Tom O'Connor

Biography

Name: Tom O'Connor

Contact: tpoc@ucc.ie  

Designation: Senior Lecturer

Academic Unit: Food and Nutritional Sciences

BSc in Food Science (UCC), PhD and postdoctoral scientist in Nutrition (Cornell).  He has lectured in UCC since 1989 in both food science and nutrition areas.  He has longstanding teaching (including NT4008 Human Nutrition in the Developing World) and research interests in nutrition and health including in developing countries.

Thematic Expertise

Food Science, 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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