Holy Family National School Newport (1995-2003), Sacred Heart School Westport (2003-2009) University College Dublin (2009-2013)
BSc Human Nutrition, TEFL Teaching Certificate
Nevins Newfield Inn (Waitress/Bar Staff)
PhD Student University College Dublin
I love to travel, spend time with family and friends, run, cycle, climb mountains, read and drink tea!
Grass-fed beef has more of the omega-3 fatty acids which have been linked to health benefits… My research is to investigate if eating this grass-fed beef is healthier than eating grain-fed beef.
My Typical Day
I have two typical days... some days I work in the lab carrying out scientific tests... other days I work with people-they come into UCD, eat either a grass-fed or a grain-fed burger and we take blood samples... this blood will be used to see if grass-fed beef is better!
What I'd do with the prize money
I would buy teaching resources
I often give talks about how to eat healthy, portion size etc. to children and adults. I currently do this using a computer presentation. However, if I won the prize money I would buy visuals to go with my presentations. For example, I would buy a large food pyramid with all the foods that go on each shelf, I would have examples for the portion size of foods and meals that we should be eating and I would buy a shopping trolley full of healthy food to show students and adults what they should be buying to eat healthy-and then they can teach you children!
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Chatty, enthusiastic and smiley!
What did you want to be after you left school?
A nutritionist-lucky to achieve this!
Were you ever in trouble at school?
A little bit... I was a chatterbox!
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
White water rafting in Thailand!
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
To be able to teleport to Mayo in 5 mins, to win the lotto and to always have sun in Ireland!
Tell us a joke.
What food should you eat to improve your eyesight?... Seafood!