable intake and trainingoutcomes in Royal Marine Recruits. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 72 (OCE4), E244 doi:10.1017/S0029665113002693

Epps S,Schmid A & Payne A (2013) Evaluation of a community weightmanagement service. NHD The Dietitians Magazine, 86, p7-10.

Chisholm V, Atkinson L, Donaldson C, Bayrami L, Noyes K, Payne A& Kelnar C (2012) An exploratory study of positive and incongruentcommunication in young children with type 1 diabetes and their mothers. ChildCare Health Dev., 40, 1,85–94

Chisholm V,Atkinson L, Donaldson C, Noyes K, Payne A & Kelnar C (2011) Maternalcommunication style, problem-solving and dietary adherence in young childrenwith type 1 diabetes. Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry, 16, 3: 443-458.first published on December 30, 2010

Payne A & Barker MH (eds) (2010 )Advancing Dietetics and ClinicalNutrition. Elsevier, Oxford, UK.

Wrieden WL, Longbottom PJ, Adamson AJ, Ogston SA, Payne A , HaleemMA and Barton K (2008) Estimation of typical food portion sizes for children of different ages in the UK. British Journal of Nutrition 99, 1344-1353.

Chisholm V, Atkinson L, Donaldson C, Noyes K, Payne A &Kelnar C (2007) Predictors of treatment adherence in young children with type 1diabetes. Journal of Advanced Nursing 57 (5), 482-493.

Bennewith H, Weller B, O’Leary C, O’Reilly D, Duncan L, Wood L, Paul Land Payne A (2006) Supplement use and comparative differences in nutritional status amongst patients with multiple sclerosis. The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society: 65; 52A.

Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network: management of osteoporosis.Edinburgh: SIGN; 2003. (SIGN Publication No.71).

Riemersma RA, Wilson R, Payne A and Shepherd MJ (2003) Seasonal variation in copper-mediated low-density lipoprotein oxidation in vitro isrelated to varying plasma concentration of oxidised lipids in summer andwinter. Free Radical Research 37, 341-347.

Payne A (2001) Nutrition and diet in the clinical management of multiple sclerosis. Review. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 14, 349 - 357



Reports & invited lectures

  • Supporting EuDAP & EU policy on health & well-being: dietitiansas nutrition educators of health professionals Invited oral presentation to theEuropean Federation of the Associations of Dietitians (EFAD), EFAD Conference,Amsterdam, October 2015
  • Invited presentation on Evidence Based Practice or Practice Based Evidence, EFAD, Slovenia, October 2012
  • Invited presentation on "Competencies and Proficiences for European Dietitians" to the European Federation of the Association of Dietitians (EFAD), September 2006.
  • Invited presentation on "Nutritional Research and Ethics " to the British Dietetic Association Nutrtional Advisory Group for the Elderly, June 2005.
  • Nutrition and Bone Health: presentations on behalf of SIGN (Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network) during 2004-05, following publication of SIGN Guideline 71, Management of Osteoporosis.

Conferences organised

  • Organiser of SW Dietitians Research and Clinical Dietetics Study Day, 3rd June 2010
  • Organiser of Nutrition Society Scottish spring meeting in Glasgow, May 2007 on topic of ‘Nutritional Supplements and Drugs Efficacy’.
  • Organiser of Nutrition Society Scottish spring meeting in Glasgow, March 2003 on topic of 'Nutrition and Diet in the Clinical Management of Disease'.

Other academic activities


  • Reviewer for 'Nutrients' on-line journal, 2019
  • Reviewer for Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Reviewer for Cochrane Collaboration, 2012
  • Joint editor of new Elsevier publication 'Advancing Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition', May 2010. 
  • Updated chapter on Multiple Sclerosis for 4th edition of Manual of Dietetic Practice (Ed Briony Thomas) 2007.
  • Peer review of recent papers for the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics and of book proposal for Elsevier.