Dr Alex Bullock

PhD, RD, MNutr

Research Associate

Role at Hull York Medical School

Research associate as part of the Yorkshire Cancer Research funded TRANSFORM group - Transforming Cancer Outcomes in Yorkshire. Alex recently defended her PhD in the detection and assessment of malnutrition, sarcopenia, and cachexia in older adults with cancer (August 2022). 


Alex is a Research Associate at the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre. Her recently completed PhD included a mixed-methods study investigating nutrition-related wasting disorders in older adults with cancer, as part of the Yorkshire Cancer Research funded Transform group. Alex is a registered Dietitian, specialising in medical and surgical oncology. Alex is currently working as a Research Associate on CanBenefit II; CANcer BEhavioural Nutrition and Exercise Trial, investigating exercise and nutrition treatments to help support people with lung cancer receiving anticancer treatments.


As part of her PhD, Alex has recently completed a mixed-methods observational cohort study with older adults with cancer, investigating the prevalence, overlap, and predictors of malnutrition, sarcopenia, and cachexia in hospitalised patients.

Recent publications include a systematic review and meta-analysis of markers of malnutrition in older adults with cancer, and a mixed-methods systematic review investigating patients views and experiences of malnutrition screening.


Click here to view Alex's publications on ORCID

Honours and awards
  • 2014 MNutr Master of Nutrition, Dietetics (Nottingham)
  • 2018 PGCert Health Research (Leeds)
  • July 2014 - present Registered Dietitian