Dr. Elaine McCarthy

Elaine McCarthy
Postdoctoral Researcher, PINPOINT

Elaine’s main research interests at INFANT are in the field of paediatric nutrition, with a particular focus on micronutrients (iron and vitamin D) and their associations with health outcomes. Other interests include vitamin D and its role in muscle function and eating behaviours in young children and their associations with weight status.

Elaine’s PhD thesis was entitled “iron status in early life and associations with developmental outcomes” and the main aim of her research was to investigate associations between iron intakes and status and growth and developmental outcomes in toddlers in the Cork BASELINE Birth Cohort Study. 

Career Profile:

  • 2016-present Postdoctoral researcher, Pinpoint (Personalised Nutrition for the Preterm Infant) project
  • 2012-2016 PhD Human Nutrition, University College Cork
  • 2008-2012 BSc (hons) Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork

Professional Activities/Achievements:

  • Member of the Nutrition Society 2012-present
  • Safefood Travel Bursary 2013
  • Michael C Berndt Medal for Research Innovation 2015
  • Nutrition Society Travel Bursary 2016

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