MISS Laura Keaver

Assistant Lecturer

Contact Details

Assistant Lecturer
Life Sciences
B2055
IT Sligo
Ash Lane
Sligo

E: keaver.laura@itsligo.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Laura Keaver is an assistant lecturer in Human Nutrition and Dietetics within the School of Life Science. She has responsibility for the development of Clinical Nutrition within the BSc in Human Nutrition and also teaches on a wide variety of other nutrition and health related modules within the School of Science. Laura graduated with a first class honours degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Trinity College Dublin and a postgraduate diploma in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2011. She completed a masters in Public Health in University College Cork, graduating with first class honours in 2013. Her research interests include the role of nutrition in the prevention and management of cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity and malnutrition.
 

Research Interests

Cancer, CVD, Obesity, Malnutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Female Athletes and Non-Communicable Disease Scenario Modeling. 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2019) 'Future Trends in Social Inequalities in Obesity in England, Wales and Scotland'
• Keaver L, Perez-Ferrer C. Jaccard A and Webber L. (2019) 'Future Trends in Social Inequalities in Obesity in England, Wales and Scotland'. Journal of Public Health, [Details]
(2017) 'Energy drinks available in Ireland: a description of caffeine and sugar content'
Keaver L., Gilpin S., Caldeira Fernandes da Silva J., Buckley C., Foley-Nolan C (2017) 'Energy drinks available in Ireland: a description of caffeine and sugar content'. Public Health Nutrition, [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'A randomized trial on the effects of flavorings on the health benefits of daily peanut consumption'
Jones J, Provost M, Keaver L, Breen C, Ludy MJ, Mattes R (2014) 'A randomized trial on the effects of flavorings on the health benefits of daily peanut consumption'. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 99 (3):490-496 [Details]
(2014) 'Effects of daily consumption of one or varied peanut flavors on acceptance and intake'
Jones J, Provost M, Keaver L, Breen C, Ludy MJ, Mattes R (2014) 'Effects of daily consumption of one or varied peanut flavors on acceptance and intake'. Appetite, 82 :208-212 [Details]
(2013) 'Application of the UK Foresight Obesity Model in Ireland: The Health and Economic Consequences of Projected Obesity Trends in Ireland'
Keaver L, Webber L, Dee A, Shiely F, Marsh T, et al (2013) 'Application of the UK Foresight Obesity Model in Ireland: The Health and Economic Consequences of Projected Obesity Trends in Ireland'. PLoS ONE, 8 (11) [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2016) The Lancet- Public Health Science
Keaver L, Webber L (2016) Future trends in morbid obesity in England, Scotland, and Wales: a modelling projection study The Lancet- Public Health Science [Details]
(2015) Proceedings of the nutrition society
Gilpin S., Keaver L., Faughnan M., Foley-Nolan C (2015) Energy drinks on the island of Ireland: a nutrition and digital marketing overview Proceedings of the nutrition society [Details]
(2013) Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Keaver L., Webber L., Dee A., Marsh T., Balanda K., Perry IJ. (2013) OP61 The Future Health and Economic Consequences of Recent Obesity Trends in Ireland Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2019) Association for the Study of Obesity Conference,
Keaver L., Kavanagh R., Cooper D (2019) The effect of a six week community based lifestyle intervention on the physical, metabolic and cardiovascular health of adult females over 50 years. [Poster Presentation], Association for the Study of Obesity Conference, Dublin . [Details]
(2019) Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism Conference,
Keaver L., Yiannakou I., Zhang FF (2019) . Integrating Nutrition into Oncology Care – the NutriCare program. [Poster Presentation], Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism Conference, Dublin . [Details]
(2019) Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute Research Conference,
• Keaver L., Yiannakou I., Folta S., Zhang FF. (2019) Perceptions of integrating Nutrition into Oncology Care. [Poster Presentation], Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute Research Conference, Dublin . [Details]
(2019) . International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity,
Keaver L., Yiannakou I., Zhang FF (2019) Perceptions on Integrating Nutrition into Oncology Care by Oncology Providers and Adult Cancer Survivors. [Oral Presentation], . International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Prague, Czech Republic . [Details]
(2019) . International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity,
Keaver L., Yiannakou I., Zhang FF (2019) The NutriCare Programme. [Oral Presentation], . International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Prague, Czech Republic . [Details]
(2018) Multiple Sclerosis North West Centre Conference,
Keaver L (2018) Nutrition and MS. [Invited Oral Presentation], Multiple Sclerosis North West Centre Conference, Sligo . [Details]
(2016) An overview of energy drinks in the Republic of Ireland,
Keaver L (2016) RCSI Public Health Medicine Conference. [Invited Oral Presentation], An overview of energy drinks in the Republic of Ireland, Dublin . [Details]
(2016) The Development of weight-mate, a weight loss app for the Irish population,
Keaver L (2016) RCSI Public Health Medicine Conference. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Development of weight-mate, a weight loss app for the Irish population, Dublin . [Details]
(2014) The impact of two public health interventions on projected obesity trends in Ireland,
Keaver L (2014) Health Care Professionals Research Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The impact of two public health interventions on projected obesity trends in Ireland, Dublin . [Details]
(2014) Taking on childhood obesity: oral health benefits,
Keaver L (2014) Oral Health Research Conference. [Invited Oral Presentation], Taking on childhood obesity: oral health benefits, Dublin . [Details]
(2013) The future health and economic consequences of recent obesity trends in Ireland,
Keaver L (2013) Society for Social Medicine Conference. [Oral Presentation], The future health and economic consequences of recent obesity trends in Ireland, Brighton, UK . [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2017 European Association for the Study of Obesity Grant EASO
2016 European Association for the Study of Obesity Scholarship EASO
2015 British Heart Foundation Scholarship BHF
2010 Undergraduate research scholarship Purde University, USA

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
CORU Registered Dietitian 16-OCT-16 /
International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Member 10-MAR-19 /
Association for Nutrition Registered Nutritionist 01-APR-18 /
Association for the study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland Member 08-MAY-16 /
Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism Member 08-MAR-15 /
Nutrition Society Member 06-JAN-13 /
Society for Social Medicine Early Career Researcher 05-JAN-14 /
European Society for Cardiology Member 07-JUN-15 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Institute Research Ethics Committee Member /
School Research Ethics Committee Member /
Science Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) National Committee Member of the SURE Network National Committee; SURE Network National Programme Committee (NPC); SURE Network Undergraduate Journal Committee (UJC) and SURE Network Curriculum Development Committee (CPC) /
Medex Institute Working Group /
Making Every Contact Count Working Group Member /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2015 Ulster University Post Graduate Certificate Social Research Skills
2013 University College Cork MPH Public Health
2013 Ulster University Post Graduate Certificate International Development
2011 Dublin Institute of Technology Post Graduate Diploma Human Nutrition and Dietetics
2011 Trinity College BSc (First Class Hons) Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Other Activities

  Description

Senior Collaborating Member of NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health

Member of the National Institute of Health Research Cancer Survivorship Working Group – Living With and Beyond Cancer (LWBC)

Teaching Interests

Clinical Nutrition, Public health Nutrition, Global Perspectives in Nutrition 

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2016 Public Health Nutrition NUTR07004
2016 Facilitation and Groupwork skills HLTH08018
2017 Clinical Nutrition NUTR07003
2017 Current Issues in Food and Nutrition NUTR08009
2017 Public Health Nutrition NUTR07004
2018 Global Perspectives in Nutrition NUTR08005
2018 Industry placement/professional development NUTR08012
2018 Clinical Nutrition 2 NUTR08007