Aifric O’Sullivan

Principal Investigator, Maternal Health
Dr Aifric O’Sullivan (BSc, MSc, PhD) is a principal investigator working on our Maternal Health research. She is an Assistant Professor in the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science and a principal investigator in the UCD Institute of Food and Health. Her research aims to understand interactions between diet and metabolism that define nutrition phenotypes across the lifespan. She uses twin studies to examine the impact of genes and environment on diet and metabolism and the interaction of both. The ultimate goal of this research is to understand why certain people respond to different diets and lifestyles with a view to informing personalised, sustainable nutrition strategies. The majority of her research projects involve the application of metabolomics to explore responses to diet, lifestyle and interventions.