Professor Eileen Gibney
Associate Professor Eileen Gibney (BSc, PhD, MSc) has worked in the area of human nutrition since 1997. Graduating with a degree in human nutrition from Ulster University, 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). Eileen held post-doctoral positions at the University of Newcastle and Trinity College Dublin, before joining UCD 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 also conducts human intervention studies to examine the impact of consumption of food and food bioactives on markers of health.
She is a Deputy Director of the UCD Institute of Food and Health and a member of the academic staff for BSc Human Nutrition and several other programmes. 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 sat on the Board of the Irish Association for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IrSPEN) from 2010-2019, and currently sits on the Public Health Nutrition sub Committee in the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.
Eileen joins the Nutrition Society as Trustee without Portfolio, where Eileen will support the Societies ongoing activities. Eileen has been a member of the Society since about 1997, when she was an undergraduate. Since then she has maintained an active engagement with the Society taking on several roles including serving on the Irish Section committee as an ordinary member and subsequently as Secretary. She has also served as Editor of the Nutrition Society Gazette and more recently, as Honorary Officer without Portfolio.