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Danielle McCarthy

Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast

Danielle’s research explores citizen-centric approaches to improve societal health and wellbeing through food. The focus of her current work is to understand how citizen engagement, multi-disciplinary and cross stakeholder approaches can positively impact children’s health. Danielle has recently returned to academic research from an established career working across the food, pharmaceutical, retail and tech industries. She has previously held positions as Principal Scientist at GlaxoSmithKline and Head of Nutrition at Sainsbury’s. Her industry expertise lies in the design and commercialisation of nutrition and health research, through new product and service development, communications and the delivery of commercial health strategies.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Senior lecturer, Queen's University Belfast
  • 2015–2017
    Head of Nutrition , Sainsbury's
  • 2014–2015
    Company Nutritionist, Suntory
  • 2008–2013
    Principal Scientist , GlaxoSmithKline

Education

  • 2007 
    University of Reading, PhD

Publications

  • 2020
    Substantial inter-individual variations in insulin secretion and sensitivity across the glucometabolic spectrum, Scandinavian journal of clinical and laboratory investigation
  • 2019
    Effects of dietary fat on insulin secretion in subjects with the metabolic syndrome, European Journal of Endocrinology

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    XKIC Healthy Citizen and Consumer Engagement
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    European Institute of Innovation and Technology
  • 2020
    Curating Citizen Engagement: Food Solutions for Future Generations
    Role:
    Co Investigator
    Funding Source:
    European Institute of Innovation and Technology
  • 2020
    We Value Food
    Role:
    Co Investigator
    Funding Source:
    European Institute of Innovation and Technology
  • 2019
    Project Daire
    Role:
    Co Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Agri Food Quest

Professional Memberships

  • Nutrition Society
  • Association for Nutrition