Researcher Spotlight: Dr Celine Murrin - Assistant Professor
DR CELINE MURRIN
Assistant Professor - UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science
Dr Celine Murrin graduated from University College Dublin with an honours degree in Biochemistry in 1996 followed by a Masters in Human Nutrition from the University of Ulster at Coleraine (1998). From there she commenced a position as Food and Nutrition Researcher with the Consumers' Association of Ireland for over 2 years.
She then worked in industry as an area manager for Nutricia Clinical Care for a further 2 years during which time she completed a postgraduate diploma in Health Promotion from the National University of Ireland, Galway (2003).
In September 2003 she joined the National Nutrition Surveillance Centre in the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science as the principal researcher. This primarily involved analysis of diet and health data from the Survey of Lifestyle Attitudes and Nutrition (SLAN) and Lifeways datasets.
In 2010 she completed a PhD in Public Health Nutrition examining maternal factors during pregnancy which contribute to early life risk of childhood obesity.
Her research interest continues to focus on childhood obesity and the role of the family, early life nutrition, food behaviour, and the food environment during childhood. Following a two year teaching fellowship in UCD she was appointed as Lecturer in 2012.
In the video below, Dr Murrin speaks about her work and research in UCD.