Currently: PhD Student
I am an active and enthusiastic science communicator in Ireland and the US. I have organised and given public talks at a number of events, competitions and festivals throughout the country and internationally including:
- TEDxFulbright Santa Monica 2015
- HEA and Irish Independent Making an Impact Competition - (2015 - Winner)
- Festival of Curiosity
- Midlands Science Festival
- Pint of Science
- Celebrate Science
- FameLab Ireland National Finals (2014 - 2nd place; 2015 - 2nd place)
- Thesis in Three (2014 - 2nd place)
- Dalkey Book Festival (2014, 2015)
As a qualified nutritionist from University College Dublin and a PhD student in nutrition and microbiology in University College Cork, my interests and expertise are in food and health. In particular I am fascinated by how the bacteria in our gut interact with our brains and how our diets can affect both our gut and brain health throughout life.
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