I am the Principal Investigator of the Macular Pigment Research Group (MPRG) in the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland )www.nrci.ie) in Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. My research group studies the role of eye nutrition for vision and prevention of blindness, and current studies are investigating the link between nutrition and brain health and function. I have secured over €5 million in research funding to date to support these studies. I have successfully supervised 17 students to MSc, PhD and MD level qualifications. I have presented at over 100 international scientific conferences and have published 89 peer-reviewed scientific papers, which have been cited 3,317 times. My H-index is 37. I am co-editor of Carotenoids and Retinal Disease published by Taylor and Francis in 2013 and I am a member of the Ocular Nutrition Society. I am currently serving my third term as Chair of the International Brain and Ocular Nutrition (BON) Conference and am an editor of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.