Research Staff, Maternal Health
Dr Aoife McNamara (BSc, PhD) is a post-doctoral researcher working on our Maternal Health pillar. The project she is working on involves supplementing breastfeeding mothers for improved gut and immune health while also examining the benefits transferred to babies via breastmilk. Aoife’s background is in Human Nutrition and her PhD focused on the identification of specific food intake biomarkers using various metabolomic techniques. Her research interests include influence of maternal diet on newborn health and early childhood development, interaction between diet and gut microbiota and environmental impacts on diet and metabolism.