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Dr

Katy Horner

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science
01 716 3439
University College Dublin, School of Public Health Physiotherapy and Sports Science, Woodview House Belfield Dublin 4

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BIO

Katy joined the School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sport Sciences at UCD as a lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science in 2017. Katy holds a BSc and MSc in Sport and Exercise Science, both from the University of Limerick, and a PhD in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences from Queensland University of Technology, Australia. She subsequently completed postdoctoral studies in childhood obesity and physical activity at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, USA and more recently in the Nutrition, Biomarkers and Health Research Group at UCD as part of Food for Health Ireland. Her research draws on this interdisciplinary background, particularly in terms of trying to make connections across exercise physiology, metabolism and nutrition science. She has published articles on appetite control, gut and exercise physiology. Her interest in applied sport and exercise science is focused on exercise physiology and nutrition to optimise performance, wellbeing and metabolic health. Katy is also a registered nutritionist (nutrition science, sport/exercise), and currently works with the Ad Astra elite athlete support team at UCD. 2017 - Present Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science, UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sport Science 2015 - 2016 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Nutrition, Biomarkers & Health Research Group, UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science 2014 - Postdoctoral Research Associate, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA 2013 - PhD, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Australia 2010 - MSc (Research), Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Limerick, Ireland 2007 - BSc, Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Limerick, Ireland

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
    University of Pittsburgh, United States2014 - 2014
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    University College Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland2015 - 2016
  • Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science
    University College Dublin1 Jan 2017

DEGREES

  • BSc
    University of Limerick2003 - 2007
  • MSc
    University of Limerick2007 - 2010
  • PhD
    Queensland University of Techn2010 - 2013