Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Dr Lorraine Brennan

Senior Lecturer



1995 BA Mod TCD, Dublin

1999 PhD University of Southampton, UK



2007- Current College Lecturer and Conway Fellow

           UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science      

2005 – 2007 Lecturer

Discipline of Biochemistry, University College Dublin, Ireland.

2002 – 2005 Conway Career Track Investigator

University College Dublin, Ireland.

2000 – 2002 Conway Research Fellow

            University College Dublin, Ireland.

2000    Visiting scientist

            Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge.

1998 – 2000 EU Marie Curie (TMR) Postdoctoral Fellow

Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Oeiras, Portugal.




Current Work

Current research can be broadly defined in the following areas:

1.       Development of dietary biomarkers for assessment of dietary intake across the lifespan using metabolomics based approaches.

2.       Development and use of metabolic phenotyping approaches for use in personalised nutrition.  A focus is on use of phenotyping approaches to develop personalised dietary advice and solutions.

3.       Use of functional foods to improve glycaemic management. Work is focused on dairy derived products for improving glycaemic management