The UCD Institute of Food and Health is a major campus-wide initiative at University College Dublin to develop and conduct world class, multidisciplinary research into food & health. More »

Featured Researcher

Institute Director
Dolores’ expertise in the areas of physical and chemical analysis of foods, food formulation technology, processing technologies and sensory analysis under pins her research.

Current Projects

Identifying foods with specific health benefits, or indeed components within those foods, is central to much of the work conducted within the Institute.
Personalised nutrition involves the delivery of nutritional advice, which takes into consideration both the genotype and the phenotype of an individual.

News & Events

14th April, 2014
Over 100 people recently attended the latest in the Institute's series of high level workshops.
19th May 2014
Research Masters Positions available
12 February, 2014
Prof Séamus Fanning discusses the significance of antimicrobial resistance in the Food Chain on Ear to the Ground
21 February, 2014
Volunteers with Type 2 Diabetes and aged between 40 and 65 years, are required to take part in a diabetes study as part of the Food for Health Ireland research programme.
22 November, 2013
Institute member, Prof Nick Holden recently published a major new book investigating the economic sustainability and environmental concerns relating to food processing.
5 September, 2013
Institute appoints two new Associate Professors
8 September, 2013
Prof Dolores O'Riordan is the new Institute Director
29 July, 2013
Research Assistant required for Thrive-Rite project
4 July, 2013
Prof Mike Gibney one of the speakers at the first TEDx event held at University College Dublin
12 April, 2013
PhD Fellowships in Nutrition and Food Science
2 April, 2013
Food for Health Ireland is Recruiting
24 March, 2014
Policy Seminar Series
23rd - 26th June, 2013
UCD, along with is conference partner Teagasc, is delighted to host the 2013 GGAA conference from June 23rd to June 27th 2013 at the UCD O'Reilly Hall.
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Featured Publication

A. O’Gorman et al
Reliable dietary assessments are essential when attempting to understand the complex links between diet and health. Traditional methods for collecting dietary exposure can be unreliable, therefore there is an increasing interest in identifying biomarkers to provide a more accurate measurement