Dr. Alexandra Cremona is currently a Lecturer for the MSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics programme in the School of Allied Health in the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, at the University of Limerick. Alexandra started at the University of Limerick in 2013 as a Research Assistant in performance nutrition on the Food for Health Ireland (II) work package, having previously worked at Glasgow Caledonian University and as a dietitian in Glasgow. She is a CORU registered dietitian and Sports and Exercise Science graduate. She recently completed Doctorate studies in the area of early pregnancy risk identification of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus at the School of Medicine in UL. Her research interests are in body composition, dietary analysis and exercise throughout the lifecycle. Her current work is around early childhood and pregnancy nutrition. She is a committee member of the Heathy Eating subcommittee to the Healthy UL campus initiative.
Research interestsBody composition dietary analysis and exercise throughout the lifecycle
Cremona, A., Saunders, J., Cotter, A. Donnelly , A.E., Hamilton, J., O’Gorman, C.S (2020) Maternal obesity and degree of glucose intolerance on neonatal hypoglycaemia and birth weight: A retrospective observational cohort study in women with gestational diabetes mellitus. European Journal of Paediatrics: 179, 653–660. DOI: 10.1007/s00431-019-03554-x
Cremona, A., Hayes, K., O’Gorman, C.S., Ni Laighin C., Ismail K.I, Donnelly A.E., Hamilton, J and Cotter A (2019) Inter and intra-reliability of ultrasonography for the measurement of abdominal subcutaneous & visceral adipose tissue thickness at 12 weeks gestation. BMC Medical Imaging 19, 95. DOI:10.1186/s12880-019-0393-6
Cremona A., O’Gorman C., Cotter A., Saunders J & Donnelly A (2018). Effect of exercise modality on markers of insulin sensitivity and blood glucose control in pregnancies complicated with gestational diabetes mellitus: a systematic review. Obesity in Science and Practice: 4;4(5):455-467. DOI: 10.1002/osp4.283
Invited Review: Toomey, C., Cremona, A., Hughes, K., Norton, C., Jakeman P (2015). A review of Body Composition Measurement in the Assessment of Health. Topics in Clinical Nutrition: 30(1) 16-32. DOI: 10.1097/TIN.0000000000000017 .
Davies, R., Toomey, C., McCormack, W., Hughes, K. Cremona, A., & Jakeman, P (2015). Body Composition analysis of inter-county Gaelic athletic association players measured by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. Journal of Sports Sciences: 34(11) 1015-1020. DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2015.1085076