Dr. Alice Lucey


Dr. Alice Lucey, B.Sc., Ph.D, PGDip is a Lecturer in Nutrition at the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences in University College Cork (UCC) as well as a Principal Investigator at the Cork Centre for Vitamin D and Nutrition Research and a Funded Investigator at the INFANT Research Centre (UCC).  She is a Registered Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition and is currently the Academic Programme Director of the BSc Nutritional Sciences at UCC.  Dr. Lucey graduated from UCC with a BSc in Nutritional Sciences in 2002 and a PhD in Human Nutrition in 2007. Her PhD focused on the role of fruit, vegetables & seafood in maintaining metabolic and bone health.  She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from UCC. 


Dr. Lucey leads and collaborates in research in the area of nutrition, food bioactives and health, specifically, the design of innovative food-based solutions to support health and well-being.  She has significant expertise and more than 15 years’ experience in best practice trial design and methodologies for human dietary intervention studies; and has coordinated dietary based interventions at national and European level and is recognised as an expert in this area.  She has a distinct interest the Irish agri-food sector and nutrition-informed ‘Farm-to-Fork’ strategies and food systems. Dr. Lucey has actively collaborated with the food sector and is interested in research innovation and commercialisation; she recently completed her PG Certificate in Innovation, Commercialisation, and Entrepreneurship (Food) at UCC. 

Dr. Lucey has been a member of the Nutrition Society since 2002 and has contributed to the Nutrition Society Irish Section Committee since 2016. She was the local organiser for the recent Irish Section Meeting hosted by UCC in Cork during June 2022.

Current research interests:

  • The role of micronutrients vitamin K and D and food-based strategies (including dietary bioactives, fruit, vegetables, dietary fibre) on cardiometabolic and musculoskeletal health outcomes.



Dr Alice Lucey

Contact Details:


Lecturer, Human Nutrition


Principal Investigators

Cork Centre for Vitamin D and Nutrition Research

University College Cork , Western Road, Cork