Dr Brendan Egan
Associate Professor in Sport and Exercise Physiology in UCD, Dublin
Brendan received his BSc Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Limerick in 2003, MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition from Loughborough University in 2004, and PhD from Dublin City University in 2008, before completing two years of post-doctoral training with the Integrative Physiology group at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden. He joined the faculty in the School of Public Health, Physiotherapy, and Sports Science at University College Dublin in 2011, where he spent five years before moving to Dublin City University to his current position as Associate Professor in Sport and Exercise Physiology. His research investigates the molecular regulation of skeletal muscle function and adaptation across the lifespan with special interest in nutrition and exercise interventions to attenuate declines in muscle size and function in elderly. He plays inter-county Gaelic football with Sligo, and is performance nutritionist to the Dublin hurling team.