Alana Cutliffe is a recent BSc. Human-Nutrition Graduate from University College Dublin (UCD). She is keen to pursue a research career.
Science-related Work Experience:
Alana has both research- and industrial-related work experience. In 2016, she was a medical writer with the online medical platform, “Medivizor”, where she summarized recently-published medical papers for the layperson. In 2014, she undertook a ten-month work-placement at Danone Early-Life Nutrition, where her research-project’s aim was to assess the alignment of the product portfolio with the Company’s idealized nutritional standards. During the summers of 2013 and 2014, she undertook two laboratory placements at the UCD Centre for Food Safety and the UCD Conway-Institute Nutrigenomics Laboratory, respectively. She was also selected to present a poster at the 2014 “Universitas-21” Undergraduate Research Conference at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. She is currently undertaking a PhD. (Queen’s University, Belfast) which examines “Consumer Perceptions of Endocrine (Hormone) Disruptors in the Environment and the Food Chain”. She will use information gathered from focus groups and questionnaires to help form an appropriately-tailored risk-communication strategy.
Other Professional Points-of-Interest:
Alana is a member of the Nutrition Society and enjoys keeping abreast of the latest developments in nutrition research. She is also a qualified English-as-a-Foreign-Language Teacher and speaks fluent French, Spanish and Irish.