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Dr Caoileann Murphy


Caoileann Murphy

Post Doc Research Fellow Lvl I
School of Medicine
University College Dublin, School of Medicine, Richview Newstead Block C Belfield Dublin 4


Caoileann trained as a Dietitian in Trinity College Dublin. After qualifying in 2009 she worked clinically at St. James's Hospital in Dublin before deciding to complete a Masters in Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Loughborough University in the UK. Following this Caoileann completed her PhD in nutrition and exercise countermeasures for the loss of muscle mass and function with age (sarcopenia) in the laboratory of Professor Stuart Phillips, McMaster University, Canada. There she used stable isotopic tracers to examine the ability of practical nutrition and exercise strategies to maximize in vivo rates of muscle protein synthesis in older adults.Caoileann now works as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Professor Helen Roche in University College Dublin in the area of nutrition and sarcopenia with an emphasis on personalized approaches to effective treatment and prevention. Caoileann has authored a number of scientific research papers, reviews and book chapters and is a recipient of the TOPMed10 Marie Curie Fellowship.Caoileann's research interests include: aging, exercise, muscle protein turnover, sports nutrition and personalized nutrition. She is also very passionate about science communication and knowledge translation.


  • BSc
    Trinity College Dublin
  • MSc
    Loughborough Univ. UK
  • DPhil
    McMaster University ON