Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of the School of Nursing and Human Sciences in Dublin City University. She has a PhD in nutritional biochemistry from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and she is a member of Centre for Preventive Medicine and principal investigator within DEDIPAC JPI (EU funded) research network. She is the founder of NURISH, a DCU based group of academics and professionals promoting healthy behaviours within DCU campus with emphasis on healthy food choices (health promotion project endorsed by Irish Heart Foundation). She has been pioneering novel ways of teaching by delivering few modules on research methods and nutrition as e-learning / blended learning to nursing students.