Name/Title:

Dan Mc Cartney

Qualifications:

B.Sc./Dip. In Human Nutrition & Dietetics

M.Sc. in Molecular Medicine

Ph.D. in Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health

Profile:

Daniel qualified with a first class B.Sc./Dip. In Human Nutrition & Dietetics from DIT and Trinity College Dublin in 1997. He then undertook a M.Sc. in Molecular Medicine at Trinity College Dublin in 1999, followed by a period as a research assistant in the Department of Clinical Medicine at Trinity College until 2000.

Daniel worked as a dietitian/clinical nutritionist in Beaumont Hospital from 2001-2003; subsequently joining the School of Biological; Sciences at DIT in October 2003. He undertook his doctoral studies at DIT in the area of nutrition-related health inequalities among young women between 2004 and 2008. He was appointed Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI), the professional body for dietitians in Ireland between 2010 and 2012, and was a columnist for the Irish Examiner between 2012 and 2014.

In 2012, Daniel initiated a collaboration with Prof. Michael Turner, UCD Professor of Obstetrics at the UCD Centre for Human Reproduction in the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital (CWIUH). Their ongoing research there focusses on the impact of maternal diet and health behaviours on the long-term health outcomes of mothers and their children. His other areas of research interest centre mainly on nutrition-related chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis and malnutrition.

 

Publications:

Cawley S, Mullaney L, McKeating A, Farren M, McCartney D, Turner MJ (2016) Duration of periconceptional folic acid supplementation in women booking for antenatal care. Public Health Nutrition – In Press

Cawley S, Mullaney L, McKeating A, Farren M, McCartney D, Turner MJ (2016) Knowledge about folic acid supplementation in women presenting for antenatal care. Eur J Clin Nutr. – In Press

Mullaney L, Brennan A, Cawley S, O'Higgins AC, McCartney D, Turner MJ (2016) Relationship between fasting plasma glucose levels and maternal food group and macronutrient intakes in pregnancy. Nutrition & Dietetics doi: 10.1111/1747-0080.12278 – In Press

Mullaney L, O'Higgins AC, Cawley S, Daly N, McCartney D, Turner MJ (2016) Maternal weight trajectories between early pregnancy and four and nine months postpartum. Public Health. 2016 Apr 1. pii: S0033-3506(16)00074-3. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2016.02.017 – In Press

 

Mullaney L, O'Higgins AC, Cawley S, Kennedy R, McCartney D, Turner MJ (2016) Use of a web-based dietary assessment tool in early pregnancy. Ir J Med Sci; 185(2):341-55. doi: 10.1007/s11845-016-1430-x.

Mullaney L, O'Higgins AC, Cawley S, Kennedy R, McCartney D, Turner MJ (2016) Breastfeeding and Postpartum Maternal Weight Trajectories. Public Health Nutrition 19(8):1397-404. doi: 10.1017/S1368980015002967.

Cawley S, Mullaney L, McKeating A, Farren M, McCartney D, Turner MJ (2015) A review of European guidelines on periconceptional folic acid supplementation. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2015 Sep 9. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2015.131. [Epub].

McKeating A, Farren M, Cawley S, Daly N, McCartney D, Turner MJ (2015) Maternal folic acid supplementation trends 2009-2013. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2015 Jul;94(7):727-33. doi: 10.1111/aogs.

Cawley S, Mullaney L, McKeating A, Farren M, McCartney D, Turner MJ (2015) An analysis of folic acid supplementation in women presenting for antenatal care. J Public Health (Oxf). 2015 Mar 1. pii: fdv019. [Epub]

Scanlon G, Connell P, Ratzlaff M, Foerg B, McCartney D, Loughman J (2015) Macular pigment optical density is lower in type 2 diabetes, compared to type 1 diabetes and normal controls. Retina Sept 2015; 35(9):1808-16. doi: 10.1097/IAE.0000000000000551.

McCartney DMA, Byrne DG, Turner MJ (2015). Dietary Contributors to Hypertension in Adults Reviewed. Irish Journal of Medical Science 2015 Mar;184(1):81-90. doi: 10.1007/s11845-014-1181-5.

Mullaney L, O'Higgins AC, Cawley S, Doolan A, McCartney D, Turner MJ (2014) An estimation of periconceptional under-reporting of dietary energy intake. J Public Health (Oxf). 2014 Oct 29. pii: fdu086. [Epub ahead of print]

McCartney DMA, Younger KM, Walsh J, O’Neill M, Sheridan C, Kearney JM (2013) Socio-economic Differences in Food Group and Nutrient Intakes among Young Women in Ireland. British Journal of Nutrition, Dec 14;110(11):2084-97.

O’Higgins AC, Doolan A, Mullaney L, Daly N, Daniel McCartney D, Turner MJ (2013) The relationship between gestational weight gain and fetal growth: time to take stock? Journal of Perinatal Medicine, Nov 21:1-7.

 

Refereed abstracts (selected)

Fox E, Cawley S, Brennan A, Mullaney L, McCartney D, Turner MJ. (2015) Maternal dietary iron intakes during the first trimester of pregnancy. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society – accepted poster presentation (in press)

Mullaney L, O’Higgins A, Cawley S, Doolan A, McCartney D and Turner MJ (2015) The Introduction of Solids and Cow’s Milk. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society – accepted poster presentation (in press)

Cawley S, Mullaney L, McKeating A, Farren M, McCartney D and Turner MJ (2015) Folic acid supplementation in women presenting for antenatal care. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society – accepted oral comm. (in press).

O'Higgins A, Mullaney L, Daly N, McKeating A, McCartney D, Turner MJ (2015) Maternal obesity and postpartum weight retention. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 01/2015; 212(1):S301. DOI:10.1016/j.ajog.2014.10.811.

Kelly N, Coleman I, Cawley S, Mullaney L, O’ Higgins A, Turner MJ,  McCartney D (2014) Associations between alcohol intake and anthropometric measurements in an Irish obstetric cohort. Proceedings of The Nutrition Society 01/2014; 73(OCE2-OCE2):null. DOI:10.1017/S0029665114001359.

Coleman I, Kelly N, Mullaney L, O'Higgins A, Turner MJ, McCartney D (2014) Associations between socio-economic status and body composition in an Irish maternal cohort . Proceedings of The Nutrition Society 01/2014; 73(OCE2). DOI:10.1017/S0029665114001086.

Daly NM, Coleman I,  O’Higgins AC, Farren M, McKeating A, Kennelly MM, McCartney D, MJ Turner (2013) Correlation between diet and body composition in early pregnancy.  Journal of Obestetrics and Gynecology.

Bennett AE, McCartney DMA and Kearney JM (2013) Obesity is an independent predictor of breastfeeding initiation when socioeconomic status is controlled for. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 72 (OCE3), E166.

Barrett EM, Lane M, O’Higgins A, Mullaney L, Turner MJ and McCartney DMA (2013) Difference in Body Mass Index between Socio-economically Deprived and Non-Deprived Mothers in the First Trimester of Pregnancy. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 72 (OCE3), E156.

Lane M, Barrett EM, O’Higgins A, Mullaney L, Turner MJ and McCartney DMA (2013) The relationship between socioeconomic status and nutritional knowledge in women during pregnancy. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 72 (OCE3), E162.

 

Telephone:

00353 1 4024809

Email:

Daniel.McCartney@dit.ie

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