Dr. Sarah Fitzgerald

Dr. Sarah Fitzgerald


Dr. Sarah Fitzgerald, Research Lead, Food Choice at Work Ltd.

Address: Suite 2.25, 2nd Floor Western Gateway Building, Western Road, Cork.

Email: s.fitzgerald@foodchoiceatwork.com / sarahfitzgerald@ucc.ie

Website: www.foodchoiceatwork.com



Sarah is the Research Lead with Food Choice at Work Ltd, which is a commercial spin-out from the School of Public Health and the HRB Centre for Health and Diet Research. Sarah completed her PhD in 2016 as part of the HRB PhD Scholars Programme, a four year structured PhD programme. Her thesis was entitled “Evaluation of Complex Workplace Dietary Interventions” and consisted of a process evaluation and a comprehensive economic evaluation of the Food Choice at Work Study (FCW). The FCW study was a cluster controlled trial of complex workplace dietary interventions that assessed the comparative effectiveness of environmental dietary modification and nutrition education interventions, both alone and in combination versus a control workplace. Due to the significance of the trial findings and commercial interest, FCW went through a commercial spin-out process with UCC and now operates as a leading edge healthy eating management system for employees.

Prior to this, Sarah completed the BSc in Public Health and Health Promotion in UCC in 2009 and then went on to complete the Master of Public Health in UCC in 2010 where she specialised in Health Protection. Sarah’s research interests include public health interventions, process evaluation, implementation of interventions, economic evaluation of public health interventions. 

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