Dr. Seán Millar
Dr. Seán Millar
Dr. Seán Millar, Research Support Officer and Post-Doctoral Researcher
Address: Epidemiology & Public Health, Western Gateway Building, Western Road, Cork
Dr. Seán Millar is a Research Support Officer and Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health UCC. Seán’s PhD research examined anthropometric measures and diagnostic tests and their utility for assessing cardiometabolic risk and detecting patients with type 2 diabetes within clinical practice. Dr. Millar was also the representative for the HRB Centre for Health and Diet Research with the BioSHaRE data harmonisation consortium.
Since completing his PhD, Seán has taken up position as a Research Support Officer with the Irish focal point of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) where he is responsible for the preparation of annual reports detailing the prevalence of illicit substance use in Ireland, harms and harm reductions related to drug use, and substance abuse in prisons. He is also a regular contributor to Drugnet Ireland, the quarterly newsletter of the Alcohol and Drug Research Unit of the HRB.
Dr. Millar has been involved in a number of Post-Doctoral Research positions within the department. The safefood funded Lifetime Cost of Childhood Overweight and Obesity project represented the Irish contribution to a larger pan-European Joint Action on Nutrition and Physical Activity (JANPA) project. The overall aim of the JANPA project was to contribute to halting the rise of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents by 2020. Dr. Millar is currently employed as a researcher as part the HRB Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement (ICE) Awards. Primary among Seán’s responsibilities are data management of the Mitchelstown Cohort Rescreen. This five year follow-up study represents a valuable resource to additionally test a range of hypotheses relevant to disease prediction. Current research interests focus on obesity, diabetes and cardiometabolic risk assessment.