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Katy Horner

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Public Hlth, Phys & Sports Sci
Woodview House
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7163439
Email: katy.horner@ucd.ie

Biography

  

Katy joined the School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sport Sciences at UCD as a lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science in 2017. Katy holds a BSc and MSc in Sport and Exercise Science, both from the University of Limerick, and a PhD in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences from Queensland University of Technology, Australia. She subsequently completed postdoctoral studies in childhood obesity and physical activity at the Children¿s Hospital of Pittsburgh, USA and more recently in the Nutrition, Biomarkers and Health Research Group at UCD as part of Food for Health Ireland.

Her research draws on this interdisciplinary background, particularly in terms of trying to make connections across exercise physiology, metabolism and nutrition science. She has published articles on appetite control, gut and exercise physiology. Her interest in applied sport and exercise science centres on exercise physiology and nutrition to optimise performance, wellbeing and metabolic health. Katy is also a registered nutritionist (nutrition science, sport/exercise), and currently works with the Ad Astra elite athlete support team at UCD.   

2017 - Present Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science, UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sport Science

2015 - 2016 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Nutrition, Biomarkers & Health Research Group, UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science

2014 - Postdoctoral Research Associate, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA 

2013 - PhD, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

2010 - MSc (Research), Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Limerick, Ireland

2007 - BSc, Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Limerick, Ireland 

 

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2016.
Title: UCD Seed Funding Award
Year: 2014.
Title: Poster of Excellence Award (Pediatric Section) at the Obesity Society Meeting, Boston, USA
Year: 2013.
Title: Queensland University of Technology Write-Up Scholarship
Year: 2012.
Title: Australia and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS) Student Travel Award
Year: 2010.
Title: Queensland University of Technology Three Minute Thesis Faculty & Overall University Winner
Year: 2010.
Title: Queensland University of Technology Postgraduate Research Award and Doctoral Scholarship
Year: 2007.
Title: Irish Research Council (IRCSET) Embark Award Postgraduate Scholarship
Year: 2007.
Title: University of Limerick Liam Dugdale Award

Associations

Association: Association for Nutrition (AfN), Function/Role: Registered Nutritionist (RNutr)
Association: Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland, Function/Role: Member
Association: European Association for the Study of Diabetes, Function/Role: Member
Association: The Nutrition Society, Function/Role: Member
Association: European College of Sport Science, Function/Role: Member
         

Employment

Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Employer: University of Pittsburgh
Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Education

Year 2013 Institution: Queensland University of Techn
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 2010 Institution: University of Limerick
Qualification: MSc Subject:
Year 2007 Institution: University of Limerick
Qualification: BSc Subject:
     

Journals Edited

International Journal Of Sport Nutrition And Exercise Metabolism: Reviewer.
Obesity: Reviewer.
European Journal Of Applied Physiology: Reviewer.
Journal Of Applied Physiology: Reviewer.
British Journal Of Nutrition: Reviewer.
European Journal Of Sports Science: Reviewer.
Applied Physiology, Nutrition And Metabolism: Reviewer.
Appetite: Reviewer.
 

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Hopkins M, Horner K, King N (2015) 'Exercise, Appetite Control and Body Weight Regulation' In: Kanosue, Kazuyuki (eds). Physical Activity, Exercise, Sedentary Behaviour & Health. Japan: Springer. [Details]
Gibbons C, Caudwell P, Finlayson G, Hopkins M, Bryant, E, Horner K, Blundell JE, King NA (2013) 'Impact of exercise training on habitual activity and food intake in the obese' In: Hansen D (eds). Exercise Therapy in Adult Individuals with Obesity. Belgium: Nova Publishers. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Hutchings SC, Horner KM, Dible VA, Grigor JM, O'Riordan D (2017) 'Modification of aftertaste with a menthol mouthwash reduces food wanting, liking, and ad libitum intake of potato crisps'. Appetite, 108 :57-67. [Details]
Horner K, Byrne NM, King NA (2016) 'Influence of exercise and body composition on fasting ghrelin, glucose, insulin and HOMA-IR in men'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 75 (E99). [Details]
Horner KM, Finlayson G, Byrne NM, King NA (2016) 'Food reward in active compared to inactive men: Roles for gastric emptying and body fat'. Physiology and Behavior, 160 :43-49. [DOI] [Details]
Horner K, Drummond E, Brennan L (2016) 'Bioavailability of milk protein-derived bioactive peptides: a glycaemic management perspective'. Nutrition Research Reviews, 29 (1):91-101. [Details]
Horner K, Kuk JL, Barinas-Mitchell E, Drant S, DeGroff C, Lee S (2015) 'Effect of Aerobic versus Resistance Exercise on Pulse Wave Velocity, Intima Media Thickness and Left Ventricular Mass in Obese Adolescents'. Pediatric Exercise Science, 27 (4):494-502. [DOI] [Details]
Horner KM, Byrne NM, Cleghorn GJ, King NA (2015) 'Influence of habitual physical activity on gastric emptying in healthy males and relationships with body composition and energy expenditure'. British Journal of Nutrition, 114 (3):489-496. [DOI] [Details]
Horner KM, Schubert MM, Desbrow B, Byrne NM, King NA (2015) 'Acute exercise and gastric emptying: a meta-analysis and implications for appetite control'. Sports Medicine, 45 (5):659-678. [DOI] [Details]
Horner K, Lee S (2015) 'Appetite-related peptides in childhood and adolescence: role of ghrelin, PYY, and GLP-1'. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 40 (11):1089-1099. [DOI] [Details]
Horner KM, Byrne NM, King NA (2014) 'Reproducibility of subjective appetite ratings and ad libitum test meal energy intake in overweight and obese males'. Appetite, 81 :116-122. [DOI] [Details]
Horner KM, Byrne NM, Cleghorn GJ, King NA (2014) 'Reproducibility of gastric emptying in overweight and obese males'. Clinical Nutrition, 33 :684-688. [DOI] [Details]
Schubert MM, Grant G, Horner K, King N, Leveritt M, Sabapathy S, Desbrow B (2014) 'Coffee for morning hunger pangs. An examination of coffee and caffeine on appetite, gastric emptying, and energy intake'. Appetite, 83 :317-326. [DOI] [Details]
King NA, Horner K, Hills AP, Byrne NM, Wood RE, Bryant E, Caudwell P, Finlayson G, Gibbons C, Hopkins M, Martins C, Blundell JE (2013) 'The Interaction Between Exercise, Appetite, and Food Intake Implications for Weight Control'. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 7 :265-273. [Details]
King NA, Horner K, Hills AP, Byrne NM, Wood RE, Bryant E, Caudwell P, Finlayson G, Gibbons C, Hopkins M, Martins C, Blundell JE (2012) 'Exercise, appetite and weight management: understanding the compensatory responses in eating behaviour and how they contribute to variability in exercise-induced weight loss'. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 46 :315-322. [Details]
Horner KM, Byrne NM, Cleghorn GJ, Näslund E, King NA (2011) 'The effects of weight loss strategies on gastric emptying and appetite control'. Obesity Reviews, 12 :935-951. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Horner K, Byrne NM, King NA (2017) Breath carbon stable isotope ratios as a potential biomarker of energy intake and energy balance status European College of Sport Science [Details]
K. Horner, S. Hu, S. Flynn, E. Drummond, L. Brennan (2016) Identification of a novel milk-protein derived bioactive for glycaemic management European Association for the Study of Diabetes [Details]
Horner K, Byrne NM, King NA (2015) Combining 4-weeks of high intensity interval and continuous exercise in overweight and obese males does not alter NEAT International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity [Details]
Horner K, Hu S, Flynn S, Drummond E, Brennan L (2015) The impact of milk derived bioactives on glycaemic management NUGO [Details]
Horner KM, Finlayson GS, Byrne NM, King NA (2015) Liking and wanting for fat and savoury taste in relation to gastric emptying in active and inactive males International Society for Behavioural Nutrition & Physical Activity [Details]
Horner K, Arslanian SA, Barinas-Mitchell E et al. (2014) Intima-media thickness and pulse wave velocity in obese adolescents: How effective is aerobic versus resistance exercise? The Obesity Society [Details]
King NA, Horner K, Byrne NM, Cleghorn G (2014) Faster gastric emptying is associated with higher activity energy expenditure and lower fat mass International Congress of Obesity [Details]
                                                                                                                                       

Research

Research Interests

<< Exercise Physiology, Metabolism, Biomarkers, Nutrition, Appetite Control, Energy Balance, Obesity>>

Research Projects

Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Therapeutic impact of appetite and energy intake in older patients with sarcopenia through protein supplement strategies
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-18 / 30-SEP-22
Sponsor : Renew Health Ltd
Title : Interaction of Renew external counter pulsation therapy with neuromuscular function, fatigue and biomarkers of muscle damage in a sports population
Start Date / End Date : 04-SEP-17 / 03-SEP-18
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Bioavailability of Milk Protein Derived Peptides: A Glycaemic Management Perspective
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-16 / 30-SEP-17
   

Teaching

 

Modules Coordinated

201700   PERS30020     Performance Science: Molecular Exercise Science
201700   PERS30010     Performance Science: Appl Nutr Health Ex & Sp Perf
201700   PERS40010     Performance Science: Ex Physiol & Sports Nutr