Four INDI Dietitians receive their PhDs at UCD on June 2nd.
- Cathy's PhD research explored the role of carbohydrate in the clinical management of Type 2 diabetes among usual care patients in Ireland.
- Mary’s PhD explored the associations between maternal diet and lifestyle during pregnancy and offspring adiposity up to two years of age as well as looking at the effect of a low glycaemic index diet during pregnancy on maternal BMI up to two years postpartum.
- Conor’s PhD research incorporated two main themes – vitamin D and dietary nitrate – in multiple clinical conditions (asthma, COPD, obstructive sleep apnoea, hypertension, cardiomyopathy, cystic fibrosis) and was conducted with both adults and children.
- Aoibheann's PhD work investigated the effects of anti-inflammatory nutrients on future risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in overweight and obese adolescents. During her PhD, Aoibheann was also awarded a Marie-Curie scholarship to examine interactions between nutrition and epigenetics at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Aoibheann completed her PhD under the supervision of Professor Helen Roche, also an INDI member.