Rónán is a lecturer at the Atlantic Technological University and is also a member of the Sport Ireland Institute, Performance Nutrition team. He currently works predominantly with Irish Sailing having previously worked across a range of national teams including Hockey, Rowing, Boxing, and Paralympics sports. Rónán was the Performance Nutritionist to Irish Olympic medallists Annalise Murphy (Sailing) and Gary and Paul O’Donovan (Rowing). He was also the Donegal GAA lead Performance Nutritionist 2015-2019, and is currently the Head of Performance Nutrition for the Donegal GAA Academy.

Research & Engagement

Rónán is actively engaged in a Performance Nutritionist capacity with various key sporting organisations including Sport Ireland, Irish Sailing and Donegal GAA. He has completed a PhD in sleep, nutrition and athlete recovery at the Centre for Sleep Research, Northumbria University. The research team was made up of academics from Northumbria University (Professor Jason Ellis), the Sport Ireland Institute (Professor Sharon Madigan) and the University of Limerick (Professor Giles Warrington). Rónán is currently conducting a series of studies to examine the sleep and recovery practices of athletes, the relationship between sleep and recovery, the relationship between sleep and supplementation and the impact of supplementation on sleep and recovery parameters. His most recent publications focus on nutrition, sleep, injury risk and rehabilitation.

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Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):