I joined the academic staff as a lecturer below the bar on the new graduate-entry Masters programme, Human Nutrition and Dietetics at the School of Allied Health, Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, in the University of Limerick in August 2018. I previously spent 15 years practicing as a Senior Community Dietitian with the Health Service Executive (HSE), and managing my own business where I developed skills in planning, implementing and supporting programmes to promote health and prevent nutrition related diseases in a range of clinical & community settings. I am an active member of the Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute, which is the professional body for dietitians in Ireland and currently serve as a member on the Senior Management Team and was previously the Education & Professional Development Manager. My current interests include body image concerns, feeding difficulties, developing eLearning programmes for the profession of Dietitians and exploring competencies in nutrition among healthcare professionals. While I am early in my career as a researcher, I have much to offer as an evidence-based practitioner.
Griffin AC, Younger KM, Flynn MAT (2004): Assessment of obesity and fear of fatness among inner-city Dublin schoolchildren in a one-year follow-up study. Public Health Nutrition; 7(6): 729-35 http://dx.doi.org/10.1079/PHN2004607
Griffin A, Kelly L, O’Connor L (2015): Position of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute Optimal Approaches to Adult Weight Management Services in Ireland. Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute, Dublin https://www.indi.ie/images/articles/2015_WMIG_Position_Paper_26.4.15_final_submitted_1.pdf
Griffin AC (2014): An audit of the identification of overweight and obesity by primary care health professionals from referrals to a dietetic service. Research Bulletin, 7(1), NIHS, Limerick https://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/22639/1/nihsresearchbulletinvol7iss1.pdf
Benson SE, Sugrue S, Griffin AC (2004): Assessment of the availability and appropriateness of commercial weight loss programmes in Ennis. Research Bulletin, 2(3), NIHS, Limerick https://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/leadership-education-development/national-institute-of-health-sciences/research-bulletin/research-bulletin-archive/research-bulletin-june-2004.pdf
Griffin AC (2003): Developing and implementing healthy eating guidelines in a primary school setting- a pilot approach. Research Bulletin, 2(2), NIHS, Limerick https://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/leadership-education-development/national-institute-of-health-sciences/research-bulletin/research-bulletin-archive/research-bulletin-dec-2003.pdf