Professor Michael Gibney

Professor Emeritus of Food and Health
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University College Dublin

Professor Michael Gibney BAgrSc, MAgrSc, PhD is Professor Emeritus of Food and Health at University College Dublin.

Having graduated from University College Dublin with a MAgrSc in 1971 working on lipid metabolism in lambs, he took up a teaching fellowship at the University of Sydney's Veterinary School in Australia. There he was awarded a PhD in 1976 for work on the digestive physiology of the neonatal lamb.

He then moved to human nutrition with a lectureship at the University of Southampton Medical School in 1977. He then returned to Dublin to take up a post at Trinity College Dublin in the Department of Clinical Medicine as professor of nutrition. During that time he served as Dean (Vice President) of Research. Twenty three years later in 2006, he found himself at UCD taking up the post of Professor of Food and Health. He has also served on the EU Scientific Committee for Food and chaired the working group on nutrition. He has served on several EU and UN committees on nutrition and Health. He has been appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Joint Programme Initiative on Food and Health Research as well as Board of Directors of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

His research interests include public health nutrition and lipids and metabolic syndrome.