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

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: A.Ryan@ucc.ie
Lecturer In Nutritional Sciences
School of Food & Nutritional Sciences

T: +353214902406
E: a.ryan@ucc.ie

Aoife Ryan graduated from Trinity College Dublin/Dublin Institute of Technology with a BSc (1H) Human Nutrition and Dietetics in 2000 and was the recipient of a Trinity College gold medal. She initally worked as a dietitian at St. James's Hospital for 7 years during which time she completed her PhD (2008) 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 at New York University until 2010. In 2011 she returned to Ireland and took up the position of Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences at UCC. 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. She was awarded Research Dietitian of the Year in 2009 by the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI). Her current research programme focuses on: (1) cancer cachexia and sarcopenia and the impact on quality of life, toxicity to chemotherapy treatment and survival (2)the role tube feeding enriched with omega-3 fatty acids on inflammation, weight loss & physical activity in surgical oncology patients;(3) the development of functional foods to treat anorexia of aging and disease (4) the metabolic consequences of central obesity and how they relate to cancer risk (5) role of nutrition in the prevention of cancer.

Aoife is currently principle investigator on a multi-centre 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 has recenlty published a book 'Good nutrition for cancer recovery' funded also by the HRB. 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 bioactive peptides on appetite in malnourished elderly.  She is also leading a number of studies investigating the impact of sarcopenia and body composition (measured by CT scan) on toxicity to common chemotherapy drugs (industry funded). Aoife has attracted €2.1m in research income through competitive funding programmes (e.g. HRB, Industry funding, FHI, SFI).   

She has taught Nutrition at Trinity College Dublin, New York University and University College Cork to nursing, medical, public health and dietetic students, and has presented her research at several international scientific meetings. She is currently the programme coordinator for the Post Graduate Diploma in Nutritional Sciences at UCC.

Research Interests

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

Books

YearPublication
(2014)Good Nutrition for Cancer Recovery.
Ryan A, Ni Bhuachalla E, Power DG, O'Connor A (2014) Good Nutrition for Cancer Recovery. Cork City: Cityprint. [Details]

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]
(2014)'Nutrition Assessment in Oncology'
Cushen SJ, Power DG, Ryan AM (2014) 'Nutrition Assessment in Oncology'. Topics in Clinical Nutrition, [Details]
(2014)'The role of inflammatory biomarkers in the assessment of nutritional status and disease states'
Ryan AM, Cushen S, Ni Bhuachalla E, Dwyer F, DerPower DG (2014) 'The role of inflammatory biomarkers in the assessment of nutritional status and disease states'. Topics in Clinical Nutrition, [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 Globe icon [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 Globe icon [Details]
(2011)'Cancer cachexia: mechanisms and clinical implications'
CL Donoghue, A Ryan, JV Reynolds; (2011) 'Cancer cachexia: mechanisms and clinical implications'. Gastroenterology Research & Practice, Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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]

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
2012INDI Malnutrition Bursary Irish Nutrition & Dietetic 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-DEC-12 / 11-JUN-15
Comission on Dietetic Registration USA Registered Dietitian/
American Dietetic Association Member/
American Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition Member/
Irish Society of Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism Member/

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(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]
(2014)International Cancer Conference,
SJ. Cushen, DG. Power, E Ni Bhuachalla, P. McEneaney , L.Daly, AM. Ryan (2014) A prospective investigation of nutritional status of Irish oncology patients undergoing chemotherapy: prevalence of malnutrition, cachexia, sarcopenia and impact on quality of life. [Poster Presentation], International Cancer Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 17-SEP-14 - 18-SEP-14. [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]
(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)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)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 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 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]
(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]
(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]
(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 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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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)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)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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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)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]
(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)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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(2013)European Society of Medical Oncology,
S. Cushen, D. Power, P. McEneaney, P. McLaughlin, F. Fitzpatrick, A. Ryan (2013) A prospective investigation of nutritional status of Irish oncology patients undergoing chemotherapy: prevalence of malnutrition, cachexia, sarcopenia and impact on quality of life. [Poster Presentation], European Society of Medical Oncology, Amsterdam . [Details]
(2013)European Soceity of Enteral & Parenteral Nutrition,
S. Cushen , D. Power , P. McEneaney, P. McLaughlin, F. Fitzpatrick, A. Ryan (2013) Prevalence of malnutrition, cachexia & Sarcopenia in ambulatory Irish Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy. [Oral Presentation], European Soceity of Enteral & Parenteral Nutrition, Leipzig , 04-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)European Society of Medical Oncology,
SJ Cushen, AM Ryan, MY Teo, P Mceneaney, P McLaughlin, F Fitzpatrick, R McDermott, DG Power (2013) Body composition as a predictor of dose limiting toxicity in patients with renal cell carcinoma treated with sunitinib. [Poster Presentation], European Society of Medical Oncology, Amsterdam . [Details]
(2014)European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO),
SJ Cushen, AM Ryan, M.Lim, R. McDermot, DG Power (2014) Impact of body composition on treatment toxicities in patients with metastatic prostate cancer treated with docetaxel. [Poster Presentation], European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), Madrid, Spain , 26-SEP-14 - 28-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014)International Cancer Conference,
AM Ryan, SJ Cushen, E Ní Bhuachalla, L Burns, U Kenny, DG Power (2014) Poor Awareness of Risk Factors for Cancer in Irish Adults. [Poster Presentation], International Cancer Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 17-SEP-14 - 18-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014)Advances in Nutrition, moving forward in a changing environment,
A Ryan (2014) Cancer-Associated Malnutrition, cachexia and sarcopenia in the era of obesity. [Plenary Lecture], Advances in Nutrition, moving forward in a changing environment, Dublin , 12-NOV-14. [Details]
(2014)International Cancer Conference,
SJ.Cushen, DG.Power, MY.Teo, P. Mceneaney, McDermott R, AM.Ryan (2014) Body composition by computed tomography scan as a predictor of chemotherapy toxicity in patients with renal cell carcinoma treated with Sunitinib. [Poster Presentation], International Cancer Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 17-SEP-14 - 18-SEP-14. [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]
(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]
(2014)International Cancer Conference,
Cushen SJ, Power DG, McDermot R, O’Sullivan K, Maceneaney P, Daly L, Ryan AM (2014) Impact of body composition on treatment toxicities in patients with metastatic prostate cancer treated with docetaxel. [Poster Presentation], International Cancer Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 17-SEP-14 - 18-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014)Pancreatic Association of Great Britain & Ireland,
A Ryan (2014) Cancer Cachexia & Nutrition. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Pancreatic Association of Great Britain & Ireland, Guilford, London , 27-NOV-14 - 27-NOV-14. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Irish malnutrition and Cancer advisory board chairperson2014 /
CPD Endorsement committee Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute HRI representative for CPD endorsement2012 / 2015
Interschool graduate studies committee member2012 /
Irish Society of Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism Scientific Steering Committee2011 /
SEFS Graduate Studies Committee Member and representative of school of food & nutritional sciences2014 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
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
2008Trinity College Dublin PhDNutrition
2000Trinity College Dublin BScHuman Nutrition & Dietetics
2013University College Cork Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher EduTeaching & Learning

Outreach Activities

 Description

Speaker on nutritional issues for Irish Cancer Society since 2005

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Am J Clin Nutr Referee01-JAN-06 -
Topics In Clinical Nutrition Member of Editorial Board01-JAN-08 -
Clin Nutr Referee01-JAN-07 -
European Journal Of Clinical Nutrition Referee01-JAN-05 -

Teaching Interests

NT1001 Introductory Nutrition
NT2007 Fundamentals of Nutrition
NU2032 Food, Nutrition & Health for Nursing Practice
NT2300 Sport, Physical Activity & Nutrition
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 

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Daly Louise Masters Degree by Research
Cushen Samantha Doctoral Degree
Ni Bhuachalla Eadaoin Brid Masters Degree by Research

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Fundamentals of Nutrition Part 1 NT2013Fundamentals of Nutrition Part 1
2015Assessment of Nutritional Status NT3014Assessment of Nutritional Status
2015Clinical Nutrition NT3001Clinical Nutrition
2015Fundamentals of Nutrition Part 2 NT2014Fundamentals of Nutrition Part 2
2015Introductory Nutrition NT1001Introductory Nutrition
2015Nutritional Status Assessment of Individuals and Populations NT6009Nutritional Status Assessment of Individuals and Populations
2015Introductory Nutrition NT1011Introductory Nutrition

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Dr Catherine Stanton, Prof Paul Ross, Prof Fergius Shanahan UCCIRELAND
Dr H Schellekens, Dr John Cryan, Dr Brendan Griffin UCCIRELAND

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation/ InstitutionCountry
Dr Derek Power, Prof Mick Maher, Dr Peter mcEneaney Mercy University HospitalIRELAND
Dr Laura Healy & Professor John V Reynolds Trinity college Dublin/ St. James's HospitalIRELAND