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Research areas in Agri-Food include;

  • Food and Health
  • Animal Health
  • Agri-business and Rural Development
  • Reproductive Biology

There are Institutes and Centres across the College working in these areas including in the Institute of Food and Health, the National Nutritional Surveillance Centre and the Centre for Veterinary Epidemiology and Risk Analysis.


Health Research themes in the College of Health and Agricultural Sciences can be broadly divided into six categories:

One Health – including Veterinary Microbiology, the National Virus Reference Laboratory, Lyons Farm , the Centre for Veterinary Epidemiology and Risk Analysis and the Ireland East Hospital Group Network.

Personalised and Translational Medicine – including the Conway Institute, Systems Biology Ireland, the Charles Institute, the Centre for Animal Health Translational research, the IEHG network, TRIL and INSIGHT, EULAR, the Academic Centre of Rare Diseases, CLincial Research Centres and Biomedical Engineering Research.

Food and Health – including Nutrigenomics and Personalised Nutrition, Institute for Food and Health, National Nutrition Surveillance Centre, Centre for Food Safety, Institute for Sport and Health, HRB Centre for Diet and Health Research.

Health Systems and Health Services Research – including Centre for Health Services Research, Centre for Disability Studies, Cystic Fibrosis Registry, National Centre for the Protection of Older People.

Early Childhood and Reproductive Health – including, SAFS and Veterinary Medicine animal reproductive health, Women and Children’s Health, Childhood and Human Development Research Centre and Paediatrics.

Public Health and Health Promotion – including Centre for Support and Training in Analysis and Research, IEHG network including SVUH Preventative Medicine programmes, Healthy Ireland and Breastcheck.

UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences

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