Irish Section

The Irish Section of the Nutrition Society exists to arrange research meetings easily accessible to Irish members and to provide a forum for nutrition education and research in Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Chair

University College Cork
Chair of the Irish Section
Professor Mairead Kiely is a nutrition scientist registered in Public Health Nutrition with the Association for Nutrition.  She is Head of the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences at University...
Institute for Global Food Security, Queens University Belfast
Secretary of the Irish Section
A Senior Lecturer in Nutrition at Queens University Belfast (QUB), Anne Nugent BSc (Hons) PhD Pg Dip graduated from Ulster University at Coleraine with a first class Hons degree in Human Nutrition....
School of Biomedical Sciences, Ulster University
Treasurer of the Irish Section
Dr Mary McCann currently holds the position of Treasurer of the Nutrition Society, Irish Section and previous held the role of ordinary member. Mary graduated from Ulster University with a BSc Hons...
University College Cork
Ordinary Member
Dr. Alice Lucey completed her BSc (Nutritional Sciences) and PhD in Nutrition at the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences at University College Cork. Alice is a Registered Nutritionist (AfN) and...
Ulster University
Ordinary Committee Member
Dr Kirsty Pourshahidi graduated from Ulster University with a BSc Hons (first class) Human Nutrition (2007), followed by a PhD in Nutrition (2011).  Kirsty is currently working as a Research and...
School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin
Ordinary Committee Member
Sharleen O'Reilly (BSc, PhD, RD) is based at University College Dublin in the School of Agriculture and Food Science. Sharleen is a member of the UCD Institute of Food and Health and the UCD ...
Nutrition Manager, The National Dairy Council
Membership Secretary of the Irish Section
Dr Marianne Walsh is Nutrition Manager at the National Dairy Council. With over 10 years’ experience, she has worked mainly in Nutrition Research but also as a consultant, with private clients and...
Institute of Food and Health, University College Dublin
Ordinary Committee Member
Dr. Emma Feeney is a Lecturer / Assistant Professor in UCD’s Institute of Food and Health, where she co-ordinates modules in Human eating behaviour, Food Ingredients, and Sensory science, and was...
Student Representative
Biography to follow.
Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health, Ulster University
Student Representative
Lauren Devine is a second year PhD Researcher within the Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE) at Ulster University (UU). She completed her BSc Hons (First Class) Food Design and...