Catherine Stanton

Catherine Stanton

Prof. Catherine Stanton graduated from University College Cork (UCC) with B.Sc and M.Sc. degrees in Nutrition and Food Chemistry, and Ph.D (1988) in Biochemistry from Bournemouth University, UK. She was awarded a D.Sc. from National University of Ireland in 2009, based on published work. She is Principal Research Officer at Teagasc, Moorepark Food Centre, Fermoy, Co. Cork, and Principal Investigator, Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, Cork. She leads a research programme on functional foods, with emphasis on milk and fermented dairy foods, including probiotics, and their impact on human nutrition and health. She has coordinated EU-BIOCLA research project, and numerous national grants. She has a H index of 36, having published over 190 papers. She was joint recipient of the Elie Metchnikoff Award 2010 along with colleagues Paul Ross, Colin Hill, Gerald Fitzgerald, for research on the application of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) in fermented dairy products to improve health and mechanistic basis of LAB and probiotic functionality. She was appointed Adjunct Professor in the College of Medicine and Health at UCC in 2012.

Affiliations and Expertise

Teagasc Moorepark Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork, Cork, Ireland