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Collection and utilisation of data from national food consumption databases to understand how foods, nutrients, food ingredients and food borne chemicals can influence health. She is also interested in how this data can be used to underpin public health policy relating to nutrition and food safety and to guide product development.

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Open to PhD applications from those having at least a 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in a life sciences based subject, who are interested in understanding how the foods we consume can influence our health and what we can do to make them more healthful.

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Trans fats - The difference between good and bad fats

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Denmark pulls back on fat taxes 

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Obesity on the rise in Ireland, survey shows

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