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PhD projects

Dr McEvoy is open to PhD applications in the field of nutrition and ageing research, particularly projects involving data analysis in cohort studies and clinical/community-based dietary and lifestyle interventions.


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Personal profile

Research Statement

As a dietitian and epidemiologist, I investigate the role of nutrition in healthy ageing and prevention of disease. My research spans two main areas: (1) Examination of dietary and other modifiable factors in relation to disease risk in cohort studies (2) Development and evaluation of interventions to promote lifestyle behaviour change and improve health and well-being. Specifically, I am interested in how dietary patterns influence neurodegeneration and cardiovascular disease during ageing. A goal of my current work is to inform evidence-based dietary recommendations for dementia prevention. I am recipient of several prestigious awards including The Beeson-CARDI Career Development Fellowship (American Federation of Aging Research,) The Wellcome Trust Seed Award in Science (2016) and Alzheimer’s Society Research UK pump prime Award (2016). I am a Senior Atlantic Fellow of the Global Brain Health Institute, University of California San Francisco and Trinity College Dublin.




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Research Output

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Combined LC-MS and 1H-NMR metabolomic profiling uncovers dietary biomarkers in a cohort of healthy Northern Irish older adults

    Rosas da Silva, G., Graham, S., Ugur, Z., Yilmaz, A., Kee, F., Young, I., Woodside, J., Neville, C., McEvoy, C. & Green, B., 2019, Federation of the European Nutrition Societies (FENS) Conference (October 15-18 2019).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
    217 Downloads (Pure)

    Dietary patterns during adulthood and cognitive performance in midlife: The CARDIA study

    McEvoy, C., Hoang, T., Sidney, S., Steffen, L., Jacobs Jr, D., Shikany, J., Wilkins, J. & Yaffe, K., 06 Mar 2019, In : Neurology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 9 Citations (Scopus)


    AFAR Beeson-CARDI Innovation Fund Award

    Neville, Charlotte (Recipient) & McEvoy, Claire (Recipient), 01 Jan 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • AFAR Beeson-CARDI Innovation Fund Award

    McEvoy, Claire (Recipient), Joanna Power (Recipient) & Joanne Feeney (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Atlantic Fellow of the Global Brain Health Institute

    McEvoy, Claire (Recipient), 01 Oct 2016

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • Beeson (CARDI) Career Development Fellowship in Ageing Research

    McEvoy, Claire (Recipient), 01 Jul 2015

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • Activities

    Alcohol and Brain Health in older adults across the Island of Ireland

    Claire McEvoy (Speaker)

    27 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    All Ireland Joint Public Health conference 2019

    Claire McEvoy (Member of the organising committee)

    27 Nov 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Alcohol in the lives of older adults: Understanding and intervening across the UK

    Claire McEvoy (Invited speaker)

    05 Dec 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    ‘Enough is enough’ tackling food poverty in Northern Ireland

    Claire McEvoy (Participant)

    25 Oct 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Press / Media

    Moderate alcohol use `could be important for brain health´

    Claire McEvoy


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Diet and Brain Health

    Claire McEvoy


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Best Diets for Preserving Brain Health Identified

    Claire McEvoy


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    A Heart-Healthy Diet May Be Good for the Brain

    Claire McEvoy


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research