Nora O'Brien

Biography

Name: Nora O'Brien

Contact: nob@ucc.ie      

Designation: Professor

Academic Unit: Food and Nutritional Sciences

BSc (UCC), Masters in Nutrition (Minnesota), PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry (Cornell), Postdoctoral Fellow (Louvain).  She has lectured in UCC since 1989 and has developed a very successful research programme (200 research papers, 7 million funding, approximately 50 Masters, PhD and Post-doctoral scientists) on relationships between nutrition and health including in developing countries.

Thematic Expertise

Human Nutrition

Geographical Expertise

Africa, SE Asia

Relevant Projects

AGRIDIET funded by Irish Aid

BUCFOODS funded by DAFM

Publications

Roba, K.T., O’Connor, T.P., Belachew, T. and O’Brien, N.M. (2015). Seasonal variation in nutritional status and anaemia among lactating mothers in two agro-ecological zones of Rural Ethiopia: A longitudinal study.  Nutrition 31, 1213-1218. 

Roba, K.T., O’Connor, T.P., Belachew, T. and O’Brien, N.M. (2016).  Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Practices among mothers of children aged 6-23 months in two agro-ecological zones of rural Ethiopia.  International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences 5, 185-194.

Roba, K.T., O’Connor, T.P., Belachew, T. and O’Brien, N.M. (2016). Variations between post- and pre-harvest seasons in stunting, wasting, and Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices among children 6-23 months of age in lowland and midland agro-ecological zones of rural Ethiopia. Pan African Medical Journal 24:163. doi:10.11604/pamj.2016.24.163.9387

Roba, K.T., O’Connor, T.P., Belachew, T. and O’Brien, N.M. (2016). Prevalence of stunting and anaemia among children 6-23 months of age in two agro-ecological zones of rural Ethiopia.  Pediatric Health, Medicine and Therapeutics 7, 131-140.

Roba, K.T., O’Connor, T.P., Belachew, T. and O’Brien, N.M. (2018). Concurrent micronutrient deficiencies in lactating mothers and their children 6-23 months of age in two agro-ecological zones of rural Ethiopia.  European Journal of Nutrition 57, 655-667.

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