Mrs. Geraldine Nolan

B.Sc., Dip. in Nutrition, M.Sc.

Contact Details

University Teacher
Health Promotion Research Centre
Room 239
Aras Moyola
Discipline of Health Promotion
School of Health Sciences
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 3645
E: geraldine.nolan@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Geraldine Nolan BSc. MSc. Dip Nut & Dietetics is a lecturer in the Departments of Health Promotion, and Biochemistry at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  She previously worked as a nutritionist in both clinical and public health settings.

Geraldine was involved in setting up the National Nutrition Surveillance Centre, which was established in the Department of Health Promotion in 1992. Some of the research projects to which she has contributed include; evaluation of the community nutrition service in the HSE West (previously Western Health Board), exploration of attitudes to breastfeeding, evaluation of nutrition education in primary schools and evaluation of nutrition interventions in various settings. Some of the reports to which she has contributed include annual reports published by the National Nutrition Surveillance Centre and the Report of the Obesity Task Force 2005.

Teaching Interests
 

- Principles of clinical nutrition
- Principles of Public health nutrition
- Settings approach to Nutrition Health Promotion
- Use of different teaching methodologies e.g web based materials, problem based learning.


Research Interests
 

- Investigation of Effective Nutrition Interventions across public health, and clinical settings.
- Best Practice for Community Nutrition and Dietetic services in delivery of service or clients with eating disorders
- Nutrition needs of ethnic minorities.
- Production of best practice guidelines in clinical setting.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2004) 'Hurling Alone? How Social Capital failed to save the Irish from Cardiovascular disease in the United States'
Kelleher, C., Harper, S., Tay, J., Nolan, G. (2004) 'Hurling Alone? How Social Capital failed to save the Irish from Cardiovascular disease in the United States'. American Journal of Public of Health, 94 (12):2162-2169 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2003) 'Social diversity of Irish adults nutritional intake'
Friel, S,Kelleher, CC,Nolan, G,Harrington, J (2003) 'Social diversity of Irish adults nutritional intake'. European Journal Of Clinical Nutrition, 57 :865-875 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2002) 'Effect of social variation on the Irish diet'
Kelleher, C.C., Friel, S., Nolan, G., Forbes, B. (2002) 'Effect of social variation on the Irish diet'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 61 :527-536 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2002) 'Dieting patterns and related lifestyles of school aged children in the Republic of Ireland'
Nic Gabhainn, S., Nolan, G., Kelleher, C. & Friel, S. (2002) 'Dieting patterns and related lifestyles of school aged children in the Republic of Ireland'. Public Health Nutrition, 5 (1):457-462 [DOI] [Details]
(2000) 'Nutrition for Social Care Workers'
Nolan, G., Hodgins, M. (2000) 'Nutrition for Social Care Workers'. Galway: Centre for Health Promotion Studies, N.U.I. Galway, [Details]
(2000) 'Health Behaviour in school children (HBSC): Food habits of dieting teenagers'
Nic Gabhainn, S., Nolan, G., Kelleher, C. & Friel, S. (2000) 'Health Behaviour in school children (HBSC): Food habits of dieting teenagers'. Proceedings Of The Nutrition Society, [Details]
(1999) 'Evaluation of the Nutrition Education at Primary School (NEAPS) programme'
Friel, S., Kelleher, C.C., Campbell, P. & Nolan, G. (1999) 'Evaluation of the Nutrition Education at Primary School (NEAPS) programme'. Public Health Nutrition, 2 (4):549-555 [Details]
(1998) 'Knowledge & attitudes to breast feeding in the Eastern health board area'
Kelleher, C., Nolan, G., Connolly , C., Mac Farlane, A., Rossnagel, K. (1998) 'Knowledge & attitudes to breast feeding in the Eastern health board area'. Report for community nutrition service health promotion department, Eastern Health Board by Centre of Health Promotion Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway, [Details]
(1998) 'Comparative diet and lifestyle study between Irish and West Virginian women'
Nolan, G., Friel, S., Kelleher, C. (1998) 'Comparative diet and lifestyle study between Irish and West Virginian women'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 57 (1) [Details]
(1997) 'A Review of the Health Promotion Framework for Action Nutrition Plan'
Friel, S., Nolan, G., Kelleher, C. (1997) 'A Review of the Health Promotion Framework for Action Nutrition Plan'. Galway: National Nutrition Surveillance Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway, [Details]
(1997) 'A G.P strategy for managing obesity'
Nolan, G., Kelleher, C. (1997) 'A G.P strategy for managing obesity'. Journal of the Irish College of General Practitioners, [Details]
(1995) 'Changes in the Food Chain since the Great Irish Famine'
Friel, S., Nolan, G., Kelleher, C. (1995) 'Changes in the Food Chain since the Great Irish Famine'. Galway: National Nutrition Surveillance Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway, [Details]
(1995) 'Public health medicine in Ireland : lecture notes'
Kelleher, C., Solan, J. (1995) 'Public health medicine in Ireland : lecture notes'. Galway: Centre for Health Promotion Studies, University of Galway, [Details]
(1994) 'NNSC Report - Health Status of the Irish population 1994'
Friel, S., Nolan, G., Kelleher, C. (1994) 'NNSC Report - Health Status of the Irish population 1994'. Galway: National Nutrition Surveillance Centre, University College Galway, [Details]
(1993) 'Nutrition Surveillance in Ireland 1993'
Newell, J., Nolan, G., Kelleher, C. (1993) 'Nutrition Surveillance in Ireland 1993'. Galway: National Nutrition Surveillance Centre, University College Galway, [Details]
(1992) 'Assement of the nutritional status of rural and urban elderly living at home'
Fogarty, G., Nolan, G. (1992) 'Assement of the nutritional status of rural and urban elderly living at home'. Irish Medical Journal, 85 (1):14-16 [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
Diet in the prevention of obesity and cancer. Health Research Board Conference.
Nolan, G. Diet in the prevention of obesity and cancer. Health Research Board Conference. Northern Ireland National Cancer Institute: Conference Paper [Details]

Non Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2005) Obesity - the Policy Challenges. The report of the National Taskforce on Obesity.
Nolan, G. (2005) Obesity - the Policy Challenges. The report of the National Taskforce on Obesity. Non Published Reports [Details]