Síle Griffin

Sile Griffin Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow / Career-FIT PLUS Fellow
Qualifications: 2015 Ph.D. Neuroscience (Institute for Science & Technology in Medicine, Keele University, UK; 2010 | MSc. Stem Cells and Regeneration, University of Bristol, U.K; 2009 | B.Sc. Neuroscience (Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, University College Cork

Dr. Síle Griffin
Department of Physical Education & Sport Sciences
Faculty of Education & Health Sciences
University of Limerick

Email: sile.griffin@ul.ie
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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow / Career-FIT PLUS Fellow

Teaching and Research Interests:

Research Interests

Dr Síle Griffin completed her BSc in Neuroscience at University College Cork, Ireland in 2009, MSc in Stem Cells and Regeneration from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom in 2010, and PhD in Neuroscience from Keele University, United Kingdom in 2015. Dr Griffin’s doctoral research focused on stem cell therapies for neurodegenerative diseases, in particular the role of vitamins in brain development and repair.

Following her academic studies, Dr Griffin worked at Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit, prior to joining DuPont Nutrition and Biosciences, Finland in 2018. Here, she worked as a Scientist on the Brain Health Platform, conducting pre-clinical and clinical trials to establish effective nutritional therapies for cognitive health and healthy aging. In 2021, Dr Griffin was awarded a Marie Sklodowska Curie Career-FIT Fellowship (Jakeman Research Group, PESS) to work on a nutritional strategy using a plant and marine-based dietary supplement to support healthy musculoskeletal ageing, which fits with the timely transition towards a sustainable food system in Europe.

Contribution to UN Sustainable Development Goals
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, outlines 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):