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Dr Danielle McCarthy comes to this position 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, a leading UK food retailer. Her industry expertise lies in the design and commercialisation of nutrition and health research, through new product and service development, communications and delivery of commercial health strategies.
Her approach is highly integrative, working across sectors, skills and disciplines.
Danielle’s research explores citizen-centric approaches to improve societal health and wellbeing. Be the outputs educational resources, food products or services, digital tech inventions or community initiatives, the focus of her work is to understand how citizen engagement is integrated in the co-design and delivery of solutions to improve population health. She is passionate about having a multi-disciplinary, cross stakeholder approach to her research, connecting businesses & organisations, education centres and research institutes with citizens to ensure research outcomes are of most relevance, trusted, accessible and scalable.
Integrating data informatics as a route to future proofed food production and food behaviours is also an area of interest.
Current research projects include;
Daire: Derry/Londonderry as the nexus city for food, education, trust and health
We Value Food: Improving future generations knowledge of, and engagement with, food with an entrepreneurial approach
XKIC Healthy Citizen and Consumer Engagement
Danielle delivers lectures across undergraduate and postgraduate courses
- Fundamentals of Nutrition and Food Policy
- Food Choice, Diet and Health
- Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Danielle supports BSc. MSc. and PhD students with their research projects
Vijayakumar, A., Rooney, C., Noad, R. L., Appleton, K. M., McCarthy, D., Donnelly, M., Young, I. S., McKinley, M. C., McKeown, P. P. & Woodside, J. V., 14 Aug 2020, In : Nutrients. 12, 8
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)60 Downloads (Pure)
Brennan, S. F., Lavelle, F., Dean, M., McKinley, M. C., McCole, P., Hunter, R. F., Dunne, L., O'Connell, N. E., Cardwell, C. R., Elliott, C. T., McCarthy, D. & Woodside, J. V., 19 Oct 2020, In : Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 79, OCE3, 1 p., E746.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Meeting abstract › peer-reviewOpen Access
Primary school-based food environment intervention for improved behaviour, food knowledge and dietary habits: Results from Project Daire, a randomised-controlled, factorial design cluster trial evaluationBrennan, S. F., Lavelle, F., Moore, S. E., Dean, M., McKinley, M. C., McCole, P., Hunter, R. F., Dunne, L., O’Connell, N. E., Cardwell, C. R., Elliott, C. T., McCarthy, D. & Woodside, J. V., 19 Oct 2020, In : Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. E738.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debate › peer-review
Substantial inter-individual variations in insulin secretion and sensitivity across the glucometabolic spectrumMcCarthy, D., 05 Mar 2020, In : Scandinavian journal of clinical and laboratory investigation. p. 1502
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile33 Downloads (Pure)
Childhood Involvement in Family Food Preparation and Shopping Attitudes Towards Food: Baseline Results from Project DaireBrennan, S., Lavelle, F., Moore, S., Dean, M., McKinley, M., McCole, P., Hunter, R., Dunne, L., O'Connell, N., Elliott, C., McCarthy, D. & Woodside, J., 15 Oct 2019.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster › peer-review
1 Media contribution
Press/Media: Expert Comment