Insight Leadership: Prof Eileen Gibney’s leading role in public health and nutrition in Ireland

Submitted on Thursday, 06/10/2022

Prof Eileen Gibney of Insight at UCD has worked in the area of human nutrition since 1997. She is an important voice in Irish public health and nutrition. Prof Gibney sits on the Public Health Nutrition sub Committee in the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and SafeFoods Advisory Committee. She is also a Trustee of the Nutrition Society of UK and Ireland.

Prof Gibney’s current research interests lie in the area of personalised nutrition, where she investigates response, including inter-individual variation in response, to nutrition interventions, and develops strategies and innovative technologies for personalised dietary and lifestyle feedback. Eileen has/is a PI on many national and international projects including; food4me, Food for Health Ireland, Insight and FNS-Cloud. She is a Deputy Director of the UCD Institute of Food and Health and a member of the academic staff for the BSc Human Nutrition. She was Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning for the School of Agriculture and Food Science from 2015-2019, and is currently the Director of Executive Education. Eileen was a Director of the Irish Association for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IrSPEN) from 2010 to 2019.