Lorraine Brennan is a Professor in the School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin
, a Conway Fellow and a PI in the UCD Institute of Food and Health. Her research interests revolve around metabolism and altered metabolic pathways in health and disease. She leads a metabolomics research group in UCD, and is instrumental in the development of metabolomics for nutritional research. Areas currently under development include (1) the use of a metabolomic approach to identify novel biomarkers of dietary intake and (2) the use of metabolomic signatures ("metabotypes") to identify responder's to dietary interventions in a move towards personalised nutrition. Lorraine was awarded a Walsh Scholar PhD student who will be carrying out research in Spoke 4 animal nutrition (with Teagasc).