Professor Kevin Cashman


Professor Kevin Cashman, B.Sc., Ph.D, D.Sc., is the Endowed Chair of Food and Health at University College Cork (UCC), a joint position between the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences and the Department of Medicine at UCC.  He is also a joint director of the Cork Centre for Vitamin D and Nutrition Research at UCC.  Professor Cashman has nearly 30 years of experience of teaching and research in the area of human nutrition.  He is a Registered Nutritionist (Public Health) with the Association for Nutrition.  Professor Cashman has published over 220 peer-reviewed papers and a H-index of 72 (via Google Scholar); he was awarded a DSc for published work in 2020.

Professor Cashman is currently a member of the World Health Organization - Food and Agriculture Organization expert group on nutrient requirements for infants and young children aged 0-36 months; the Advisory Council of the Micronutrient Forum, and of the Scientific Committee of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI). He chairs the Public Health Nutrition sub-committee of the FSAI.  He has previously served as a member of expert committees and working groups, such as the UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition’s working group on vitamin D and the European Calcified Tissue Society’s vitamin D working group. 

Current research interests:

  • Vitamin D: status, dietary requirements and food-based solutions
  • Vitamins D and K in health and disease
  • Diet, nutrition and bone health.



Professor Kevin Cashman

Contact Details:



Cork Centre for Vitamin D and Nutrition Research

University College Cork , Western Road, Cork