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Dr Aifric O'Sullivan


Aifric O'Sullivan

Lecturer/Assistant Professor In Human Nutirion
School of Agriculture and Food Science
01 716 2824
University College Dublin, School of Agriculture and Food Science, Science Centre - South Belfield Dublin 4


My principal research interests lie in the application of metabolomics in nutritional sciences. I have made significant progress in two areas of research. The first involves using metabolomics along with other analytical and statistical tools to examine variation in response to dietary interventions and identify metabolic phenotypes associated with specific responses. The direct impact of this research would see the development of personalised diet and lifestyle recommendations to improve health status across the population. The second area of research focuses on infant nutrition. I am currently interested in applying metabolomic techniques and other strategies to better understand the metabolic implications of a variety of factors for healthy infant development during the first 1000 days of life; from maternal health status to early infant exposures, such as feeding practices.