Dr. Eileen Gibney

Funded Investigator

Profile: Associate Prof Eileen Gibney (BSc, PhD, MSc) has worked in the area of human nutrition since 1997. Graduating with a degree in human nutrition from Ulster University, she then obtained her PhD from the Dunn Nutrition Unit, University of Cambridge in 2001. She went on to complete an MSc in Molecular Medicine (TCD) in 2003. Eileen held post-doctoral positions at the University of Newcastle and Trinity College Dublin, before joining UCD as Lecturer in Nutrition in 2005. Her 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. She is currently a Trustee of the Nutrition Society of UK and Ireland. She sits on the Public Health Nutrition sub Committee in the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

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