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Assoc Professor Eileen Gibney

Assoc Professor

Eileen Gibney

Associate Professor
School of Agriculture and Food Science
01 716 2819
University College Dublin, School of Agriculture and Food Science, Science Centre - South Belfield Dublin 4

BIO

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 the University of Ulster at Coleraine, 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 develops strategies and innovative technologies for personalised dietary and lifestyle feedback based on dietary, phenotypic and genetic information of the individual. She is a Deputy Director of the UCD Institute of Food and Health and a member of the academic staff for 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 sit on the Board of the Irish Association for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IrSPEN) and the Public Health Nutrition sub Committee in the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN APPOINTMENTS

  • Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning
    University College Dublin, School of Agriculture and Food Science, Ireland1 Sep 2016 - 1 Sep 2019
  • Deputy Director, UCD Institute of Food and Health
    University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2017
  • Director of Executive Education
    School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2019

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Assoc Prof
    University College Dublin, ireland1 Sep 2017
  • College Lecturer
    University College Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2005 - 1 Sep 2016
  • Post Doctoral Researcher
    Dept of Biochemistry, Trinity College Dublin1 Sep 2003 - 31 Aug 2005
  • Post Doctoral Researcher
    Dept of Biological and Nutritional Sciences, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne2 Sep 2002 - 1 Oct 2002

NON-ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Webpage Project Co-ordinator
    European Nutrition Leadership Programme1 May 2001 - 31 Jul 2001
  • Nutritional Advisor
    e-Diets.com1 Sep 2000 - 31 Oct 2000

DEGREES

  • BSc
    University of Ulster
  • PhD
    University of Cambridge
  • MSc
    Trinity College Dublin
  • Prof Cert University Teaching & Learning
    University College Dublin

CERTIFICATIONS

  • PG Cert University Teaching and Learning
    University College Dublin

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

  • Post Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning
    University College Dublin, Ireland
    Other

LANGUAGES

  • English
    Can read, write, speak and understand