Lecturer
School of Food & Nutritional Sciences
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: a.ryan@ucc.ie
                         

Aoife Ryan graduated from Trinity College Dublin/Dublin Institute of Technology with a BSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics in 1999 and was the recipient of a university gold medal. She later went on to complete her PhD in 2007 at the Department of Surgery. She then moved to New York and took up a faculty position as Assistant Professor of Nutrition at New York University until 2010. Aoife is a Registered Dietitian and has 14 years of dietetics experience in both acute care and clinical research in both Ireland and the United States.

Aoife’s main area of interest is the effect of cancer on nutritional status. Her research examines how cachexia and sarcopenia impact on quality of life, survival and toxicity to treatment. She also examines how nutritional intervention with immunoactive substances can impact on inflammation, weight loss & physical activity. Aoife is also interested in the metabolic consequences of central obesity and how they relate to cancer risk. She was awarded Research Dietitian of the Year in 2009 by the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI).

Aoife is currently principle investigator on a randomised double-blinded clinical trial with a tube feed enriched with Omega-3 fatty acids in the setting of major cancer surgery which is funded by the Health Research Board. She is also leading a grant to publish a cancer prevention book. In 2013 she was awarded a work package on ‘appetite modulation’ as part of Food for Health Ireland II. This will investigate the role of active peptides on appetite.

She has taught Nutrition at Trinity College Dublin and New York University to nursing, medical, public health and dietetic students, and has presented her research at several international scientific meetings.

Obesity & Cancer
Immunonutrition
Cachexia & Sarcopenia
Cancer Prevention
Nutritional Status & Body Composition

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2014)'Body composition by computed tomography as a predictor of toxicity in patients with renal cell carcinooma treated with Sunitinub'
Cushen S, Power DG, Teo M, Maceneaney P, Maher M, McDermot R, O'Sullivan K, Ryan AM (2014) 'Body composition by computed tomography as a predictor of toxicity in patients with renal cell carcinooma treated with Sunitinub'. American Journal of Clinical Oncology, [Details]
(2012)'Metabolic syndrome and Leptin are Associated with Adverse Pathological Features in Male Colorectal Cancer Patients'
L Healy, J Howard, A ryan, P Beddy, B Meighan, R Stephens, JV Reynolds; (2012) 'Metabolic syndrome and Leptin are Associated with Adverse Pathological Features in Male Colorectal Cancer Patients'. Colorectal Disease, 14 (2):157-165 [Details]
(2011)'Cancer cachexia: mechanisms and clinical implications'
CL Donoghue, A Ryan, JV Reynolds; (2011) 'Cancer cachexia: mechanisms and clinical implications'. [Details]
(2011)'Obesity, metabolic syndrome and esophageal adenocarcinoma: Epidemiology, etiology and new targets'
A Ryan, M Duong, L Helay, S Ryan, JV Reynolds, DG Power; (2011) 'Obesity, metabolic syndrome and esophageal adenocarcinoma: Epidemiology, etiology and new targets'. Cancer Epidemiology, 35 :309-319 [Details]
(2010)'Obesity increases the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer and is associated with more advanced stage at presentation but no impact on survival'
L Healy, A Ryan, E Connolly, T Boyle, s Rowley, M Kennedy, JV Reynolds; (2010) 'Obesity increases the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer and is associated with more advanced stage at presentation but no impact on survival'. 16 (1):95-97 [Details]
(2010)'Metabolic syndrome, central obesity and insulin resistance are associated with adverse pathological features in postmenopausal breast cancer'
L Healy, A Ryan, P Carroll, D Ennis, V Crowley, T Boyle, MJ Kennedy, E Connolly, JV Reynolds; (2010) 'Metabolic syndrome, central obesity and insulin resistance are associated with adverse pathological features in postmenopausal breast cancer'. 22 (4):281-288 [Details]
(2010)'Impact of obesity on surgical and oncological outcomes in the management of colorectal cancer'
L Healy, A Ryan, E Sutton, K Younger, B Meighan, R Stephens, JV Reynolds; (2010) 'Impact of obesity on surgical and oncological outcomes in the management of colorectal cancer'. International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 25 (11):1293-1299 [Details]
(2010)'Lack of differential pattern in central adiposity and metabolic syndrome in Barrett's esophagus and gastroesophageal reflux disease'
L Healy, A Ryan, G Pidgeon, N Ravi, JV Reynolds; (2010) 'Lack of differential pattern in central adiposity and metabolic syndrome in Barrett's esophagus and gastroesophageal reflux disease'. 23 (5):386-391 [Details]
(2009)'Enteral nutrition enriched with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) preserves lean body mass following esophageal cancer surgery: results of a double-blinded randomized controlled trial'
A Ryan, JV Reynolds, L Healy, M Byrne, J Moore, N Brannelly, A McHugh, D McCormack, P Flood; (2009) 'Enteral nutrition enriched with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) preserves lean body mass following esophageal cancer surgery: results of a double-blinded randomized controlled trial'. Annals of Surgery, 249 (3):355-363 [Details]
(2009)'Modifiable factors related to Barrett esophagus'
A Ryan, L Healy, DG Power, JV Reynolds; (2009) 'Modifiable factors related to Barrett esophagus'. Annals of Surgery, 249 (2):352-353 [Details]
(2009)'Immuno-nutrition in upper gastrointestinal surgery'
A Ryan, DG Power, JV Reynolds; (2009) 'Immuno-nutrition in upper gastrointestinal surgery'. Annals of Surgery, 249 (6):1062-1063 [Details]
(2008)'Health-related quality of life assessment at presentation may predict complications and early relapse in patients with localized cancer of the esophagus'
L Healy, A Ryan, J Moore, S Rowley, JV Reynolds; (2008) 'Health-related quality of life assessment at presentation may predict complications and early relapse in patients with localized cancer of the esophagus'. 21 (6):522-528 [Details]
(2008)'Barrett esophagus: prevalence of central adiposity, metabolic syndrome, and a proinflammatory state'
A Ryan, L Healy, DG Power, M Byrne, PJ Byrne, JV Reynolds; (2008) 'Barrett esophagus: prevalence of central adiposity, metabolic syndrome, and a proinflammatory state'. Annals of Surgery, 247 (6):909-915 [Details]
(2007)'Short-term nutritional implications of total gastrectomy for malignancy, and the impact of parenteral nutritional support'
A Ryan, L Healy, DG Power, S Rowley, JV Reynolds; (2007) 'Short-term nutritional implications of total gastrectomy for malignancy, and the impact of parenteral nutritional support'. Clinical Nutrition, 26 :718-727 [Details]
(2007)'Association of hypoalbuminemia on the first postoperative day and complications following esophagectomy'
A Ryan, A Hearty, R Prichard, S Rowley, JV Reynolds ; (2007) 'Association of hypoalbuminemia on the first postoperative day and complications following esophagectomy'. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 11 (10):1355-1360 [Details]
(2007)'Genetic polymorphisms and the risk of infection following esophagectomy. positive association with TNF-alpha gene -308 genotype'
K Azim, R McManus, A Ryan, D Kelleher, JV Reynolds; (2007) 'Genetic polymorphisms and the risk of infection following esophagectomy. positive association with TNF-alpha gene -308 genotype'. Annals of Surgery, 2007 (1):122-128 [Details]
(2007)'Impact of obesity on outcomes in the management of localized adenocarcinoma of the esophagus and esophagogastric junction'
L Healy, A Ryan, B Gopinath, N Ravi, S Rowley, P Byrne, JV Reynolds; (2007) 'Impact of obesity on outcomes in the management of localized adenocarcinoma of the esophagus and esophagogastric junction'. Journal Of Thoracic And Cardiovascular Surgery, 134 (5):1284-1291 [Details]
(2006)'Neoadjuvant chemoradiation may increase the risk of respiratory complications and sepsis after transthoracic esophagectomy'
JV Reynolds, N Ravi, D Hollywood, J Kennedy, S Rowley, A Ryan, M Carey, PJ Byrne; (2006) 'Neoadjuvant chemoradiation may increase the risk of respiratory complications and sepsis after transthoracic esophagectomy'. Journal Of Thoracic And Cardiovascular Surgery, 132 (3):549-555 [Details]
(2006)'Post-oesophagectomy early enteral nutrition via a needle catheter jejunostomy: 8-year experience at a specialist unit'
A Ryan, S Rowley, L Healy, P Flood, N Ravi, JV Reynolds; (2006) 'Post-oesophagectomy early enteral nutrition via a needle catheter jejunostomy: 8-year experience at a specialist unit'. Clinical Nutrition, 25 (3):386-393 [Details]
(2006)'Adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus and gastric cardia: male preponderance in association with obesity'
A Ryan, S Rowley, A Fitzgerald, N Ravi, JV Reynolds; (2006) 'Adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus and gastric cardia: male preponderance in association with obesity'. European Journal of Cancer, 42 (8):1151-1158 [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2012)'The link between metabolic syndrome and post menopausal breast cancer'
Cushen S & Ryan AM (2012) 'The link between metabolic syndrome and post menopausal breast cancer' Cancer Professional, 6 (4) :28-31. [Details]
(2012)'Reducing the risk of cancer through weight loss, diet and exercise'
Ryan AM & Cushen S (2012) 'Reducing the risk of cancer through weight loss, diet and exercise' Cancer Professional, 6 (4) :19-22. [Details]
(2007)'Reflux of the Matter: Impact of Diet and Obesity on Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease'
A Ryan; (2007) 'Reflux of the Matter: Impact of Diet and Obesity on Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease' World of Irish Nursing, 15 (9) :32-33. [Details]
(2005)'Fighting Breast Cancer'
A Ryan; (2005) 'Fighting Breast Cancer' Forum, . [Details]
(2005)'Obesity and Cancer'
A Ryan; (2005) 'Obesity and Cancer' Cancer Wise, 4 (3) :3-10. [Details]
(2005)'Nutritional Issues in Reflux Disease'
A Ryan; (2005) 'Nutritional Issues in Reflux Disease' Clinical Forum, 5 (4) :15-18. [Details]
(2005)'Obesity and Cancer'
A Ryan; (2005) 'Obesity and Cancer' Complete Nutrition, 5 (2) :32-34. [Details]
(2005)'Breast Cancer - Reducing the Risk'
A Ryan; (2005) 'Breast Cancer - Reducing the Risk' World of Irish Nursing, 13 (1) :40-41. [Details]
(2004)'Current Controversies in Nutrition & Surgical Patients'
A Ryan; (2004) 'Current Controversies in Nutrition & Surgical Patients' World of Irish Nursing, 12 (9) :41-42. [Details]
(2004)'The Obesity and Cancer Link'
A Ryan; (2004) 'The Obesity and Cancer Link' World of Irish Nursing, 12 (4) :39-40. [Details]
(2003)'Irish Medical News'
A Ryan; (2003) 'Irish Medical News' Nutrition and the Surgical Patient, (October) . [Details]
(2002)'Nutrition Support in Short Bowel syndrome'
A Ryan; (2002) 'Nutrition Support in Short Bowel syndrome' World of Irish Nursing, 10 (5) :35-36. [Details]
(2002)'Nutrition After Gastrectomy'
A Ryan; (2002) 'Nutrition After Gastrectomy' World of Irish Nursing, 10 (4) :31-32. [Details]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2013)European Society of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition,
Cushen S, DG.Power DG, Teo M, Mceneaney P, McLaughlin P, Fitzpatrick F, McDermott R, Ryan A (2013) Body composition as a predictor of dose limiting chemotherapy toxicity in patients with renal cell carcinoma. [Oral Presentation], European Society of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition, Leipsig . [Details]
(2013)Irish Society of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition,
Cushen S, DG.Power DG, Teo M, Mceneaney P, McLaughlin P, Fitzpatrick F, McDermott R, Ryan A (2013) Body composition by computed tomography scan as a predictor of chemotherapy toxicity in patients with renal cell carcinoma. [Oral Presentation], Irish Society of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition, Dublin . [Details]
(2012)Pancreatic Society of Ireland & Great Britain,
Ryan AM (2012) Management of Cancer Cachexia: New Findings & Future Directions. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Pancreatic Society of Ireland & Great Britain, Glasgow . [Details]
(2011)Irish Society of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition (ISPEN),
Healy LA, Howard J, ryan A, Meighan B, Reynolds JV (2011) Metabolic syndrome and leptin are associated with adverse pathological features in male colorectal cancer patients. [Poster Presentation], Irish Society of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition (ISPEN), Royal College of Physicians, Dublin , 09-NOV-11 - 09-NOV-11. [Details]
(2011)International Society of Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE),
A Ryan; (2011) Obesity as a risk factor for cancer of the esophagus. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], International Society of Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE), Madrid , 01-JUN-11 - 02-JUN-05. [Details]
(2010)American Society of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN),
A Ryan; (2010) Is malnutrition on admission to hospital still an issue in 2009? An audit of nutrition screening, length of stay and mortality in a US teaching hospital. [Oral Presentation], American Society of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), Las Vegas , 07-FEB-10 - 09-FEB-10. [Details]
(2010)Irish Cancer Society Breast Cancer Awareness Month,
A Ryan; (2010) Reducing your risk of breast cancer through diet and exercise. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Cancer Society Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dublin , 01-NOV-10 - 02-NOV-04. [Details]
(2009)New Findings in the Scientific Advance of Cancer Nutrition Therapy: Cancer Cachexia. Key Opinion Leader Summit,
A Ryan; (2009) Clinically relevant outcomes in Cancer Induced Weight Loss. [Oral Presentation], New Findings in the Scientific Advance of Cancer Nutrition Therapy: Cancer Cachexia. Key Opinion Leader Summit, Rome, Italy , 01-FEB-09 - 03-FEB-09. [Details]
(2009)Symposium for members of Turkish Dietetic Association,
A Ryan; (2009) Prospective Randomized Double Blinded Trial of Perioperative Eicosapentaenoic Acid enriched enteral feeding in oesophageal cancer Surgery. [Oral Presentation], Symposium for members of Turkish Dietetic Association, Turkey , 01-FEB-09 - 03-FEB-09. [Details]
(2009)New Findings in the Scientific Advance of Cancer Nutrition Therapy: Cancer Cachexia. Key Opinion LEader Summit,
A Ryan; (2009) Clinically Relevant Endpoints in Cancer Induced Weight Loss. [Oral Presentation], New Findings in the Scientific Advance of Cancer Nutrition Therapy: Cancer Cachexia. Key Opinion LEader Summit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia , 01-APR-09 - 03-APR-09. [Details]
(2009)Symposium of Taiwan Dietetics Association,
A Ryan; (2009) New Scientific Findings in Cancer Nutrition Therapy: Role of Eicosapentaenoic Acid. [Oral Presentation], Symposium of Taiwan Dietetics Association, Taipei City Hospital, Taiwan , 01-APR-09 - 03-APR-09. [Details]
(2009)Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute Research Symposium,
A Ryan; (2009) Enteral Nutrition enriched with Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) preserves lean body mass following oesophageal cancer surgery: Results of a Double-Blinded Randomized controlled Trial. [Oral Presentation], Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute Research Symposium, Dublin , 01-OCT-09 - 03-OCT-09. [Details]
(2009)Symposium of Chinese Oncology Society and Radiology/Chemotherapy Society,
A Ryan; (2009) Cancer Induced Weight loss: is weight the best indicator of prognosis?. [Oral Presentation], Symposium of Chinese Oncology Society and Radiology/Chemotherapy Society, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan , 01-APR-09 - 03-APR-09. [Details]
(2009)European Society of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition (ESPEN),
L Healy, A Ryan; (2009) Is metabolic syndrome the link between obesity and post menopausal breast cancer?. [Oral Presentation], European Society of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition (ESPEN), Vienna , 01-SEP-09 - 02-SEP-09. [Details]
(2009)MAKNA National Cancer Council, Malaysia,
A Ryan; (2009) New Scientific Findings on Cancer Nutrition Therapy: Role of Eicosapentaenoic Acid. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], MAKNA National Cancer Council, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia , 01-APR-09 - 01-APR-09. [Details]
(2009)European Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ESPEN),
L Healy, A Ryan; (2009) Metabolic Syndrome is associated with aggressive colorectal tumour phenotype in males only. [Poster Presentation], European Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ESPEN), Vienna , 01-SEP-09 - 02-SEP-09. [Details]
(2009)European Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ESPEN),
L Healy, A Ryan; (2009) Impact of Obesity on outcomes in the management of colorectal cancer. [Poster Presentation], European Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ESPEN), Vienna , 01-SEP-09 - 02-SEP-09. [Details]
(2009)Gastro,
L Healy, A Ryan; (2009) A comparison of the prevalence of central adiposity and metabolic syndrome in Barrett's esophagus and non-barretts Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease. [Poster Presentation], Gastro, London , 01-NOV-09 - 02-NOV-09. [Details]
(2009)Gastro,
L Healy, A Ryan; (2009) Metabolic Syndrome is Associated with Aggressive Colorectal Tumour Phenotype in Males only. [Poster Presentation], Gastro, London , 01-NOV-09 - 02-NOV-09. [Details]
(2008)American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, (ASPEN),
A Ryan; (2008) Prospective Randomised Double Blinded trial of Peri-operative Omega-3 fatty acid enriched enteral feeding in Esophageal Cancer Surgery. [Oral Presentation], American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, (ASPEN), Chicago , 08-FEB-08 - 09-FEB-08. [Details]
(2008)American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium,
A Ryan, DG Power; (2008) Barrett¿s Esophagus: Prevalence of Central Adiposity, Metabolic Syndrome and a Pro-Inflammatory State. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium, Orlando , 20-JAN-08 - 21-JAN-08. [Details]
(2008)American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium,
A Ryan, DG Power; (2008) Barrett¿s Esophagus: Prevalence of Central Adiposity, Metabolic Syndrome and a Pro-Inflammatory State. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium, Orlando , 20-JAN-08 - 21-JAN-08. [Details]
(2008)American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium,
A Ryan, DG Power; (2008) Barrett¿s Esophagus: Prevalence of Central Adiposity, Metabolic Syndrome and a Pro-Inflammatory State. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium, Orlando , 20-JAN-08 - 21-JAN-08. [Details]
(2008)American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium,
A Ryan, DG Power; (2008) Barrett¿s Esophagus: Prevalence of Central Adiposity, Metabolic Syndrome and a Pro-Inflammatory State. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium, Orlando , 20-JAN-08 - 21-JAN-08. [Details]
(2008)American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium,
A Ryan, DG Power; (2008) Barrett¿s Esophagus: Prevalence of Central Adiposity, Metabolic Syndrome and a Pro-Inflammatory State. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium, Orlando , 20-JAN-08 - 21-JAN-08. [Details]
(2008)American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium,
A Ryan, DG Power; (2008) Barrett¿s Esophagus: Prevalence of Central Adiposity, Metabolic Syndrome and a Pro-Inflammatory State. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium, Orlando , 20-JAN-08 - 21-JAN-08. [Details]
(2008)American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium,
A Ryan, DG Power; (2008) Barrett¿s Esophagus: Prevalence of Central Adiposity, Metabolic Syndrome and a Pro-Inflammatory State. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium, Orlando , 20-JAN-08 - 21-JAN-08. [Details]
(2008)American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium,
A Ryan, DG Power; (2008) Barrett¿s Esophagus: Prevalence of Central Adiposity, Metabolic Syndrome and a Pro-Inflammatory State. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium, Orlando , 20-JAN-08 - 21-JAN-08. [Details]
(2008)American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium,
L Healy, A Ryan; (2008) Is Metabolic Syndrome the link between obesity & postmenopausal breast cancer?. [Poster Presentation], American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Texas , 01-OCT-08 - 02-OCT-08. [Details]
(2008)34th Sir Peter Freyer Memorial Lecture & surgical Symposium,
L Healy, A Ryan; (2008) Obesity and post menopausal breast cancer: impact on risk, tumour stage and survival in an irish population. [Oral Presentation], 34th Sir Peter Freyer Memorial Lecture & surgical Symposium, Galway , 01-FEB-08 - 02-FEB-08. [Details]
(2008)34th Sir Peter Freyer Memorial Lecture & Surgical Symposium,
L Healy, A Ryan; (2008) Does BMI and central adiposity and metabolic syndrome differ between patients with barretts oesophagus and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. [Oral Presentation], 34th Sir Peter Freyer Memorial Lecture & Surgical Symposium, Galway , 01-FEB-08 - 02-FEB-08. [Details]
(2007)Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Ireland and Great Britain,
A Ryan; (2007) Barrett¿s Oesophagus: Prevalence of Central Adiposity, Metabolic Syndrome, and a Pro Inflammatory State. [Poster Presentation], Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Ireland and Great Britain, Wales , 01-AUG-07 - 02-AUG-07. [Details]
(2006)Irish Society of Gastroenterology,
A Ryan; (2006) Association of Barrett¿s Oesophagus with Central Adiposity and Metabolic Syndrome. [Poster Presentation], Irish Society of Gastroenterology, Dublin , 01-JUN-06 - 02-JUN-07. [Details]
(2006)Sylvestor O Halloran Scientific Meeting,
A Ryan; (2006) Albumin levels as a predictor for outcome in patients undergoing upper gastrointestinal surgery. [Oral Presentation], Sylvestor O Halloran Scientific Meeting, Limerick , 01-MAR-06 - 03-MAR-06. [Details]
(2006)Irish Society of Gastroenterology,
A Ryan; (2006) Impact of Obesity on Outcomes in the Management of Localized Adenocarcinoma of the Oesophagus and Oesophagogastric Junction. [Poster Presentation], Irish Society of Gastroenterology, Dublin , 01-JUN-06 - 02-JUN-06. [Details]
(2005)Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Ireland and Great Britain,
A Ryan; (2005) Serum Albumin levels as a predictor of post operative complications in patients undergoing upper Gastrointestinal surgery. [Poster Presentation], Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Ireland and Great Britain, UK , 01-SEP-05 - 02-SEP-05. [Details]
(2005)Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Ireland and Great Britain,
A Ryan; (2005) Adenocarcinoma of the Oesophagus and Gastric Cardia: Male preponderance in association with overweight and obesity. [Poster Presentation], Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Ireland and Great Britain, UK , 01-SEP-05 - 02-SEP-05. [Details]
(2005)International Society of Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE),
A Ryan; (2005) Audit of the effects of upper Gastrointestinal cancer on the nutritional status of 486 patients. [Oral Presentation], International Society of Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE), Madrid , 01-JUN-05 - 02-JUN-04. [Details]
(2005)Irish Cancer Society Men's Cancer Action Week,
A Ryan; (2005) Why Weight? The importance of Weight Control in Cancer prevention. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Irish Cancer Society Men's Cancer Action Week, Dublin , 01-OCT-05 - 03-OCT-05. [Details]
(2005)Irish Society of Gastroenterology, Nurses Section,
A Ryan; (2005) Role of Diet and Obesity as Risk Factors for Oesophageal and Gastric Carcinomas. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Society of Gastroenterology, Nurses Section, Dublin Castle , 01-NOV-05 - 03-NOV-05. [Details]
(2005)Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute/abbott Nutrition: Innovation in Dietetics award,
A Ryan; (2005) To Fast or to Feed? Changing policies of post operative starvation to routine provision of nutrition support at an Upper GI unit. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute/abbott Nutrition: Innovation in Dietetics award, Dublin , 01-SEP-05 - 02-SEP-05. [Details]
(2004)Sylvestor O'Halloran Surgical Meeting,
A Ryan; (2004) Post operative morbidity and mortality with multimodal therapy for oesophageal cancer versus surgery alone. [Oral Presentation], Sylvestor O'Halloran Surgical Meeting, Limerick, Ireland , 01-MAR-04 - 02-AUG-04. [Details]
(2004)American Association for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN),
A Ryan ; (2004) Obesity and Cancer of the Oesophagus. [Oral Presentation], American Association for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), Las Vegas , 05-FEB-04 - 06-FEB-05. [Details]
(2004)St. Luke's Young Investigator Award,
A Ryan; (2004) Obesity and Cancer of the Oesophagus. [Oral Presentation], St. Luke's Young Investigator Award, Dublin , 01-JAN-04 - 02-JAN-11. [Details]
(2004)Sir Peter Freyer Surgical Meeting,
A Ryan; (2004) Effect of Upper Gastrointestinal cancer on the nutritional status of 486 patients: 10 year experience of a specialist unit. [Poster Presentation], Sir Peter Freyer Surgical Meeting, Galway , 01-AUG-04 - 02-AUG-04. [Details]
(2004)Irish Cancer Society Oesophageal Cancer Study Day,
A Ryan; (2004) Causes and Effects of Oesophageal Cancer: Obesity. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Cancer Society Oesophageal Cancer Study Day, Dublin , 01-AUG-04 - 02-AUG-04. [Details]
(2003)Irish Scoiety of Gastroenterology,
A Ryan; (2003) Obesity is a risk factor for adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus. [Oral Presentation], Irish Scoiety of Gastroenterology, Belfast, Ireland , 01-OCT-03 - 03-OCT-03. [Details]
(2003)British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN),
A Ryan; (2003) Obesity is a risk factor for adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus. [Oral Presentation], British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN), UK , 01-JAN-03 - 01-JAN-03. [Details]
(2003)Irish Society of Gastroenterology,
A Ryan; (2003) Audit of the Effects of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery on the Nutritional Status of 219 patients. [Poster Presentation], Irish Society of Gastroenterology, Belfast , 01-NOV-03 - 02-NOV-03. [Details]
(2003)World Congress on Oesophageal Diseases,
A Ryan; (2003) Overweight, obesity and adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus. [Poster Presentation], World Congress on Oesophageal Diseases, Paris , 01-AUG-03 - 02-AUG-03. [Details]
(2003)Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Ireland and Great Britian,
A Ryan; (2003) Obesity is a risk factor for adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus. [Poster Presentation], Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Ireland and Great Britian, UK , 01-MAR-03 - 03-MAR-03. [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2010New York University Graduate student's Organisation STAR award for outstanding NYU Faculty New York University
2009Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute Research Dietitian of the Year Irish Nutrition & Dietetics Institute
2011Health Research Award Health Research Board
2007Research Fellowship for the Therapy Professions Health Research Board
2005Innovation in Dietetics Award Abbott Laboratories
2004Oncology Travel Scholarship Irish Cancer Society
2000Gold Medal Trinity College Dublin
2000Postgraduate Scholarship Flora Institute

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI) Member/
Comission on Dietetic Registration USA Registered Dietitian/
American Dietetic Association Member/
American Society of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition Member/
Irish Society of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition Member/

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
2008Trinity College Dublin PhDNutrition
2000Trinity College Dublin BScHuman Nutrition & Dietetics

NT1001 Introductory Nutrition

NT2007 Fundamentals of Nutrition
NU2032 Food, Nutrition & Health for Nursing Practice

NT3001 Clinical Nutrition
NT3012 Library Project
NT3014 Assessment of Nutritional Status

NT4002 Advanced Nutrient Metabolism
NT4005 Selected Topics in Nutrition
NT4006 Research Project
NT4009 Advanced Vitamins & Bioactive Dietary Components
NT6017 Integration & Regulation of Nutrient Metabolism