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Dr. Anne Griffin

Biography

Before joining the School of Allied Health academic team in 2018, Anne practised as a senior community dietitian with the HSE and a consultant registered dietitian for 15 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 promotion through partnerships she has developed and maintained with both HSE and community development group services. Her current research interests include: (1) screening for malnutrition among older adults; (2) exploration of the influencing factors on participant attendance at structured education programmes for Type 2 Diabetes; (3) development of nutrition competencies among healthcare professionals (4) faculty training needs to support interprofessional education; (5) Mediterranean diet and rheumatoid arthritis (MEDRA) (6) PBL delivery and student experience. Anne is currently completing a MA in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship in Higher Education. Anne currently serves by statutory appointment on the Dietitians Register Board of CORU and is interim chair of the Senior Management Team of the Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute. 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) screening for malnutrition among older adults; (2) exploration of the influencing factors on participant attendance at structured education programmes for Type 2 Diabetes; (3) development of nutrition competencies among healthcare professionals (4) faculty training needs to support interprofessional education; (5) Mediterranean diet and rheumatoid arthritis (MEDRA) (6) PBL delivery and student experience.

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 service-learning within the taught modules that I lead. The students complete academically relevant service 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

"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

2021

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

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; pp. 1-8

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; pp. 729-735