About Louise Daly
Louise graduated with an honours degree (BSc) in Nutritional Sciences from University College Cork. In September 2014, Louise began her PhD studies in the department of Food and Nutritional Sciences when she joined the Clinical Nutrition research group under the supervision of Dr Aoife Ryan. She investigates the prevalence of cancer associated malnutrition (cachexia, sarcopenia and myosteatosis) in Irish cancer patients and the associated consequential adverse health outcomes.
Theme / Team
Cancer & Nutrition, Malnutrition
Lung cancer, Prostate cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Colorectal cancer, Oesophageal cancer, Gastric cancer, Kidney cancer, Metastatic Melanoma
Louise graduated with a BSc (1H) in Nutritional Sciences from University College Cork in 2014. As an undergraduate student she completed a 6 month work placement on malnutrition in cancer and was a Health Research Board Summer Student Scholar in 2013.
Louise began her PhD studies in the department of Food and Nutritional Sciences when she joined the Clinical Nutrition research group in 2014. Louise has shown profound levels of muscle wasting in patients with cancer, and how this has a significant impact on patient’s clinical outcomes in terms of their ability to tolerate anti-cancer treatment, their quality of life and overall survival. She has presented her findings at both national and international scientific conferences and has won numerous awards for her research.