Dr Aoife Caffrey

Dr Aoife Caffrey is the Postdoctoral Research Associate on the JPI-VALID project at Ulster University. She is responsible for the analysis of dietary polyphenols and biomarkers of inflammatory and metabolic health status in older people (TUDA and TUDA 5+ cohorts).

Aoife Caffrey graduated with MSc Human Nutrition from Ulster University in 2014 and subsequently worked as a Research Associate at Ulster’s Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE). In February 2019, Aoife completed her PhD research studies on ‘Maternal folate nutrition and offspring health’, under the supervision of Prof Kristina Pentieva and Prof Helene McNulty. Aoife’s research interests include the role of folate and related B-vitamins on health throughout the lifecycle. Her work to date has led to publications in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Clinical Epigenetics and Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. Aoife has presented her findings at both national and international scientific conferences, including the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) International Congress of Nutrition in Argentina (2017) and International Conference on Homocysteine and One-Carbon Metabolism in Denmark (2017) and Spain (2019). A.Caffrey[AT]ulster.ac.uk.