Newcastle University in Singapore

Staff Profile

Dr Aoife Murphy

Teaching Fellow



  • PhD in Molecular Nutrition / Nutrigenomics, University College Dublin, Ireland.
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, University College Dublin, Ireland.

Previous Positions

  • 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Researcher with FOODBALL (The Food Biomarkers Alliance), a pan European research programme investigating the effect of different dietary interventions / nutritional challenges with a view to identifying novel markers of nutritional status and metabolic health. 
  • 2012 Research Assistant - University College Dublin and National Dairy Council Ireland. Population analysis of dairy consumption in the Irish diet using the National Adult Nutrition Survey (NANS).
  • 2010-2011 Research exchange student - University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. Examining the impact of red berry anthocyanins and flavanoids on cardiometabolic health.
  • 2010 Nutrition Intern, Advanced Medical Nutrition, Danone.

Awards and Grant

  • Donagh O' Malley Education Scholarship for excellent academic achievement, Department of Education Ireland. 2008 - 2016.
  • Nutrition Society Travel award to attend and present at Experimental Biology Conference, Chicago 2017
  • American Thoracic Society, Abstract Scholarship Award, Denver Colorado, USA. 2015.
  • Seed Funding Travel award, University College Dublin, to train on new techniques in Vanderbilt University Nashville, USA 2015.
  • Young Life Scientists Ireland, Metabolism Category 2nd Prize, 2014.
  • Science Foundation Ireland, Thesis in 3, 3rd Prize winner 2014.
  • Famelab Ireland National Finalist for Science Communication, 2015.
  • NUGO Travel award, Advanced visualization and interpretation of data, Wageningen, Netherlands. 2013.
  • Academic Achievement Award - graduating with the highest results from BSc. Human Nutrition. 2012
  • Entrance Scholarship, University College Dublin, 2008.


My research interests involve the dietary modulation of inflammation in metabolic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnoea and cardiovascular disease. Also I have a keen interest in gene-nutrient interactions and collaborate with the international CHARGE consortium for genome wide association studies.



  • Newcastle University International Singapore, BSc. Food and Human Nutrition. 2017
  • University College Dublin, BSc. Human Nutrition (Molecular Nutrition). 2016 and 2017.
  • Trinity College Dublin, BSc. Human Nutrition and Dietetics (Obesity, inflammation and diabetes) 2017.
  • National University of Galway, MSc Preventative Cardiology, (Personalised Nutrition and Functional Foods) 2014.


  • Molecular Nutrition. BSc. Human Nutrition, University College Dublin 2015, 2016, 2017. 
  • Public Health Nutrition. BSc. Medicine. University College Dublin 2014. 
  • Nutrition Research Methods Practical Laboratory class. BSc. Human Nutrition. University College Dublin 2014, 2015.

Thesis Supervision

  • Supervisor for Newcastle University International Singapore BSc. Food and Human Nutrition students 2017.
  • Co-supervisor for University College Dublin BSc. Human Nutrition students in 2012/2013 and 2014/2015.