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Professor Sharon Madigan

Professor Sharon Madigan (RD SENR) is Head of Performance Nutrition at Sport Ireland Institute and Adjunct Professor at the University of Limerick. She completed her PhD (2005) in the area of Nutrition Education at Ulster University. She has significant clinical experience as a dietitian within the NHS and took up her current role in 2010. She has worked across team sports, individual sports, and weight-category sports and has supported several Olympic medalists and World champions. She has delivered nutrition support to athletes over six Olympic cycles and other major championships such as European, World, and EU championships. A strong focus of her position within the Institute of Sport is also the engagement in applied high-performance research. Sharon’s main research interest focuses on the interaction between diet and health and diet and sports performance. She is currently involved in the supervision of several research projects.

As well as working with individual athletes has been involved with the science and medical committee of the OFI in the planning and logistics at two camp bases. She was the assistant camp manager for the Tokyo 2021 OG and is the Lead Scientist for the Paris cycle. She was awarded an Hon Fellowship of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine, RSCI in Sept 2016 and in April 2021 was appointed to the Adjunct Professor role at the University of Limerick.

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