Carol graduated from University College Cork with a BSc (Hons) in Nutritional Science in 2011 and completed her PhD in Nutritional Science in 2015 under the supervision of Professor Mairead Kiely, one of the Principal Investigators and the Maternal and Child Nutrition research lead at INFANT.
Carol’s main research interests are in the areas of pediatric nutrition (with a particular focus on vitamin D) and infant growth and body composition. Her PhD thesis, titled “Nutrition, growth and body composition in infancy”, investigated associations between infant growth trajectory and subsequent weight status using data from the Cork BASELINE Birth Cohort Study.
Currently, Carol is working as a post-doctoral researcher with the Cork Centre for Vitamin D and Nutrition Research on the ODIN project, investigating the relationships between intrauterine and early childhood vitamin D exposure and bone development and body composition in childhood.
- 2015-present: Post-doctoral research
- 2011-2015: PhD, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork
- 2007-2011: BSc (Hons) in Nutritional Science, University College Cork
- Member of the Nutrition Society since 2011
- Presented at a number of nutrition conferences including the Vitamin D and Human Health Conference and the 2nd and 3rd International Conference on Nutrition and Growth
- Reviewer for a number of international nutrition journals