Catherine Stanton


Product Development Advisor

Catherine is Senior Principal Research Officer at Teagasc Moorepark Food Research Centre, founding member and Principal Investigator in the APC Microbiome Ireland and VISTAMILK SFI Research Centres and Research Professor at University College Cork.  

She has published over 300 research papers and has been awarded a D.Sc. by National University of Ireland in recognition of published work (2009). Her research focusses on development of innovative dairy foods that influence human health and the developing gut microbiota in early life.

She has been named a “Highly Cited Researcher” from the Web of Science group in 2017, 2018 & 2019, which recognises researchers whose citation records position them in the very highest strata of research influence and impact. She is ranked in the top 1% by citations in the field of Agricultural Science (Clarivate Analytics, 2017, 2018 and 2019). She is member of The Royal Irish Academy and previously received the “IDF Elie Mechnikoff Award”.
She graduated from University College Cork with B.Sc and M.Sc. degrees in Nutrition and Food Chemistry, and Ph.D in Biochemistry from Bournemouth University, UK. In her early career she carried out research with Johnson & Johnson UK, and was a postdoctoral fellow in Department of Medicine, Wake Forest University Medical Center NC, USA. She joined Teagasc in 1994 and is based in the food research programme in Moorepark, Fermoy, County Cork.  

She has since developed a research programme on functional foods, with emphasis on the molecular analysis of food components that impact on human nutrition and health. Catherine is currently Principal Research Officer at Teagasc and a Principal Investigator in the APC’s Microbial Metabolites core and in the Food Health Ireland research centre. She has published over 100 papers and has been awarded a D.Sc.

She was appointed Adjunct Professor, College of Medicine and Health, Department of Psychiatry, UCC in 2012 and more recently a Research Professor at UCC.

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