Prof. Stanton is Senior Principal Research Officer at Teagasc and Research Professor at UCC, College of Medicine and Health. She is one of the nine original PI’s in the APC Microbiome Institute, Cork. Her research programme addresses food and health, including developing innovative dairy foods and probiotics that influence human health and gut microbiota.  She has been involved in numerous national and international grants, including the coordination of FP5 funded EU-BIOCLA, JPI FOOD PROCESSING FOR HEALTH-LONGLIFE (2016-2019) and ERA-GAS funded METHLAB (2017-2020). Professor Stanton received the ELIE METCHKNOFF AWARD 2010 for research on the application of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) in fermented dairy products to improve health. She was awarded D.Sc. from NUI (2009), and Irish Laboratory Scientist of the Year 2017 and 2019.