Short CV/Education and training


  • 1991 – 1995
    B. A (Mod) Natural Sciences. Trinity College, Dublin

  • 1995 – 1999
    PhD TMR (Marie Curie) Fellowship. University of Southampton


  • 2015
    Associate Professor, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science, UCD, Ireland


  • 1998 – 2000
    EU Marie Curie (TMR) Postdoctoral Fellow, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Oeiras, Portugal

  • 2000
    Visiting scientist, The Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge

  • 2000 – 2002
    Conway Research Fellow, University College Dublin, Ireland

  • 2002 – 2005
    Conway Career Track Investigator, UCD Dublin, Ireland

  • 2005 – 2007
    Lecturer, UCD SBBS, UCD Dublin, Ireland

  • 2007 – 2012
    Lecturer and Conway Fellow, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science

  • 2012 – 2015
    Senior Lecturer and Conway Fellow, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science

Selected publications

  • 1. C. Morris, C.M. O'Grada, M.F. Ryan, M.J. Gibney, H.M. Roche, E.R. Gibney, L. Brennan (2015). Modulation of the lipidomic profile due to a lipid challenge and fitness level: a postprandial study. 14:65.

  • 2. H. Gibbons, B.A. McNulty, A.P. Nugent, J. Walton, A. Flynn, M.J. Gibney and L. Brennan (2015). A metabolomics approach to the identification of biomarkers of sugar-sweetened beverage intake. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 101(3):471-7.

  • 3. A. O'Gorman and L. Brennan (2015). Metabolomic applications in nutritional research: A perspective. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 95(13):2567-70.

  • 4. C. B. O'Donovan, M. C. Walsh, A. P. Nugent, B. McNulty, J. Walton, A. Flynn, M. J. Gibney, E. R. Gibney and L. Brennan (2014). Use of metabotyping for the delivery of personalised nutrition. Molecular nutrition & food research (In press)

  • 5. L. Brennan (2014). NMR-based metabolomics: From sample preparation to applications in nutrition research. Progress in nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. 83:42-49.

  • 6. A. O’Gorman, C. Morris, M. Ryan, C. O’Grada, H.M. Roche, E.R. Gibney, M.J. Gibney and L. Brennan (2014). Habitual dietary intake impacts on the lipidomic profile. Journal of Chromatography B 966:140-146.

  • 7. M. Wallace, C. Morris, C.M. O'Grada, M. Ryan, E.T. Dillon, E. Coleman, E.R. Gibney, M.J. Gibney, H.M. Roche and L. Brennan (2014). Relationship between the lipidome, inflammatory markers and insulin resistance. Molecular BioSystems 10(6):1586-1595.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • ERC Consolidator: A-DIET

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Director of NuGO

  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Irish Nutrition Section


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