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Dr. Anne Griffin

Biography

Before joining the School of Allied Health academic team in 2018, Anne practised as a registered dietitian with the HSE and private consultancy for 20 years. During this time, she established and provided a community dietetic service and was involved in the development, implementation and support of programmes to promote health and prevent nutrition related diseases in a range of clinical & community settings. Anne continues to work in nutrition health promotion through partnerships she has developed and maintained with both HSE and community development groups. Her current research interests include: (1) nutrition care pathways for older adults; (2) understanding the factors affecting participant attendance at structured education programmes for Type 2 Diabetes; (3) development of nutrition competencies among healthcare professionals (4) faculty development to support interprofessional education; (5) Mediterranean Diet and Rheumatoid Arthritis (MEDRA). Anne recently graduated with an MA in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship in Higher Education, and was awarded the Education & Health Science faculty individual award for excellence in teaching in 2021. Anne currently serves by statutory appointment on the Dietitians Register Board of CORU and is the chair of the Executive Council of the Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute, the professional body for dietitians in Ireland. In 2020, she was elected to the Committee of Education and LifeLong Learning of the European Federation of Associations for Dietetics.

Research Interests

My current research interests include: (1) nutrition care pathways for older adults; (2) understanding the factors affecting participant attendance at structured education programmes for Type 2 Diabetes; (3) development of nutrition competencies among healthcare professionals (4) faculty development to support interprofessional education; (5) Mediterranean Diet and Rheumatoid Arthritis (MEDRA).

Teaching Interests

I was delighted to be selected as 2021 Education and Health Sciences winner of the Individual Teaching Excellence Award! My teaching is strongly underpinned by a concept of professionalism. Within a two-year timeframe, dietetic students undertake academic modules covering theoretical and core content knowledge that integrate with practice education whereby students apply the theory they have learned in a clinical environment. Therefore, I have embedded community engaged learning within the taught modules that I lead. The students complete academically relevant learning activities with partner organisations and then critically reflect upon their experience. This allows the students to make a meaningful impact in the community while building professional skills before entering the workforce. This lived experience, self-reflection and motivation to work in a ‘real-life' setting has been fundamental to the students' understanding and development of a sense of professionalism.

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2021 - EHS Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (Individual)

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

2021

COVID-19 healthcare policies in Ireland: A rapid review of the initial pandemic response
O'Leary N, Kingston L, Griffin A, Morrissey AM, Noonan M, Kelly D, Doody O, Niranjan V, Gallagher A, O'Riordan C, Lynch A.
(2021) COVID-19 healthcare policies in Ireland: A rapid review of the initial pandemic response
In Scandinavian Journal Of Public Health;

2021

"SingStrong": Singing for better lung health in COPD - A pilot study.
Cahalan R;Green J;Meade C;Griffin A;
(2021) "SingStrong": Singing for better lung health in COPD - A pilot study.
In Physiotherapy Theory And Practice;
DOI: 10.1080/09593985.2021.1907825
[ULIR]

2021

Diagnostic accuracy of the Mini Nutritional Assessment – Short Form to identify malnutrition among older adults: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]
Anne Griffin, Sorcha McGarry, Caoimhe Moloney, Rose Galvin
(2021) Diagnostic accuracy of the Mini Nutritional Assessment – Short Form to identify malnutrition among older adults: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]
In Hrb Open Research;
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12688/hrbopenres.13358.1

2020

The prevalence of malnutrition and impact on patient outcomes among older adults presenting at an Irish emergency department: a secondary analysis of the OPTI-MEND trial
Anne Griffin, Aoife O'Neill, Margaret O'Connor, Damien Ryan, Audrey Tierney & Rose Galvin
(2020) The prevalence of malnutrition and impact on patient outcomes among older adults presenting at an Irish emergency department: a secondary analysis of the OPTI-MEND trial
In BMC geriatrics;
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-020-01852-w

2020

Dietary interventions with or without omega-3 supplementation for the management of rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review protocol[version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]
Raad, T., George, E., Griffin, A., Larkin, L., Fraser, A., Kennedy, N. and Tierney, A., 2020.
(2020) Dietary interventions with or without omega-3 supplementation for the management of rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review protocol[version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]
In Hrb Open Research;
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12688/hrbopenres.13136.1

2004

Assessment of obesity and fear of fatness among inner-city Dublin schoolchildren in a one-year follow-up study.
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.
In Public Health Nutrition;