Aisling Geraghty

PhD Student in UCD School of Medicine, Thesis topic: The ROLO Kids from Pregnancy to Five Years: Insights into Maternal Nutrition, Epigenetics and Lifestyle Factors;

Description: My PhD research focused on factors associated with child growth and body composition up to 5 years of age. These factors included the maternal environment during pregnancy and maternal diet, along with epigenetic factors and lifestyle (primarily physical activity) at 5 years of age. The research was carried out on the longitudinal birth cohort from the ROLO and ROLO Kids study in the National Maternity Hospital.