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Dr. Annemarie Bennett
Assistant Professor in Dietetics, Clinical Medicine


I am a registered dietitian (DI007571) who completed the undergraduate programme in dietetics in Trinity College and Dublin Institute of Technology. I completed my PhD studies in 2016, during which I explored maternal and paternal influences in infant diet throughout the first year of life.

My research interests include the dietary intake of infants, toddlers, and school-age children. I am particularly interested in the psychosocial and cultural factors that influence the development of dietary patterns in early life. I also have a strong interest in health promotion in the adult population, and more recently have become involved in investigations into the diet of oesophageal cancer survivors and its impact on their quality of life.

Annemarie's preferred pronouns are She and Her.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

O'Connor, L., Smyth, E., Bennett, A.E.. Smith, V., O'Neill, L., Reynolds, J.V.,. Hussey, J., Guinan, E.M., Identifying outcomes reported in exercise interventions in oesophagogastric cancer survivors: a systematic review, BMC Cancer, 21, (586), 2021, p1-9 Journal Article, 2021 DOI URL

Kennedy, S.A., Annett, S.L., Dunne, M.R., Boland, F., O'Neill, L.M., Guinan, E.M., Doyle, S.L., Foley, E.K., Elliott, J.A., Murphy, C.F., Bennett, A.E., Carey, M., Hillary, D., Robson, T., Reynolds, J.V., Hussey, J., O'Sullivan, J.N., Effect of the Rehabilitation Program, ReStOre, on Serum Biomarkers in a Randomized Control Trial of Esophagogastric Cancer Survivors, Frontiers in Oncology, 11, (669078), 2021, p1-11 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Darker, C.D., Moore, E., Flynn, E., O'Neill, M., Doherty, L., McMahon, J., McLoughlin, O., Rouine, E., Ivers, J., Allwright, S., McGrath, D., Seery, A., McAndrew, M., Barrett, E., Tanner, M., Bennett, A.E., Brennan, S., Mullin, M., Barry, J.M. , Development and proposed evaluation of an eHealth learning tool for undergraduate university students in Ireland, Health Promotion International, 2021, p1 - 14 Journal Article, 2021 URL DOI

Bennett, A.E., O'Neill, L., Connolly, D., Guinan, E., Boland, L., Doyle, S., O'Sullivan, J., Reynolds, J.V., Hussey, J., Perspectives of Esophageal Cancer Survivors on Diagnosis, Treatment, and Recovery., Cancers, 13, (1), 2021, p1-12 Journal Article, 2021 URL DOI

Bennett, A.E. & Kearney, J.M., Maternal sociodemographic and health behaviours associated with adiposity in infants as measured by air displacement plethysmography, Early Human Development, 140, (104887), 2020, p1-7 Journal Article, 2020 URL DOI

Bennett, A.E. & Kearney, J.M., "More adjustments than one might expect": Perspectives of men on their preparedness for fatherhood, Journal of Community and Public Health Nursing, 6, (5), 2020, p1 - 7 Journal Article, 2020 URL

O'NEILL L., GUINAN E., DOYLE S., CONNOLLY D., O'SULLIVAN J., BENNETT A., SHEILL G., SEGURADO R., KNAPP P., FAIRMAN C., NORMAND C., GEOGHEGAN J., CONLON K., REYNOLDS JV., HUSSEY J., Rehabilitation strategies following oesophagogastric and hepatopancreaticobiliary cancer (ReStOre II): a protocol for a randomised controlled trial, BMC Cancer, 20, 2020, p1 - 20 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

O'Neill, L.M., Bennett, A.E., Guinan, E., Reynolds, J.V., Hussey, J., Physical recovery in the first six months following oesophago-gastric cancer surgery. Identifying rehabilitative needs: a qualitative interview study, Disability and Rehabilitation, 2019, p1-8 Journal Article, 2019 DOI URL

Guinan, E.M., Bennett, A.E., Doyle, S.L., O'Neill, L, Gannon, J., Foley, G., Elliott, J.A., O'Sullivan, J., Reynolds, J.V., & Hussey, J., Measuring the impact of oesophagectomy on physical functioning and physical activity participation: a prospective study, BMC Cancer, 19, (682), 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI TARA - Full Text URL

Flynn, M.A.T. & Bennett, A.E., Healthy Eating, Food Safety and Food Legislation - a Guide Supporting the Healthy Ireland Food Pyramid, Food Safety Authority of Ireland, January, 2019 Report, 2019 TARA - Full Text URL

Hills, C., Quigley, D., Bennett, A.E., Haughey, F., McMahon, S., Core indicators of quality in practice education placement in allied health and social care professions: a scoping review protocol, JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 17, (6), 2019, p1060 - 1070 Journal Article, 2019 DOI URL

Bennett, A.E., O'Neill, L., Connolly, D., Guinan, E.M., Boland, L., Doyle, S.L., O'Sullivan, J., Reynolds, J.V., & Hussey, J., Patient experiences of a physiotherapy-led multidisciplinary rehabilitative intervention after successful treatment for oesophago-gastric cancer, Supportive Care in Cancer, 26, (8), 2018, p2615 - 2623 Journal Article, 2018 DOI URL

Bennett, A.E., & Kearney, J.M., Factors associated with maternal wellbeing at four months post-partum in Ireland, Nutrients, 10, 2018, p1-11 Journal Article, 2018 URL TARA - Full Text DOI Other

Guinan, E.M., Doyle, S.L., Bennett, A.E., O'Neill, L, Gannon, J., Elliott, J.A., O'Sullivan, J., Reynolds, J.V., & Hussey, J., Sarcopenia during neoadjuvant therapy for oesophageal cancer: characterising the impact on muscle strength and physical performance, Supportive Care in Cancer, 26, (5), 2018, p1569 - 1576 Journal Article, 2018 URL DOI

Bennett, A.E., Johnston Molloy, C., Glennon-Slattery, C., & Loane, D., Outcomes of a community-based paediatric weight management programme in an Irish midlands setting, Irish Medical Journal, 111, (2), 2018, p689 - 695 Journal Article, 2018 TARA - Full Text Handle URL

O'Neill, L.M., Guinan, E., Doyle, S.L., Bennett, A.E., Murphy, C., Elliott, J.A., O'Sullivan, J., Reynolds, J.V., Hussey, J., The RESTORE Randomized Controlled Trial: Impact of a multidisciplinary rehabilitative program on cardiorespiratory fitness in esophagogastric cancer survivorship, Annals of Surgery, 268, (5), 2018, p747 - 755 Journal Article, 2018 URL DOI

Bennett, A.E., & Kearney, J.M., Predictors of vitamin D supplementation amongst infants in Ireland throughout the first year of life, Journal of Public Health, 26, (5), 2018, p577 - 583 Journal Article, 2018 URL DOI

Bennett, A.E., Cunningham, C., & Johnston Molloy, C., An evaluation of factors which can affect the capacity of schools to implement a health promotion programme under the Schools for Health in Europe framework, Evaluation and Program Planning , 57, (August), 2016, p50 - 54 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

Bennett, A.E., McCartney, D., & Kearney, J.M., Views of fathers on the experience and challenges of having a breastfeeding partner in Ireland, Midwifery, 40, (September), 2016, p169 - 176 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

Layte, R., Bennett, A., McCrory, C., & Kearney, J., Social class variation in the predictors of rapid growth in infancy and obesity at age three years, International Journal of Obesity, 38, (1), 2014, p82 - 90 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text URL

Bennett, A.E. & Cunningham, C., A qualitative evaluation of a healthy cookery course designed for adults with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities in Ireland, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 18, (3), 2014, p270 - 281 Journal Article, 2014 URL DOI

Bennett, A.E., O'Connor, A., Canning, N.J., Kenny, A.L., Keaveney, E.M., Younger, K.M., & Flynn, M.A.T., Weaning onto solid foods in Ireland: some of the challenges., Irish Medical Journal, 105, (8), 2012, p266 - 268 Journal Article, 2012 URL

O'Connor, A.L., Bennett, A.E., Ni Bhriain, S., & Flynn, M.A.T., Best Practice for Infant Feeding in Ireland: From pre-conception through the first year of an infant's life, Food Safety Authority of Ireland, 2012 Report, 2012 URL

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Bennett, A, A Rapid Review on Effective Mechanisms of Information Delivery to Parents, Department of Children and Youth Affairs, January, 2020, p1 - 25 Report, 2020

Research Expertise


Impact of health in early life on short and long term health outcomes; Impact of maternal health and wellbeing on infant feeding and growth outcomes; Impact of fathers on breastfeeding outcomes; Efficacy of school-based health promotion initiatives; Identifying strategies to preserve the health of adults with oesophageal cancer


  • Title
    • A rapid review of mechanisms of effective information delivery to parents
  • Funding Agency
    • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
  • Date From
    • 2019
  • Date To
    • 2020
  • Title
    • Develop a national quality framework for practice education systems for health and social care professions
  • Summary
    • Development of national standards for undergraduate clinical education
  • Funding Agency
    • National Health and Social Care Professions Office
  • Date From
    • 2018
  • Title
    • Evaluation of the Healthy Streets initiative
  • Summary
    • Investigation into the impact of the Healthy Streets initiative, which aims to promote healthier lifestyle habits amongst disadvantaged families
  • Funding Agency
    • Healthy Ireland and not-for profit agency
  • Date From
    • 2018
  • Date To
    • 2019
  • Title
    • Evaluation of a Community-based Childhood Obesity Intervention
  • Summary
    • An evaluation of the effectiveness of a childhood obesity intervention implemented by dietitians in CHO 8
  • Funding Agency
    • Non-profit community organisation
  • Date From
    • 2016
  • Date To
    • 2018
  • Title
    • Rehabilitation Strategies following Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Trial
  • Summary
    • Physiotherapy-led multidisciplinary RCT to rehabilitate oesophago-cancer survivors
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board
  • Date From
    • 2014
  • Date To
    • 2017


Breastfeeding; Child/Maternal Health; Community dietetic initiatives; Health Promotion; Maternal Health; Oesophageal Cancer; Paternal role in breastfeeding; Paternal Wellbeing; Quality of Life Programmes



Member of the Dietitians Registration Board of CORU, as a representative who is engaged in the education and training of persons in the practice of the profession 2020

Secretary to the Education Steering Committee of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute 2018

Member of the FSAI Working Group to develop Healthy Eating Guidelines for Toddlers 2017

Co-Chair of the Trinity and TU Dublin Professional Advisory Committee to the undergraduate programme in Human Nutrition and Dietetics 2017

Member of the Education Steering Committee of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute 2017

Awards and Honours

Provost Trinity Excellence in Teaching Award 2021

Dean's Innovation in Teaching Award 2019

Dean's Innovation in Teaching Award 2018


Dietitians Registration Board 2015 – Present

The Nutrition Society 2011 – Present

Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute 2008 – Present