Life cycle nutrition

The unique nutritional demands at each stage of the life cycle is the focus of this field of research in the nutritional sciences. The Human Nutrition and Dietetics division studies the nutrition of infants, children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, adults of all sizes and older people. Researchers also carry out community-based studies to identify at-risk populations and to assess novel intervention strategies.

Research staff

Examples of research

  • Nutrition needs of older people
  • Infant and child nutrition
  • Development of a novel complementary food to increase iron and vitamin A status
  • Nutrition for prenatal, postnatal and breastfeeding women
  • Cardiovascular health in ethnic populations
  • Nutritional needs of older people
  • Nutritional programming of long-term health
  • Nutrition and cognitive function


For more information contact Dr Cathryn Conlon or Dr Louise Brough.

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