Dr Marie Cantwell
My research focuses on elucidating the link between dietary intake and cancer risk/progression, including;
- Analysis of dietary intake data within large cohorts and RCTs
- Development of interventions to promote long term behaviour change
- Nutrition intervention studies examining clinically relevant endpoints
- Developing evidence based guidelines through systematic reviews and meta-analyses of dietary intake and cancer risk/progression
- Collaboration with NI Biobank to examine the relationship between nutrition/obesity related molecular markers in tumour tissue and cancer progression.
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 investigating the link between nutrition and cancer risk/progression.
Alumni: where are they now?
Name: Helen Coleman
PhD title: Dietary glycaemic index, glycaemic load and carbohydrate intake and cancer risk
Years of Study: 2006-2009
Current position: Senior Lecturer Queen’s University Belfast
Name: Michael O’Rorke
PhD title: Physical activity, nutrition and the aetiology of upper gastrointestinal tract cancers
Years of Study: 2007-2011
Current position: Assistant Professor, The University of Iowa, College of Public Health
Name: Roisin O’Neill
PhD Title: A randomised controlled trial of a diet and physical activity intervention in prostate cancer patients and related studies.
Years of Study: 2010-2013
Current Position: Postdoctoral research fellow, Queen’s University Belfast
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