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Assoc Professor Clare Corish

Assoc Professor

Clare Corish

Associate Professor
School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science
01 716 3471
University College Dublin, School of Public Health Physiotherapy and Sports Science, Woodview House Belfield Dublin 4


Professor Clare Corish has a background in human nutrition and dietetics and worked for over 15 years in dietetic practice in Ireland, the UK and Saudi Arabia. She has extensive teaching and research experience in clinical nutrition and dietetics as lecturer in human nutrition and dietetics and programme director on the joint Dublin Institute of Technology/Trinity College Dublin undergraduate programme in human nutrition and dietetics. Professor Corish was appointed as associate professor in clinical nutrition and dietetics at University College Dublin where she has established a professional graduate programme in clinical nutrition and dietetics, the first such programme in the Republic of Ireland. Professor Corish has a long-standing commitment to nutrition research activities, particularly in disease-related malnutrition/malnutrition in the older person, nutrition in early childhood and recently, nutrition and lifestyle among shift workers. Research funding has come from the Irish Health Service Executive, the Food Safety Promotion Board, safefood, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, and the Health Research Board. Professor Corish has previously (2013-2016) represented dietetics education on the Irish regulatory body for dietitians (Dietitians Registration Board; CORU) and currently represents dietetics education on the Education Steering Group of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute, the professional body for dietitians in Ireland. She is also a member of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland Public Health Nutrition sub-committee and has served on a number of expert committees over many years. She is a member of the Editorial board of Nutrition Today and Nutrition and Dietetics as well as being peer reviewer for many high impact nutrition journals. She is an active member of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute and the Nutrition Society holding several leadership roles in the past including INDI president. She is currently Chair of the Nutrition Society Irish Section.


  • Associate Professor in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
    University College Dublin, Ireland24 Aug 2015


  • Diploma in Dietetics and Nutrition
    Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Dip Legal Studies
    Dublin Institute of Technology
  • PhD
    Trinity College Dublin


  • English
    Can read, write, speak and understand
  • Spanish; Castilian
    Can read, speak and understand