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Anne Nugent

Institute of Food & Health
2.08
Science Centre South, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4

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Biography

Dr. Anne Nugent has worked in the area of human nutrition since 1999. She graduated with a degree in human nutrition from the University of Ulster at Coleraine, and then obtained a PhD from Trinity College Dublin in 2003 in the area of dietary fatty acids and immune function. After working in nutrition communication with the British Nutrition Foundation in London, Anne returned to Ireland to work as a nutritionist in industry with the National Dairy Council and Superquinn. As well as experience in human intervention trials and molecular biology, Anne has considerable experience of project outreach, food regulatory affairs and product development. She worked as scientific officer for the FP6 EU project, lipgene (www.ucd.ie/lipgene ) and on the National Adult Nutrition Survey and National Preschool Nutrition Survey. Anne has lecturerd on the BSc Human Nutrition Undergraduate degree programme for four years, including acting as Programme Option Coordinator.  She currently works as occasional lecturer on this programme and Research Fellow as part of the ongoing FIRM-funded IUNA national food consumption survey of primary school aged children; the National Children's Food Consumption 2.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2015.
Title: Committe Member of Irish Section of the Nutrition Society
Year: 2002.
Title: European Nutrition Leadership Programme
Year: 1999.
Title: Society of Chemical industry / Institute of Food Science and Technology Prize

Associations

Association: Nutrition Society, Function/Role: Member of the Nutrition Society
           

Education

Year 2001 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: Diploma Subject: Quality Improvement
Year 2003 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject: Nutrition and Immunology

Languages

French:
English:
 

Outreach Activities

Clients: PR agencies, Food Industry, National and EU regulatory authorities,  National and International Radio and TV stations
   

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Buttriss, J,A, Nugent, A,P (2018) 'Poor Dietary Patterns' In: Buttriss, JL; Welch, AA; Kearney JM; Lanham-New, SA (eds). The Nutrition Society Textbook Series. Public Health Nutrition. London: Wiley. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Connolly, AM, Boylan, E, Nugent, A, Hearty, A, McKevitt, A, Gibney, MJ (2009) 'The pattern of usage of a selected combination of food additives in Irish children'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 67 (E241). [DOI] [Details]
E. Boylan, A. Connolly, A. Hearty, A. P. Nugent, A. McKevitt and M. J. Gibney (2009) 'The pattern of usage of a selected combination of food additives in Irish children'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 67 (E241). [DOI] [Details]
A Connolly, A Hearty, A Nugent, A McKevitt, E Boylan, A Flynn and M.J. Gibney. (2010) 'Patterns of intake of food additives associated with hyperactivity in Irish children and teenagers'. Food Additives and Contaminants, 27 (4):447-456. [Details]
O'Brien, S and McNulty, B and Nugent, AP and Gibney, ER and Livingstone, MBE (2011) 'A comparison of gender differences in food portion sizes consumed by Irish adults during 1997 and 1999'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 70 (OCE6):E400. [Details]
Connolly, AM, McKevitt, A, Nugent, AP, Hearty, AP, Gibney, MJ (2011) 'Collection of chemical occurrence data for the exposure assessments of additive intakes in the Irish diet as part of a pan-European chemical exposure surveillance system'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 70 (E68). [DOI] [Details]
O'Brien, S and Lyons, J and McNulty, BA and Walton, J and Flynn, A and Gibney, MJ and Nugent, AP and Gibney, ER and Livingstone, MBE (2012) 'Trends in the portion size of savoury snack intakes in Irish adults during 2001 and 2011'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71 (OCE2):E211. [Details]
O'Brien, S and McNulty, BA and Nugent, AP and Gibney, ER and Livingstone, MBE (2012) 'A comparison of portion size differences in unpackaged bakery products in Ireland from 1997--2011'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71 (OCE2):E176. [Details]
Gibbons H, McNulty BA;Nugent AP;Walton J;Flynn A;Gibney MJ;Brennan L (2015) 'A metabolomics approach to the identification of biomarkers of sugar-sweetened beverage intake'. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 101 (3):471-477. [DOI] [Details]
O'Brien SA, Livingstone MB, McNulty BA, Lyons J, Walton J, Flynn A, Segurado R, Dean M, Spence M, McCaffrey TA, Pourshahidi LK, Nugent AP, Gibney ER (2015) 'Secular trends in reported portion size of food and beverages consumed by Irish adults'. British Journal of Nutrition, 113 (7):1148-1157. [DOI] [Details]
Rice N, Gibbons H;McNulty BA;Walton J;Flynn A;Gibney MJ;Nugent AP (2015) 'Development and validation testing of a short nutrition questionnaire to identify dietary risk factors in preschoolers aged 12-36 months'. Food and Nutrition Research, 59 . [Details]
Hopkins SM, Gibney MJ;Nugent AP;McNulty H;Molloy AM;Scott JM;Flynn A;Strain JJ;Ward M;Walton J;McNulty BA (2015) 'Impact of voluntary fortification and supplement use on dietary intakes and biomarker status of folate and vitamin B-12 in Irish adults'. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 101 (6):1163-1172. [DOI] [Details]
Zhao, Y and Monahan, FJ and McNulty, BA and Nugent, AP and Li, KF and Brennan, L and Gibney, ER (2015) 'Vitamin E status has an impact on plasma n-3 fatty acid proportion in a healthy adult Irish population'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 74 (OCE4):E207. [Details]
Li K, Brennan L;McNulty BA;Bloomfield JF;Duff DJ;Devlin NF;Gibney MJ;Flynn A;Walton J;Nugent AP (2016) 'Plasma fatty acid patterns reflect dietary habits and metabolic health: a cross-sectional study'. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, . [DOI] [Details]
Li K, McNulty BA;Tiernery AM;Devlin NF;Joyce T;Leite JC;Flynn A;Walton J;Brennan L;Gibney MJ;Nugent AP (2016) 'Dietary fat intakes in Irish adults in 2011: how much has changed in 10 years?'. British Journal of Nutrition, 115 (10):1798-1809. [DOI] [Details]
Martyn DM, Nugent AP, McNulty BA, O'Reilly E, Tlustos C, Walton J, Flynn A, Gibney MJ. (2016) 'Dietary intake of four artificial sweeteners by Irish pre-school children'. Food Additives and Contaminants - Part A Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure and Risk Assessment, . [Details]
Feeney EL, Nugent AP;Mc Nulty B;Walton J;Flynn A;Gibney ER (2016) 'An overview of the contribution of dairy and cheese intakes to nutrient intakes in the Irish diet: results from the National Adult Nutrition Survey'. British Journal of Nutrition, 115 (4):709-717. [DOI] [Details]
Gibbons, H.; Michielsen, C.J.R.; Rundle, M.; Frost, G.; McNulty, B.A.; Nugent, A.P.; Walton, J.; Flynn, A.; Gibney, M.J.; Brennan, L. (2017) 'Demonstration of the utility of biomarkers for dietary intake assessment; proline betaine as an example'. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, . Link to full text [Details]
Gibbons, H.R.; Carr, E.; McNulty, B.A.; Nugent, A.P.; Walton, J.; Flynn, A.; Gibney, M.J.; Brennan, L. (2017) 'Metabolomic based identification of clusters that reflect dietary patterns'. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, . [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Feeney EL, O'Sullivan A, Nugent AP, McNulty B, Walton J, Flynn A, Gibney ER (2017) 'Patterns of dairy food intake, body composition and markers of metabolic health in Ireland: results from the National Adult Nutrition Survey'. Nutrition & diabetes, 7 (2). [Details]
Lenighan YM, Nugent AP, Li KF, Brennan L, Walton J, Flynn A, Roche HM, McNulty BA. (2017) 'Processed red meat contribution to dietary patterns and the associated cardio-metabolic outcomes'. British Journal of Nutrition, . [DOI] [Details]
Lenighan YM, Nugent AP, Li KF, Brennan L, Walton J, Flynn A, Roche HM, McNulty BA. (2017) 'Processed red meat contribution to dietary patterns and the associated cardio-metabolic outcomes'. British Journal of Nutrition, . [Details]
Yin X, Gibbons H, Rundle M, Frost G, McNulty BA, Nugent AP, Walton J, Flynn A, Gibney MJ, Brennan L. (2017) 'Estimation of Chicken Intake by Adults Using Metabolomics-Derived Markers'. Journal of Nutrition, . [Details]
McNulty BA, Nugent AP, Walton J, Flynn A, Tlustos C, Gibney MJ. (2017) 'Iodine intakes and status in Irish adults: is there cause for concern?'. British Journal of Nutrition, . [Details]
Walton J, Kehoe L, McNulty BA, Nugent AP, Flynn A. (2017) 'Nutrient intakes and compliance with nutrient recommendations in children aged 1-4 years in Ireland'. J Hum Nutr Dietet, . [Details]
Kehoe L, Walton J, McNulty BA, Nugent AP, Flynn A. (2017) 'Dietary strategies for achieving adequate vitamin D and iron intakes in young children in Ireland'. J Hum Nutr Dietet, . [Details]
Yin, X; Gibbons, H; Rundle, M; Frost, G; McNulty, BA; Nugent, AP; Walton, J; Flynn, A; Gibney, MJ; Brennan, L (2017) 'Estimation of chicken intake using metabolomics derived markers'. Journal of Nutrition, . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Lenighan, YM; Nugent, AP; Li, KF: Brennan, L; Walton, J; Flynn, A; Roche, HM, McNulty, BA (2017) 'Processed red meat contribution to dietary patterns and the associated cardio-metabolic outcomes'. British Journal of Nutrition, 118 :222-228. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Zhao Y, Monahan FJ;McNulty BA;Li K;Bloomfield FJ;Duff DJ;Brennan L;Nugent AP;Gibney ER (2017) 'Plasma n-3 polyunsaturated fatty status and its relationship with vitamin E intake and plasma level'. European Journal of Nutrition, 56 (3). [DOI] [Details]
Rice N, Gibbons H, McNulty BA, Walton J, Flynn A, Gibney MJ, Nugent AP. (2015) 'Development and validation testing of a short nutrition questionnaire to identify dietary risk factors in preschoolers aged 12-36 months'. Food and Nutrition Research, 59 :27912. Available Online [Details]
Hopkins SM, Gibney MJ, Nugent AP, McNulty HM, Molloy AM, Scott JM, Flynn A, Strain JJ, Ward M, Walton J & McNulty BA (2015) 'Imapct of voluntary fortification and supplement use on dietary intakes and biomarker status of folate and vitamin B-12 in Irish adults'. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 101 (6):1163-1172. [Details]
O'Donovan, C. B., Walsh, M. C., Nugent, A. P., McNulty, B., Walton, J., Flynn, A., Gibney, M. J., Gibney, E. R., Brennan, L. (2015) 'Use of metabotyping for the delivery of personalised nutrition'. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 59 (3):377-85. Available Online [Details]
O'Brien SA; Livingstone MB; McNulty BA; Lyons J; Walton J; Flynn A; Segurado R; Dean M; Spence M; McCaffrey TA; Pourshahidi LK; Nugent AP; Gibney ER (2015) 'Secular trends in reported portion size of food and beverages consumed by Irish adults'. British Journal of Nutrition, 113 (7):1148-1157. [DOI] [Details]
Devlin NF, McNulty BA, Turrini A, Tlustos C, Hearty AP, Volatier JL, Kelleher CC, Nugent AP (2014) 'A harmonised approach for identifying core foods for total diet studies'. Food Additives and Contaminants, 31 (8):1336-1346. [DOI] [Details]
Devlin NF, McNulty BA, Turrini A, Tlustos C, Hearty AP, Volatier JL, Kelleher CC, Nugent AP (2014) 'Identifying core foods for total diet studies: a comparison of four different approaches'. Food Additives and Contaminants, 31 (8):1347-1357. [DOI] [Details]
Boylan EA, McNulty BA, Walton J, Flynn A, Nugent AP, Gibney MJ (2014) 'The prevalence and trends in overweight and obesity in Irish adults between 1990 and 2011'. Public Health, 17 (11):2389-2397. [DOI] [Details]
Tarrant RC, Nugent M, Nugent AP, Queally JM, Moore DP, Kiely PJ. (2014) 'Anthropometric characteristics, high prevalence of undernutrition and weight loss: impact on outcomes in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis after spinal fusion'. European Spine Journal, 29 . [Details]
Walton J, McNulty BA, Nugent AP, Gibney MJ, Flynn A (2014) 'Diet, lifestyle and body weight in Irish children: findings from Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance national surveys'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 73 (2):190-200. [DOI] [Details]
Martyn DM, McNulty BA, Nugent AP, Gibney MJ (2013) 'Food additives and preschool children'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 72 (1):109-116. [DOI] [Details]
Cashman, KD,Muldowney, S,McNulty, B,Nugent, A,FitzGerald, AP,Kiely, M,Walton, J,Gibney, MJ,Flynn, A (2013) 'Vitamin D status of Irish adults: findings from the National Adult Nutrition Survey'. British Journal of Nutrition, 109 :1248-1256. [DOI] [Details]
Devlin UM, McNulty BA, Nugent AP, Gibney MJ. (2012) 'The use of cluster analysis to derive dietary patterns: methodological considerations, reproducibility, validity and the effect of energy mis-reporting'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, :1-11. [Details]
Devlin NF, McNulty BA, Gibney MJ, Thielecke F, Smith H, Nugent AP (2012) 'Whole grain intakes in the diets of Irish children and teenagers'. British Journal of Nutrition, . [Details]
Leite JC, Hearty AP, Nugent AP, Gibney MJ (2011) 'A method for assessing dietary intakes of n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and trans fatty acids in an Irish adult population'. International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition, . [Details]
Gibney MJ, Connolly A, Hearty A, Nugent A, McKevitt A, Boylan E, Flynn A, ; (2010) 'Pattern of intake of food additives associated with hyperactivity in Irish children and teenagers'. Food Additives and Contaminants, 27 (4):447-456. [DOI] [Details]
Walsh MC, Nugent A, Brennan L, Gibney MJ. ; (2008) '  Understanding the metabolome – challenges for metabolomics'. BNF Nutrition Bulletin, . [Details]
Roche HM, Mullen A, Moloney F, Nugent AP, Doyle L, Cashman KD, ; (2007) 'Conjugated linoleic acid supplementation reduces peripheral blood mononuclear cell interleukin-2 production in healthy middle-aged males'. J Nutr Biochem, 10 (NA):658-666. [DOI] [Details]
Moloney, F; Toomey, S; Noone, E; Nugent, A; Allan, B; Loscher, CE; Roche, HM; ; (2007) 'Antidiabetic effects of cis-9, trans-11-conjugated linoleic acid may be mediated via anti-inflammatory effects in white adipose tissue'. DIABETES, 56 :574-582. [Details]
Roche HM, Norris LA, Weldon S, Nugent A, ; (2006) 'LPS induced tissue factor expression in the THP-1 monocyte cell line is attenuated by conjugated linoleic acid'. Thrombosis Research, 117 (4):475-480. [DOI] [Details]
Cashman KD, Doyle L, Jewell C, Mullen A, Nugent AP, Roche HM, ; (2005) 'Effect of dietary supplementation with conjugated linoleic acid on markers of calcium and bone metabolism in healthy adult men'. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 59 (3):432-440. [DOI] [Details]
Nugent A, Buttriss J, ; (2005) 'LIPGENE: an integrated approach to tackling the metabolic syndrome'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 64 (3):345-347. [Details]
Gibney MJ, Noone EJ, Roche HM, Nugent AP, ; (2002) 'The effect of dietary supplementation using isomeric blends of conjugated linoleic acid on lipid metabolism in healthy human subjects'. British Journal of Nutrition, 88 (3):243-251. [DOI] [Details]
Roche HM, Noone E, Nugent A & Gibney MJ. ; (2001) 'Conjugated linoleic acid: A novel therapeutic nutrient?'. Nutrition Research Reviews, 14 :173-187. [Details]

Other Journals

Lockyer, S; Nugent, AP (2017) 'Health Properties of Resistant Starch' Nutrition Bulletin . [Details]
(2014) 'Metabolic profiling of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells: influence of vitamin d status and gender' Metabolites 4 (2) :248-259. [Details]
Nugent AP; (2005) ' The truth about milk!' Nutrition Bulletin 30 (4) :307-309. [Details]
Nugent AP; (2005) 'Towards Sensible  Eating, how far do we have to go?' British Journal of Cardiology 12 (1) :5-7. [Details]
Nugent AP; (2005) 'Health Properties of Resistant Starch' Nutrition Bulletin 30 :27-54. [Details]
Nugent AP; (2004) 'Metabolic Syndrome: new reserach findings' Practice Nurse 16 (2) :64-68. [Details]
Nugent AP; (2004) 'Nutrigenomics: tailor made food sfor a genomic era' Nutrition Bulletin 29 (2) :82-83. [Details]
Nugent AP; (2004) 'The metabolic syndrome' Nutrition Bulletin 29 (1) :36-43. [Details]
Nugent AP; (2004) 'Lipgene: a truly integrated approach to tackling the metabolic syndrome' Nutrition Bulletin 29 (2) :152-155. [Details]

Conference Publications

O'Brien, S and McNulty, B and Nugent, AP and Gibney, ER and Livingstone, MBE (2011) A comparison of gender differences in food portion sizes consumed by Irish adults during 1997 and 1999 Nutrition Society , pp.E400 [Details]
O'Brien, S and Lyons, J and McNulty, BA and Walton, J and Flynn, A and Gibney, MJ and Nugent, AP and Gibney, ER and Livingstone, MBE (2012) Trends in the portion size of savoury snack intakes in Irish adults during 2001 and 2011 Nutrition Society Meeting , pp.E211 [Details]
O'Brien, S and McNulty, BA and Nugent, AP and Gibney, ER and Livingstone, MBE (2012) A comparison of portion size differences in unpackaged bakery products in Ireland from 1997--2011 Nutrition Society Meeting , pp.E176 [Details]
Zhao, Y and Monahan, FJ and McNulty, BA and Nugent, AP and Li, KF and Brennan, L and Gibney, ER (2015) Vitamin E status has an impact on plasma n-3 fatty acid proportion in a healthy adult Irish population Nutrition Society Meeting , pp.E207 [Details]
Nugent AP, Devlin NFC, Walton J, Flynn A, McNulty BA (2015) Is there a relationship between whole grain intake and biomarkers of nutritional status? Nutrition at Critical Stages in the Life Cycle. Annual Meeting of the Irish Section of the Nutrition Society [Details]
O'Brien, S; Lyons, J; McNulty, BA; Walton, J; Flynn, A; Gibney, MJ; Nugent, AP; Gibney, ER; Livingstone, MBE (2012) Trends in the portion size of savoury snack intakes in Irish adults during 2001 and 2011 Nutrition Society [Details]
Devlin, UM,McNulty, BA,Nugent, AP,Gibney, MJ (2012) PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY The use of cluster analysis to derive dietary patterns: methodological considerations, reproducibility, validity and the effect of energy mis-reporting , pp.599-609 [DOI] [Details]
Nugent AP (2012) Dietary whole grain intakes: a global perspective Whole Grain Summit [Details]
O'Brien, S; McNulty, BA; Nugent, AP; Gibney, ER; Livingstone, MBE (2012) A comparison of portion size differences in unpackaged bakery products in Ireland from 1997-2011 Proceedings of Nutrition Society [Details]
                                         

Abstract

Devlin, U,McNulty, B,Walton, J,Flynn, A,Hearty, A,Nugent, A,Gibney, M (2011) An investigation of dietary patterns in the Irish adult population. Abstract [Details]
Martyn, D,McNulty, B,Walton, J,Flynn, A,Nugent, A,Gibney, M (2011) Examination of eating locations in a representative sample of Irish adults. Abstract [Details]
Boylan, E,McNulty, B,Walton, J,Flynn, A,Nugent, A,Gibney, M (2011) Anthropometric data of a sample of Irish adults aged 65+years. Abstract [Details]
Hopkins, S,McNulty, B,Walton, J,Flynn, A,Molloy, A,Scott, J,Nugent, A,Gibney, M (2011) Adequacy of folate and Vitamin B12 status in a representative sample of Irish adults. Abstract [Details]
Boylan, E,McNulty, B,Walton, J,Flynn, A,Nugent, A,Gibney, M (2011) Patterns of overweight and obesity in Irish adults. Abstract [Details]
Connolly, AM,Boylan, E,Nugent, A,Hearty, A,McKevitt, A,Gibney, MJ (2009) THE PATTERN OF USAGE OF A SELECTED COMBINATION OF FOOD ADDITIVES IN IRISH CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS. Abstract [Details]
       

Reviews

O'Mahony, L,Stepien, M,Gibney, MJ,Nugent, AP,Brennan, L (2011) The Potential Role of Vitamin D Enhanced Foods in Improving Vitamin D Status. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
                                             

Articles

O'Mahony L, Stepien M, Gibney MJ, Nugent AP, Brennan L. (2011) The potential role of vitamin D enhanced foods in improving vitamin D status. Articles [Details]
                                 

Research

Research Interests

Her current research interests fall within the area of public health nutrition, specifically collecting and examining data arising from national food consumption surveys such as food, food ingredient and nutrient intake, biomarkers of nutritional status and of metabolic health. As well as an interest in modelling risk of exposure to food borne chemicals, she is experienced in the dissemination of public health messages using a variety of media.

Research Projects

Sponsor : Monaghan Mushrooms Ltd. (MM)
Title : An Investigation of the Effect of Introducing Vitamin D2 Enriched Mushrooms in the European Diet
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-10 / 31-JAN-13
Sponsor : Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW)
Title : Analysis of Wholegrain Intake by Irish Consumers
Start Date / End Date : 01-FEB-11 / 31-OCT-11
Sponsor : Food Safety Promotion Board (SAFEFOOD)
Title : analysis of National Adult Nutrition Survey for fish consumption
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-11 / 30-APR-11
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Relationship between patterns of circulating fatty acids and metabolic health in Irish adults
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-15 / 30-SEP-16

Recent Postgraduates

 

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Dr. Breige McNulty
Prof. Lorraine Brennan 

External Collaborators

Total Diet Study Exposure project www.tds-exposure.eu 
Prof. Albert Flynn, Dr. Janette Walton, University College Cork 
Prof. Helene Mc Nulty, Ulster University