Research Profile

Aoife Ryan

Biography


Dr Aoife Ryan graduated from Trinity College Dublin/Dublin Institute of Technology with a BSc (1H) Human Nutrition and Dietetics and was the recipient of a Trinity College gold medal. She initially worked as a surgical oncology dietitian at St. James's Hospital for 7 years during which time she completed her PhD at the Department of Surgery, Trinity College Dublin. She then moved to New York and took up a faculty position as Assistant Professor of Nutrition & Dietetics at New York University. In 2011 she returned to Ireland and joined the academic staff at University College Cork where she is now a Senior lecturer.  

Aoife is a CORU Registered Dietitian and also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education from UCC.  Aoife has taught nutrition and dietetics to undergraduates and postgraduates at Trinity College Dublin, New York University and University College Cork in: Nutritional Sciences, Dietetics, Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry, Radiation Oncology, Speech and Language Therapy, Food Marketing and Public Health.  She is the programme director of the MSc Human Nutrition & Dietetics at UCC.

Aoife’s main area of research interest is the effect of cancer on nutritional status. Her current research programme focuses on: (1) Computed tomography (CT) diagnosed cancer cachexia and sarcopenia and the impact on quality of life, toxicity to chemotherapy treatment and survival (2) the development of functional foods to treat anorexia of aging and disease (3) role of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of cancer.  Aoife is currently principle investigator on a number of randomised controlled trials based in Cork in cancer populations. Aoife has attracted €3m in research income through competitive funding programmes (e.g. HRB, Industry funding, FHI, SFI).  She has received a number of awards for her research including: 'Research Dietitian of the Year' from the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute;  two Irish Healthcare Awards and both the Julie Wallace Award and the Cuthbertson Medal from the Nutrition Society. Aoife has published many scientific journal articles and also five cookbooks books for cancer patients which have all been professionally endorsed.


Research Interests

Sarcopenia associated with disease
Cancer Cachexia
Cancer Prevention
Nutritional Status & Body Composition
Immunonutrition
Enteral Nutrition

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2022)Eating Well with Swallowing Difficulties in Cancer: IDDSI Level 4 Pureéd Diet.
Ryan AM, Hanna M, Condon N, Fanning M, Ni hAonghusa A. (2022) Eating Well with Swallowing Difficulties in Cancer: IDDSI Level 4 Pureéd Diet. Cork: Cityprint. [Details]
(2022)The Truth Behind Food and Cancer: Simple Explanations Based on Scientific Evidence.
Scannell C, Hanna M, O Sullivan A, Mulcahy K, Power DG, Ryan AM (2022) The Truth Behind Food and Cancer: Simple Explanations Based on Scientific Evidence. Cork: Cityprint. [Details]
(2021)Making the Most of Every Small Bite: High-Protein, High Calorie Cookbook for Children Aged 5-10 years.
Irish Paediatric Dietitians & University College Cork (2021) Making the Most of Every Small Bite: High-Protein, High Calorie Cookbook for Children Aged 5-10 years. HSE: HSE. [Details]
(2022)Eating Well with Swallowing Difficulties in Cancer: IDDSI Level 3 Liquidised Diet.
Ryan AM, Hanna M, Fanning M, NihAonghusa, Condon N (2022) Eating Well with Swallowing Difficulties in Cancer: IDDSI Level 3 Liquidised Diet. Cork: Cityprint. [Details]
(2021)Good Nutrition for Cancer Recovery (2nd Edition).
Ryan AM, Ni Bhuachalla E, Hanna M, Power DG (2021) Good Nutrition for Cancer Recovery (2nd Edition). Cork: CityPrint. [Details]
(2020)The Anti-Cancer Cookbook: Recipes to Reduce your Risk.
Ní Bhuachalla E & Ryan AM (2020) The Anti-Cancer Cookbook: Recipes to Reduce your Risk. Malta: Atrium.   [Details]
(2019)Healthy Eating for Cancer Survivors.
Ní Bhuachalla É & Ryan AM (2019) Healthy Eating for Cancer Survivors. Cork: Cityprint. [Details]
(2018)Making the Most of Every Bite.
Ryan AM, Ni Bhuachalla E, Holy J, O'Connor A. (2018) Making the Most of Every Bite. Cork: Cityprint Cork. [Details]
(2017)Nourishing Your Body during Pancreatic Cancer Treatment.
Ryan AM, Ni Bhuachalla E, Healy J, Power DG (2017) Nourishing Your Body during Pancreatic Cancer Treatment. Ireland: Cityprint, Cork. [Details]
(2016)Eating Well with Swallowing Difficulties in Cancer.
Ryan AM, Dwyer F, Healy J, Power DG (2016) Eating Well with Swallowing Difficulties in Cancer. Cork: City Print.   [Details]
(2014)Good Nutrition for Cancer Recovery.
Ryan AM, Ni Bhuachalla E, Power DG, O'Connor A (2014) Good Nutrition for Cancer Recovery. Cork City: Cityprint.   [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2020)'The Role of the Dietitian in Palliative Care'
Cushen S & Ryan AM (2020) 'The Role of the Dietitian in Palliative Care' In: Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine. Oxford , UK: Oxford University Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2020)'Epidemiology of cancer related weight loss and sarcopenia in the UK and Ireland: incidence, prevalence and clinical impact'
Sullivan ES, Daly LE, Power DG, Ryan AM (2020) 'Epidemiology of cancer related weight loss and sarcopenia in the UK and Ireland: incidence, prevalence and clinical impact'. Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, [DOI] [Details]
(2021)'A national survey of oncology survivors examining nutrition attitudes, problems and behaviours, and access to dietetic care throughout the cancer journey.  '
Sullivan ES, Rice N, Kingston E, Kelly A, Reynolds JV, Feighan J, Power DG, Ryan AM (2021) 'A national survey of oncology survivors examining nutrition attitudes, problems and behaviours, and access to dietetic care throughout the cancer journey.  '. Clinical Nutrition Espen, 41 :331-339 [Details]
(2021)'Impact of musculoskeletal degradation on cancer outcomes & strategies for management in clinical practice'
Ryan AM & Sullivan ES (2021) 'Impact of musculoskeletal degradation on cancer outcomes & strategies for management in clinical practice'. The Proceedings of The Nutrition Society, 67-68 [Details]
(2020)'The Relationship Between ECOG-PS, mGPS, BMI/WL Grade and Body Composition and Physical Function in Patients With Advanced Cancer'
Dolan RD, Daly LE, Simmons CP, Ryan AM, Sim WM, Fallon M, Power DG, Wilcock A, Maddocks M, Bennett MI, Usborne C, Laird BJ, McMillan DC (2020) 'The Relationship Between ECOG-PS, mGPS, BMI/WL Grade and Body Composition and Physical Function in Patients With Advanced Cancer'. Cancers, (12 (5)) [Details]
(2020)'Comparison of the prognostic value of ECOG-PS, mGPS and BMI/WL: Implications for a clinically important framework in the assessment and treatment of advanced cancer'
Dolan R, Daly L, Sim W, Fallon M, Ryan AM, McMillan D, Laird B (2020) 'Comparison of the prognostic value of ECOG-PS, mGPS and BMI/WL: Implications for a clinically important framework in the assessment and treatment of advanced cancer'. Clinical Nutrition, [DOI] [Details]
(2020)'Determinants of quality of life in patients with incurable cancer'
Daly LE, Dolan R, Power DG, Ní Bhuachalla EB, Sim W, Cushen SJ, Fallon M, Simmons C, McMillan DC, Laird BJ, Ryan AM (2020) 'Determinants of quality of life in patients with incurable cancer'. Cancer, [Details]
(2019)'Impact of weight loss and sarcopenia on response to chemotherapy, quality of life and survival'
Ryan AM, Prado C, Sullivan ES, Power DG, Daly LE (2019) 'Impact of weight loss and sarcopenia on response to chemotherapy, quality of life and survival'. Nutrition, [Details]
(2019)'The relationship between the BMI adjusted weight loss grading system and quality of life in patients with incurable cancer'
Daly LE, Dolan R, McMillan SC, Ní Bhuachalla É, Sim W, Power DG, Fallon M, Cushen SJ, Simmons C, Laird BJ, Ryan AM (2019) 'The relationship between the BMI adjusted weight loss grading system and quality of life in patients with incurable cancer'. Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, [Details]
(2019)'Accuracy of a Portable Indirect Calorimeter for Measuring Resting Energy Expenditure in Individuals With Cancer'
Purcell, SA;Elliott, SA;Ryan, AM;Sawyer, MB;Prado, CM (2019) 'Accuracy of a Portable Indirect Calorimeter for Measuring Resting Energy Expenditure in Individuals With Cancer'. Journal Of Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition, 43 :145-151 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'A window beneath the skin: how computed tomography assessment of body composition can assist in the identification of hidden wasting conditions in oncology that profoundly impact outcomes?'
Daly, Louise E.; Prado, Carla M.; Ryan, Aoife M. (2018) 'A window beneath the skin: how computed tomography assessment of body composition can assist in the identification of hidden wasting conditions in oncology that profoundly impact outcomes?'. The Proceedings of The Nutrition Society, 77 (2):135-151 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)'Loss of skeletal muscle during systemic chemotherapy is prognostic of poor survival in patients with foregut cancer'
Daly, LE;Ni Bhuachalla, EB;Power, DG;Cushen, SJ;James, K;Ryan, AM (2018) 'Loss of skeletal muscle during systemic chemotherapy is prognostic of poor survival in patients with foregut cancer'. Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, 9 :315-325 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Body MAss Index and Metastatic Melanoma Outcomes'
Daly LE, Ryan AM, Power DG (2018) 'Body MAss Index and Metastatic Melanoma Outcomes'. The Lancet Oncology, 19 (5) [Details]
(2017)'Reply to 'Higher rate of severe toxicities in obese patients receiving dose-dense (dd) chemotherapy according to unadjusted body surface area: results of the prospectively randomized GAIN study' by J. Furlanetto et al'
Daly LE, Power DG, Ryan AM (2017) 'Reply to 'Higher rate of severe toxicities in obese patients receiving dose-dense (dd) chemotherapy according to unadjusted body surface area: results of the prospectively randomized GAIN study' by J. Furlanetto et al'. Annals Of Oncology, 28 (5):1162-1162 [Details]
(2017)'Loss of skeletal muscle during systemic chemotherapy is prognostic of poor survival in patients with foregut cancer'
Daly LE, Ní Bhuachalla ÉB, Cushen SJ, James J, Ryan AM. (2017) 'Loss of skeletal muscle during systemic chemotherapy is prognostic of poor survival in patients with foregut cancer'. Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, [Details]
(2017)'Body composition by computed tomography as a predictor of toxicity in patients with renal cell carcinoma treated with Sunitinib'
Cushen S, Power DG, Teo M, Maceneaney P, Maher M, McDermot R, O'Sullivan K, Ryan AM (2017) 'Body composition by computed tomography as a predictor of toxicity in patients with renal cell carcinoma treated with Sunitinib'. American Journal of Clinical Oncology, 40 (1):47-52 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Computed tomography diagnosed cachexia and sarcopenia in 725 oncology patients: is nutritional screening capturing hidden malnutrition?'
Ni Bhuachalla E, Daly LE, Power DG, Cushen S, Ryan AM (2017) 'Computed tomography diagnosed cachexia and sarcopenia in 725 oncology patients: is nutritional screening capturing hidden malnutrition?'. Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, [Details]
(2017)'Does prolonged enteral feeding with supplemental omega-3 fatty acids impact on recovery post-esophagectomy: Results of a randomized double blind trial'
Healy LA, Ryan AM, Doyle SL, Ni Bhuachalla E, Cushen SJ, Murphy T, Ravi N, Donoghue C, Reynolds JV (2017) 'Does prolonged enteral feeding with supplemental omega-3 fatty acids impact on recovery post-esophagectomy: Results of a randomized double blind trial'. Annals of Surgery, [Details]
(2017)'The impact of body composition parameters on Ipilimumab toxicity and survival in patients with metastatic melanoma'
L Daly, DG Power, Á O'Reilly, P Donnellan, S Cushen, K O'Sullivan, M Twomey, D Woodlock, P Redmond, AM Ryan (2017) 'The impact of body composition parameters on Ipilimumab toxicity and survival in patients with metastatic melanoma'. British Journal of Cancer, 116 (3):310-317 [Details]
(2016)'Cancer-associated malnutrition, cachexia and sarcopenia: The skeleton in the hospital closet 40 years later'
Ryan, Aoife M.; Power, Derek G.; Daly, Louise; Cushen, Samantha J.; Ní Bhuachalla, Ēadaoin; Prado, Carla M. (2016) 'Cancer-associated malnutrition, cachexia and sarcopenia: The skeleton in the hospital closet 40 years later'. Proceedings of The Nutrition Society, 75 (2):199-211 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2016)'Impact of body composition parameters on clinical outcomes in patients with metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer treated with docetaxel'
Cushen, SJ;Power, DG;Murphy, KP;McDermott, R;Griffin, BT;Lim, M;Daly, L;MacEneaney, P;Sullivan, KO;Prado, CM;Ryan, AM (2016) 'Impact of body composition parameters on clinical outcomes in patients with metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer treated with docetaxel'. Clinical Nutrition Espen, 13 :39-45 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Impact of body composition parameters on clinical outcomes in patients with metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer treated with docetaxel'
Cushen SJ, Power DG, Murphy KP, McDermott RM, Griffin BT, Lim M, MacEneaney P, O'Sullivan K, Prado CM, Ryan AM (2016) 'Impact of body composition parameters on clinical outcomes in patients with metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer treated with docetaxel'. Clinical Nutrition Espen, 13 :39-45 [Details]
(2016)'Sarcopenia and cachexia in the era of obesity: Clinical and nutritional impact'
Prado, C. M.; Cushen, Samantha; Orsso C.; Ryan, Aoife M. (2016) 'Sarcopenia and cachexia in the era of obesity: Clinical and nutritional impact'. The Proceedings of The Nutrition Society, 75 (2):188-198 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2015)'The role of inflammatory biomarkers in the assessment of nutritional status and disease states'
Ryan AM, Cushen S, Ni Bhuachalla E, Dwyer F, Power DG (2015) 'The role of inflammatory biomarkers in the assessment of nutritional status and disease states'. Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 30 (1):3-15 [Details]
(2015)'Poor awareness of risk factors for cancer in Irish adults: Results of a large survey and review of the literature'
Ryan AM, Cushen S, Schellekens S, Burns L, Kenny U, Power DG (2015) 'Poor awareness of risk factors for cancer in Irish adults: Results of a large survey and review of the literature'. The Oncologist, 20 :1-7 [Details]
(2015)'Nutrition Assessment in Oncology'
Cushen SJ, Power DG, Ryan AM (2015) 'Nutrition Assessment in Oncology'. Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 30 (1):103-119 [Details]
(2012)'Metabolic syndrome and Leptin are Associated with Adverse Pathological Features in Male Colorectal Cancer Patients'
Healy L, Howard J, Ryan AM, Beddy P, Meighan B, Stephens R, Reynolds JV (2012) 'Metabolic syndrome and Leptin are Associated with Adverse Pathological Features in Male Colorectal Cancer Patients'. Colorectal Disease, 14 (2):157-165   [Details]
(2011)'Obesity, metabolic syndrome and esophageal adenocarcinoma: Epidemiology, etiology and new targets'
Ryan AM, Duong M, Healy L, Ryan S, Reynolds JV, Power DG (2011) 'Obesity, metabolic syndrome and esophageal adenocarcinoma: Epidemiology, etiology and new targets'. Cancer Epidemiology, 35 :309-319   [Details]
(2011)'Cancer cachexia: mechanisms and clinical implications'
CL Donoghue, A Ryan, JV Reynolds; (2011) 'Cancer cachexia: mechanisms and clinical implications'. Gastroenterology Research & Practice,   [Details]
(2010)'Obesity increases the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer and is associated with more advanced stage at presentation but no impact on survival'
Healy L, Ryan AM, Connolly E, Boyle T, Rowley S, Kennedy MJ, Reynolds JV (2010) 'Obesity increases the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer and is associated with more advanced stage at presentation but no impact on survival'. Unknown, 16 (1):95-97   [Details]
(2010)'Lack of differential pattern in central adiposity and metabolic syndrome in Barrett's esophagus and gastroesophageal reflux disease'
Healy L, Ryan AM, Pidgeon G, Ravi N, Reynolds JV (2010) 'Lack of differential pattern in central adiposity and metabolic syndrome in Barrett's esophagus and gastroesophageal reflux disease'. Diseases of the Esophagus, 23 (5):386-391   [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)'Metabolic syndrome, central obesity and insulin resistance are associated with adverse pathological features in postmenopausal breast cancer'
Healy L, Ryan AM, Carroll P, Ennis D, Crowley V, Boyle T, Kennedy MJ, Connolly E, Reynolds JV (2010) 'Metabolic syndrome, central obesity and insulin resistance are associated with adverse pathological features in postmenopausal breast cancer'. Clinical Oncology, 22 (4):281-288   [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)'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)'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)'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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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)'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)'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
(2018)'Nutritional decline in cancer: impact on quality of life, tolerance to treatment and survival & an Irish context'
Ryan AM, Daly LE, Sullivan E, Cushen SJ, Power DG (2018) 'Nutritional decline in cancer: impact on quality of life, tolerance to treatment and survival & an Irish context' Cancer Professional, . [Details]
(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, . [Details]
(2018)'Nutritional decline in cancer: impact on quality of life, tolerance to treatment and survival & an Irish context'
Ryan AM, Daly LE, Sullivan E, Cushen SJ, Power DG (2018) 'Nutritional decline in cancer: impact on quality of life, tolerance to treatment and survival & an Irish context' Cancer Professional, . [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, . [Details]
(2016)'Cancer-Associated Malnutrition, Cachexia & Sarcopenia in the Era of Obesity'
Ryan A, Daly L, Power D (2016) 'Cancer-Associated Malnutrition, Cachexia & Sarcopenia in the Era of Obesity' Cancer Professional, . [Details]
(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]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2019Nutrition Society Cuthbertson Award The Nutrition Society
2016Irish Health Care Award Commendation: Best Patient Education Initiative Irish Healthcare Awards
2015Irish Healthcare Award: Best Patient Education Initiative Irish Healthcare awards
2015The Nutrition Society Julie Wallace Award Nutrition Society
2012INDI Malnutrition Bursary Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute
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
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) Member01-JAN-00 / 11-JUN-15
CORU Registered Dietitian no. DI021735 Registered Dietitian no. DI021735/
American Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition Member/
Irish Society of Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism Member/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Senior Lecturer01-JUL-11 /
New York University Assistant Professor of Nutrition01-SEP-08 / 30-JUN-10
St. James's Hospital Dublin Senior Dietitian01-JAN-00 / 30-SEP-07

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2016University College Cork Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher EducationTeaching & Learning in Higher Education
2013University College Cork Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher EducationTeaching & Learning
2008Trinity College Dublin PhD (Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics)Nutrition
2000Dublin Institute of Technology Diploma in Human Nutrition & DieteticsDietetics
2000Trinity College Dublin BSc (Human Nutrition & Dietetics)Human Nutrition & Dietetics

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

MSc Human Nutrition & Dietetics
DT6008 Medical Management of Disease 
DT6002 Assessment of Nutritional Status in the Clinical Setting
DT6003 Medical Nutrition Therapy
DT6013 Research Dissertation in Dietetics
DT6009 Clinical Practice Placement 1
DT6011 Clinical Practice Placement 2
DT6012 Clinical Practice Placement 3
DT6003 Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy
DT6004 Food Skills
DT6015 Advanced Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics


BSc Nutritional Sciences & PG Dip Nutritional Sciences

1st year
NT1002 Human Nutrition: Energy & Macronutrients
3rd year
NT3014/NT6009 Assessment of Nutritional Status 
NT3001 Clinical Nutrition 
NT3012 Library Project
4th year
NT4006 Research Project 
NT4001/NT6012 Nutritional Epidemiology
NT4005 Emerging Issues in Nutrition




Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2015Samantha Cushen UCCPhDCancer-Associated Malnutrition, Sarcopenia and Cachexia: Impact on treatment outcomes, quality of life and survival
2024Clodagh Scannell University College CorkPHD
2021Michelle Hanna University College CorkDevelopment of patient resources for oncology patients with dysphagia and disease-related malnutrition
2021Erin Stella Sullivan University College CorkPHDMalnutrition & Altered Body Composition in Oncology: Prevalence, Aetiology, Consequences & Potential Therapies
2018Louise Daly University College CorkPHDThe prevalence and prognostic value of abnormal body composition phenotypes in Irish oncology patients
2017Fiona Dwyer University College CorkMScApproaches to treating disease-related malnutrition: development of novel resource to increase oral intake in dysphagia cancer patients and a phase I study exploring a bioactive peptide to stimulate appetite
2017Eadaoin Ni Bhuachalla University College CorkPHDThe role of diet, nutritional assessment and intervention in the prevention of cancer and the treatment of caner-related malnutrition

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