Nicholas Kennedy
Assoc Prof Clinical Med (Nutrition), Clinical Medicine

Biography

Assoc. Prof Kennedy is a medical academic at Trinity College Dublin (since 1984) with particular interest in nutrition and in coeliac disease. He runs the multi-disciplinary outpatient clinic at St James's Hospital (Dublin) for patients with coeliac disease (since 1995), in collaboration with consultants in the gastroenterology unit and with staff from the hospital department of clinical nutrition. He is (Honorary) President and an active board member of the Coeliac Society of Ireland (elected 2008). A founding member of the Irish Section of the Nutrition Society (1989), he subscribed to the incorporation (in 2010) of a multidisciplinary society in Ireland for health professionals with an interest in clinical nutrition (the Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, IrSPEN), of which he was a director and former chairman of the education committee. He supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students researching topics spanning clinical nutrition, community nutrition and nutrition education, as well as contributing to multidisciplinary research into coeliac disease. As a member of the College community, he has served as a college tutor and contributed on numerous College committees at college, faculty, school and discipline levels. At international level, he participates in networks relating to coeliac disease (research and patient organisation groups) and to nutrition.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Muscaritoli M, Krznarić Z, Singer P, Barazzoni R, Cederholm T, Golay A, Van Gossum A, Kennedy N, Kreymann G, Laviano A, Pavić T, Puljak L, Sambunjak D, Utrobičić A, Schneider SM., Effectiveness and efficacy of nutritional therapy: A systematic review following Cochrane methodology, Clinical Nutrition, 36, (4), 2017, p939 - 957 Review Article, 2017 Other DOI

Klek S, Chourdakis M, Bischoff S, Dubrov S, Forbes A, Galas A, Genton L, Gundogdu HR, Irtun O, Jagmane I, Jakobson-Forbes T, Jirka A, Kennedy N, Klimasauskas A, Khoroshilov I, Leon-Sanz M, Muscaritoli M, Panisic-Sekeljic M, Poulia KA, Schneider S, Siljamäki-Ojansuu U, Uyar M, Wanten G, Krznaric Z., Economy matters to fight against malnutrition: Results from a multicenter survey., Clinical Nutrition, 36, (1), 2017, p162 - 169 Journal Article, 2017 Other DOI

Coleman C, Quinn EM, Ryan AW, Conroy J, Trimble V, Mahmud N, Kennedy N, Corvin AP, Morris DW, Donohoe G, O'Morain C, MacMathuna P, Byrnes V, Kiat C, Trynka G, Wijmenga C, Kelleher D, Ennis S, Anney RJ, McManus R., Common polygenic variation in coeliac disease and confirmation of ZNF335 and NIFA as disease susceptibility loci, European Journal of Human Genetics, 24, (2), 2016, p291 - 297 Journal Article, 2016 Other DOI

Cooper SE, Kennedy NP, Mohamed BM, Abuzakouk M, Dunne J, Byrne G, McDonald G, Davies A, Edwards C, Kelly J, Feighery CF, Immunological indicators of coeliac disease activity are not altered by long-term oats challenge., Clinical and experimental immunology, 171, (3), 2013, p313-8 Journal Article, 2013

Jonsdottir S, Thorsdottir I, Kugelberg S, Yngve A, Kennedy NP, Hughes R., Core functions for the public health nutrition workforce in Europe: a consensus study., Public Health Nutrition, 15, (11), 2012, p1999 - 2004 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Kennelly S, Kennedy NP, Corish CA, Flanagan-Rughoobur G, Glennon-Slattery C, Sugrue S., Sustained benefits of a community dietetics intervention designed to improve oral nutritional supplement prescribing practices, Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 24, (5), 2011, p496-504 Journal Article, 2011 URL DOI

Brophy K*, Ryan AW*, Turner G, Trimble V, Patel KD, O'Morain C, Kennedy NP, Egan B, Close E, Lawlor G, MacMathuna P, Stevens FM, Abuzakouk M, Feighery C, Kelleher D, McManus R, Evaluation of 6 candidate genes on chromosome 11q23 for coeliac disease susceptibility: a case control study, BMC Medical Genetics, 11, (76), 2010 Journal Article, 2010 URL TARA - Full Text

Kennelly S, Kennedy NP, Rughoobur GF, Slattery CG, Sugrue S, An evaluation of a community dietetics intervention on the management of malnutrition for healthcare professionals , Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 23, (6), 2010, p567-74 Journal Article, 2010 DOI URL

Kennelly S, Kennedy NP, Rughoobur GF, Slattery CG, Sugrue S., The use of oral nutritional supplements in an Irish community setting, Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 22, (6), 2009, p511 - 520 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Hunt KA, Zhernakova A, Turner G, Heap GA, Franke L, Bruinenberg M, Romanos J, Dinesen LC, Ryan AW, Panesar D, Gwilliam R,Takeuchi F, McLaren WM, Holmes GK, Howdle PD, Walters JR, Sanders DS, Playford RJ, Trynka G, Mulder CJ, Mearin ML,Verbeek WH, Trimble V, Stevens FM, O'Morain C, Kennedy NP, Kelleher D, Pennington DJ, Strachan DP, McArdle WL, Mein CA,Wapenaar MC, Deloukas P, McGinnis R, McManus R*, Wijmenga C*, van Heel DA*., Newly identified genetic risk variants for celiac disease related to the immune response., Nature Genetics, 40, 2008, p395-402 Journal Article, 2008 TARA - Full Text DOI

Public Health Nutrition, UK, Cambridge University Press, [Associate Editor], 4 years, 2007 Editorial Board, 2007

Brophy K, Ryan AW, Thornton JM, Abuzakouk M, Fitzgerald AP, McLoughlin RM, O'Morain C, Kennedy NP, Stevens FM, Feighery C, Kelleher D, McManus R., Haplotypes in the CTLA4 region are associated with coeliac disease in the Irish population, Genes and Immunity, 7, (1), 2006, p19 - 26 Journal Article, 2006 URL

Yngve A, Hambraeus L, Lissner L, Majem LS, Vaz de Almeida MD, Berg C, Hughes R, Cannon G, Thorsdottir I, Kearney J, Gustafsson Rafter JA, Elmadfa L, Kennedy N. , The Women's Health Initiative. What is on trial: nutrition and chronic disease? Or misinterpreted science, media havoc and the sound of silence from peers?, Public Health Nutrition, 9, (2), 2006, p269 - 272 Journal Article, 2006 URL

Ryan AW, Thornton JM, Brophy K, Daly JS, McLoughlin RM, O'Morain C, Abuzakouk M, Kennedy NP, Stevens FM, Feighery C, Kelleher D. McManus R., Chromosome 5Q candidate genes in coeliac disease: genetic variation at IL4, IL5, IL9, IL13, IL17B and NR3C1, Tissue Antigens, 65, (2), 2005, p150-5 Journal Article, 2005 URL

Corish CA, Flood P, Kennedy NP. , Comparison of nutritional risk screening tools in patients on admission to hospital., Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 17, (2), 2004, p133-9 Journal Article, 2004 URL

Ryan AW, Thornton JM, Brophy K, Daly JS, O'Morain C, McLoughlin RM, Kennedy NP, Abuzakouk M, Stevens FM, Frighery C, Kelleher D, McManus R. , Haplotype variation at the IBD5/SLC22A4 locus (5Q31) in coeliac disease in the Irish population., Tissue Antigens, 64, (2), 2004, p195-8 Journal Article, 2004 URL

Hade AM, Shine AM, Kennedy NP, McCormick PA., Both under-nutrition and obesity increasemorbidity following liver transplantation., Irish Medical Journal, 96, (5), 2003, p140-2 Journal Article, 2003 URL

Corish CA, Kennedy NP, Anthropometric measurements from a cross-sectional survey of Irish free-living elderly subjects with smoothed centile curves. , British Journal of Nutrition, 89, (1), 2003, p137-45 Journal Article, 2003 URL

Popat S, Hearle N, Hogberg L, Braegger CP, O'Donoghue D, Falth-Magnusson K, Holmes G K, Howdle PD, Jenkins H, Johnston S, Kennedy NP, Kumar PJ, Logan RF, Marsh MN, Mulder CJ, Torinsson Naluai A, Sjoberg K, Stenhammar L, Walters JR, Jewell DP, Houlston RS, Variation in the CTLA4/CD28 gene region confers an increased risk of coeliac disease, Annals of Human Genetics, 66, (Pt2), 2002, p125 - 137 Journal Article, 2002 URL

Popat S, Bevan S, Braegger C P, Busch A, O'Donoghue D, Falth-Magnusson K, Godkin A, Hogberg L, Holmes G, Hosie KB, Howdle PD, Jenkins H, Jewell D, Johnston S, Kennedy NP, Kumar P, Logan RF, Love AH, Marsh MN, Mulder CJ, Sjoberg K, Stenhammar L, Walker-Smith J, Houlston RS., Genome screening of coeliac disease, Journal of Medical Genetics, 39, (5), 2002, p328 - 331 Journal Article, 2002 URL

McNamara E, Flood P, Kennedy NP, Home tube feeding: an integrated multidisciplinary approach, Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics, 14, 2001, p13 - 19 Journal Article, 2001

O'Keeffe J, Lynch S, Whelan A, Jackson J, Kennedy NP, Weir DG, Feighery C, Flow cytometric measurement of intracellular migration in hibition factor and tumour necrosis factor alpha in the mucosa of patients with coeliac disease, Clincal and Experimental Immunology, 125, (3), 2001, p376 - 382 Journal Article, 2001 URL

McNamara EP, Kennedy NP., Tube feeding patients with advanced dementia: an ethical dilemma, Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 60, 2001, p179 - 185 Journal Article, 2001 URL DOI

McNamara E, Flood P, Kennedy NP, Enteral tube feeding in the community: surevy of adult patients discharged from a Dublin hospital, Clinical Nutrition, 19, 2000, p15 - 22 Journal Article, 2000

Corish CA, Flood P, Mulligan S, Kennedy NP., Apparent low frequency of undernutrition in Dublin hospital in-patients: should we review the anthropometric thresholds for clinical practice?, British Journal of Nutrition, 84, (3), 2000, p325 - 335 Journal Article, 2000 URL

Corish CA, Kennedy NP., Protein-energy undernutrition in hospital in-patients, British Journal of Nutrition, 83, (6), 2000, p575-91 Review, 2000 URL

Kennedy NP, Feighery C., Clinical features of coeliac disease today, Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, 54, (7), 2000, p373-80 Review, 2000 URL

Bevan S, Popat S, Braegger CP, Busch A, O'Donoghue D, Falth-Magnusson K, Ferguson A, Godkin A, Hogberg L, Holmes G, Hosie KB, Howdle PD, Jenkins H, Jewell D, Johnston S, Kennedy NP, Kerr G, Kumar P, Logan RF, Love A.H, Marsh M, Mulder CJ, Sjoberg K, Stenhamer L, Walker-Smith J, Marossy AM, Houlston RS., Contribution of the MHC region to the familial risk of coeliac disease, Journal of Medical Genetics, 36, (9), 1999, p687 - 690 Journal Article, 1999 URL

McNamara E, Flood P, Kennedy NP, Home enteral tube feeding: a growing problem?, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 168, 1999, p246 - 247 Journal Article, 1999

Doyle FM, Kennedy NP., Nutritional support via percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 53, 1994, p473 - 482 Journal Article, 1994

Della Corte L, Bianchi L, Colivicchi A, Kennedy NP, Tipton KF , The effects of ethanol on rat brain monoamine oxidase activities, Journal of Neural Transmission Supplementum, 41, 1994, p75 - 81 Journal Article, 1994

Tipton KF, Harrington MC, Kennedy NP, Biochemical markers for the effects of ethanol, Alcohol and Alcoholism Supplement, 2, 1993, p87-90 Journal Article, 1993 URL

Kennedy NP, Tipton KF., Ethanol metabolism and alcoholic liver disease, Essays in Biochemistry, 25, 1990, p137-95 Journal Article, 1990 URL

Kearney J, Kennedy NP, Keeling PW, Keating JJ, Grubb L, Kennedy M, Gibney MJ., Dietary intakes and adipose tissue levels of linoleic acid in peptic ulcer disease, British Journal of Nutrition, 62, (3), 1989, p699 - 706 Journal Article, 1989 URL

Nunes D, Kennedy NP, Weir DG., Treatment of peptic ulcer disease in the arthritic patient, Drugs, 38, 1989, p451 - 461 Journal Article, 1989

Maxwell WJ, Keating JJ, Hogan FP, Kennedy NP, Keeling PWN., Prostaglandin E2 and leukotriene B4 synthesis by peripheral leukocytes in alcoholics, Gut, 30, (9), 1989, p1270 - 1274 Journal Article, 1989 URL

Lee FI, Booth SN, Cochran KM, Crowe J, Dickinson RJ, Kenned NP, Cottrell J, Mann SG., Single night-time doses of 40 mg famotidine or 800 mg cimetidine in the treatment of duodenal ulcer, Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 3, (5), 1989, p505 - 512 Journal Article, 1989

Cochran KM, Cockel R, Crowe J, Dickinson RJ, Gent AE, Kennedy NP, Royston CM, Cedar E, Mann SG., Comparison of 40 mg famotidine nightly and 150 mg ranitidine b.d.: ulcer healing and symptom relief in benign gastric ulcer, Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 3, (5), 1989, p461 - 470 Journal Article, 1989

Hasan F, McCrodden JM, Kennedy NP, Tipton KF., The involvement of intestinal monoamine oxidase in the transport and metabolism of tyramine., Journal of Neural Transmission, 26, (Supplement), 1988, p1 - 9 Journal Article, 1988

Huang JZ, Smyth CJ, Kennedy NP, Arbuthnott JP, Keeling PWN, Haemagglutinating activity of Campylobacter pylori, FEMS Microbiology Letters, 56, (1), 1988, p109 - 112 Journal Article, 1988

Kennedy NP, Keeling PWN., Review: lipoxygenase inhibitors and the gut., Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 1, (4), 1987, p263 - 272 Review Article, 1987

O'Donnell D, Cotter P, Kennedy N, Clancy, L, An open steady-state pharmacokinetic study to compare Pro-Vent and Phyllocontin in asthmatic patients, British Journal of Clinical Practice, 40, (8), 1986, p318 - 322 Journal Article, 1986 URL

Kelly CP, Clancy L, Nolan M, Kennedy NP, Prichard JS , Trans-bronchial lung biopsy via flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy - Review of 108 cases, Irish Medical Journal, 78, 1986, p350 - 352 Journal Article, 1986

Henehan GTM, Ward K, Kennedy NP, Weir DG, Tipton KF, Subcellular distribution of aldehyde dehydrogenase activities in human liver, Alcohol, 2, (1), 1985, p107 - 110 Journal Article, 1985 URL

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Hughes R, Black C, Kennedy NP., Public Health Nutrition Intervention Management: Writing Action Statements., 2008, - Miscellaneous, 2008 URL

Hughes R, Black C, Kennedy NP., Public Health Nutrition Intervention Management: Logic modelling., 2008, - Miscellaneous, 2008 URL

Hughes R, Black C, Kennedy NP., Public Health Nutrition Intervention Management: Capacity Assessment., 2008, - Miscellaneous, 2008 URL

Hughes R, Black C, Kennedy NP., Public Health Nutrition Intervention Management: Mandates for Action., 2008, - Miscellaneous, 2008 URL

Hughes R, Black C, Kennedy NP., Public Health Nutrition Intervention Management: Intervention Research and Strategy options., 2008, - Miscellaneous, 2008 URL

Hughes R, Black C, Kennedy NP., Public Health Nutrition Intervention Management: Economic Evaluation., 2008, - Miscellaneous, 2008 URL

Hughes R, Black C, Kennedy NP., Public Health Nutrition Intervention Management: Problem Analysis, 2008, - Miscellaneous, 2008 URL

Hughes R, Black C, Kennedy NP., Public Health Nutrition Intervention Management: Implementation and monitoring., 2008, - Miscellaneous, 2008 URL

Hughes R, Black C, Kennedy NP., Public Health Nutrition Intervention Management: Evaluating Capacity Gains., 2008, - Miscellaneous, 2008 URL

Hughes R, Black C, Kennedy NP., Public Health Nutrition Intervention Management: Implementation and evaluation planning, 2008, - Miscellaneous, 2008 URL

Hughes R, Black C, Kennedy NP. , Public Health Nutrition Intervention Management: Stakeholder analysis and engagement., 2008, - Miscellaneous, 2008 URL

Hughes R, Black C, Kennedy NP., Public Health Nutrition Intervention Management: Risk management and strategy prioritisation., 2008, - Miscellaneous, 2008 URL

Hughes R, Black C, Kennedy NP., Public Health Nutrition Intervention Management: Educators guide., 2008, - Miscellaneous, 2008 URL

Hughes R, Black C, Kennedy NP. , Public Health Nutrition Intervention Management: Community Engagement and Analysis, 2008, - Miscellaneous, 2008 URL

Hughes R, Black C, Kennedy NP., Public Health Nutrition Intervention Management: Determinant Analysis, 2008, - Miscellaneous, 2008 URL

Hughes R, Black C, Kennedy NP., Public Health Nutrition Intervention Management: Process evaluation., 2008, - Miscellaneous, 2008 URL

Hughes R, Black C, Kennedy NP., Public Health Nutrition Intervention Management: Reflective Practice and Valorisation., 2008, - Miscellaneous, 2008 URL

Hughes R, Black C, Kennedy NP., Public Health Nutrition Intervention Management: impact and Outcome Evaluation., 2008, - Miscellaneous, 2008 URL

Research Expertise

Description

Coeliac disease, clinical nutrition, health services research.

Keywords

ADULT CELIAC-DISEASE; ANTHROPOMETRY; CELIAC SPRUE; CELIAC-DISEASE; Clinical nutrition/malnutrition; Coeliac disease; COMMUNITY NUTRITION & DIETETICS; Dietetic studies; GLUTEN SENSITIVITY; GLUTEN-FREE DIET; MALNUTRITION; NUTRITION; NUTRITION EDUCATION; NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT; NUTRITIONAL-STATUS; REFERENCE DATA; UNDERNUTRITION

Recognition

Representations

Dietitians Registration Board (CORU), member nominated by the Minister for Education and Science Mar 2013-date

Chief Delegate, Association of European Coeliac Societies, AOECS (representing the Coeliac Society of Ireland) 2010-present

Council, The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, ESPEN (representing the Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, IrSPEN) 2010-2014

Partner and member of Steering Group, JOBNUT Project - an EU-funded project (Leonardo da Vinci) 2006-9

Invited member, Consortium Panel of Experts for National Longitudinal Study of Children in Ireland (ESRI-TCD) 2006-7

Member, EU Nutrition Network (Education Task Force) - an EU funded project (DG-SANCO) 2005-6

Council, University of Dublin (elected junior representative, Faculty of Health Sciences) 1995-7

Stratford Executive Group (on nutrition in the undergraduate medical curriculum) meeting (representing the TCD Medical School) 1995

Organising Committee for the Annual National Scientific Medical Meeting (representing the Nutrition Society Irish Section) 1994-9

Medical Advisory Committee, St James's Hospital (representing non-consultant hospital doctors in SJH) Jul-Dec 1986

Awards and Honours

Fellowship, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland 18 Oct 2014

Accredited teacher for ESPEN LLL programme in Clinical Nutrition 2014

Memberships

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Fellow 2014 – date

Registered Medical Practitioner (General Register); Medical Council (Ireland); MCRN 05929. 1982 – present

President (honorary) and Board Member, The Coeliac Society of Ireland 2008 – present

Invited Member, Nutrition Education Study Group (NESG), ESPEN 2012 – present

Regional Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine (London) 1995 – 2014

Council Member, European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) 2010 – 2014

Board Member, The Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IRSPEN) 2010 – present

Chairman, Education and Training Committee, Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism 2011 – 2014

Member, The Nutrition Society 1986 – 2014

Member, TCD Medical Alumni Association 1989

Member,The Medical Council on Alcoholism (UK) 1985 – 1998