Nutrition & Health Study Group
The nutrition and health study group is a small working group open to all with interest in nutrition, food security and health issues in development. The initial proposal for a working project evolved from a workshop at UCD in 2011 which highlighted the gaps that existed in the provision of nutrition education in development studies in Ireland. The group found a natural home in DSAI once it was established and it has evolved over the years to become the nutrition and health study group which explore issues relevant to these areas in development. The Nutrition and Health Study groups works very closely with the other networks, universities and NGO’s both in Ireland and internationally. Including and not limited to; The Irish Global Health Network; Livelihoods, Food & Nutrition Security Working Group of Dochas; Working Group on Nutrition and Agriculture in The Irish Forum for International Agricultural Development (IFIAD) and The Emergency Nutrition Network (EEN).
The groups brings together academics, researchers, development practitioners, and independent individual’s to share experiences, knowledge and expertise in the area of nutrition and health in development. The membership is inclusive to all and individuals are encouraged to use the platform to explore their ideas and utilise the skill mix and expertise of the group to develop concepts and projects.
This group is convened by Jacinta Greene of Children's Health Ireland at Tallaght Hospital. Interested people are encouraged to contact Jacinta at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Meetings will be advertised on the DSAI website and through e-mail updates.
- 26 June 2020 - Watch Webinar: Malnutrition across the spectrum and the increased health risks during the COVID-19 pandemic and related resource References and Further Reading
- 28 May 2020 - Watch DSAI Webinar: The Impacts of COVID-19 in the Global South
Jacinta Greene is the current lead of the Nutrition and Health Study group in the DSAI. She is a CORU registered Dietitian currently working in Children’s Health Ireland at Tallaght hospital Dublin. Jacinta's interests include nutrition and paediatric health, maternal and child health and child growth and development. Jacinta has a particular interest in nutrition in development and she lectures nutrition and medical students on Global nutrition at UUC, UCD and TCD. She spent three years working as a nutrition advisor in Cambodia with local Public Health Department and National Nutrition Programme. She is currently on the external board of advisors for the Safe Water research which is funded by Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). This is interdisciplinary research between Ulster University, University of Medellin, the University of Sao Paulo, along with NGO’s in Colombia, and Mexico. She graduated in 2000 with a BSc (Hons) and MSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from University of Ulster Coleraine and a Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics from Trinity College Dublin in 2010.