Research Profile

Thomas O'Connor

Biography

Tom O'Connor was an undergraduate student in UCC from 1976 -1980 graduating with a First Class Honours BSc (Dairying).  He received funding from the Kellogg Foundation to commence a PhD in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University in 1980.  Tom finished his PhD in 1984 and spent further time as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Cornell before working for a major multinational company in the US and Belgium.  Tom returned to a College Lectureship in UCC in 1989.  He was later promoted to Senior Lecturer.  Tom teaches extensively in both the Nutritional Sciences and Food Science areas. He was awarded a President's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2003.  Tom's principal interests are in human nutrition in the developing world, food toxicology, and food composition and quality. 

Research Interests

Human Nutrition, Food Toxicology, Risk Assessment, Food Quality

Key Research Interests:

¿Longitudinal changes in anthropometric measures, dietary intake and physical activity in adolescents
 Human nutrition in the developing world  
¿Antioxidant potential of plant extracts
¿Food composition and quality
¿Phytosterols naturally present in foods


Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2013)'Cheese in the context of diet and nutrition'
McCarthy, A., O'Connor, T.P. and O'Brien, N.M. (2013) 'Cheese in the context of diet and nutrition' In: Handbook of Cheese in Health. Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers. [Details]
(2011)'Lipids: Nutritional significance'
O'Brien, NM; O'Connor, TP; (2011) 'Lipids: Nutritional significance' In: Encyclopaedia of Dairy Science, 2nd edition. London: Elsevier Publishers. [Details]
(2011)'Fat Replacers'
O'Connor, TP; O'Brien, NM; (2011) 'Fat Replacers' In: Encyclopaedia of Dairy Science, 2nd Edition. London: Elsevier Publishers. [Details]
(2011)'Milk Lipids: Lipid Oxidation'
O'Brien, N.M. and O'Connor, T.P. (2011) 'Milk Lipids: Lipid Oxidation' In: Encyclopedia of Dairy Science 2nd Edition. London: Elsevier. [Details]
(2006)'Brief outlines on the significance of the following in cheese: 1. biogenic amines; 2. mycotoxins; 3. vitamins; 4. dental caries'
O¿Brien, N.M. and O¿Connor T.P. ; (2006) 'Brief outlines on the significance of the following in cheese: 1. biogenic amines; 2. mycotoxins; 3. vitamins; 4. dental caries' In: Cheese Problems Solved. Woodhouse Publishing Limited, Cambridge: UK. [Details]
(2006)'Lipid oxidation in milk and milk products'
O¿Connor, T.P. and O¿Brien, N.M. ; (2006) 'Lipid oxidation in milk and milk products' In: Advanced Dairy Chemistry, Volume 2. Third Edition. New York: Springer. [Details]
(2004)'Carotenoid effects on cellular processes: Induction of phase I and II enzymes'
O'Brien, N.M. and O'Connor, T.P.; (2004) 'Carotenoid effects on cellular processes: Induction of phase I and II enzymes' In: Carotenoids in Health and Disease. [Details]
(2004)'Toxins in cheese biogenic amines and mycotoxins in Cheese: Chemistry, Physics and Microbiology, 3rd Edition: General Aspects volume 1, chapter 19'
O'Brien, NM., O'Connor, TP., O'Callaghan, J., Dobson, ADW; (2004) 'Toxins in cheese biogenic amines and mycotoxins in Cheese: Chemistry, Physics and Microbiology, 3rd Edition: General Aspects volume 1, chapter 19' In: P.F. Fox, P.L.H. McSweeney, T.M. Cogan and T.P. Guinee (eds). *. London: *. [Details]
(2004)'Toxins in Cheese-Biogenic Amines and Mycotoxins'
O'Brien, N.M., O'Connor, T.P., O'Callaghan, J. and Dobson, A.D.W.; (2004) 'Toxins in Cheese-Biogenic Amines and Mycotoxins' In: Cheese: Chemistry, Physics and Microbiology,3rd Edition: General Aspects - Volume 1. [Details]
(2004)'Nutritional aspects of cheese'
O'Brien, N.M. and O'Connor, T.P.; (2004) 'Nutritional aspects of cheese' In: Cheese, chemistry, physics and microbiology, third edition. [Details]
(2004)'Carotenoids effects on cellular processes: Induction of phase I and phase II enzymes'
O'Brien, N.M. and O'Connor, T.P.; (2004) 'Carotenoids effects on cellular processes: Induction of phase I and phase II enzymes' In: Carotenoids in health and disease. [Details]
(2004)'Toxins in Cheese'
O'Brien, N.M., O'Connor, T.P., O'Callaghan, J. and Dobson, A.; (2004) 'Toxins in Cheese' In: Cheese, chemistry, physics and microbiology, third edition. [Details]
(2003)'Nutritional aspects of cheese'
O'Brien, N.M. and O'Connor, T.P.; (2003) 'Nutritional aspects of cheese' In: Cheese: Chemistry, Physics and Microbiology. [Details]
(2003)'Nutrition and cancer'
O'Brien, N.M. and O'Connor, T.P.; (2003) 'Nutrition and cancer' In: Cancer Nursing Practice, vol 1. [Details]
(2003)'Diet, nutrition and cancer'
O'Brien, N.M. and O'Connor, T.P.; (2003) 'Diet, nutrition and cancer' In: Nutrition in Practice. [Details]
(2003)'Toxicology of cheese'
Dobson, A., O'Connor, T.P. and O'Brien, N.M.; (2003) 'Toxicology of cheese' In: Cheese: Chemistry, Physics and Microbiology. [Details]
(2002)'Lipid analysis in dairy products'
O'Connor, T.P. and O'Brien, N.M.; (2002) 'Lipid analysis in dairy products' In: Encyclopedia of Dairy Sciences. [Details]
(2002)'Fat replacers'
O'Connor, T.P. and O'Brien, N.M.; (2002) 'Fat replacers' In: Encyclopedia of Dairy Sciences. [Details]
(2002)'Nutritional significance of dairy products'
O'Brien, N.M. and O'Connor, T.P.; (2002) 'Nutritional significance of dairy products' In: Encyclopedia of Dairy Sciences. [Details]
(2002)'Lipids: nutritional significance'
O'Brien, N.M. and O'Connor, T.P.; (2002) 'Lipids: nutritional significance' In: Encyclopedia of dairy sciences. [Details]
(2002)'Lipids: Analyical methods'
O'Connor, T.P. and O'Brien. N.M.; (2002) 'Lipids: Analyical methods' In: Encyclopedia of dairy sciences. [Details]
(2002)'Lipids: Oxidation'
O'Brien, N.M. and O'Connor, T.P.; (2002) 'Lipids: Oxidation' In: Encyclopedia of Dairy Sciences. [Details]
(2002)'Lipid oxidation in dairy products'
O'Brien, N.M. and O'Connor, T.P.; (2002) 'Lipid oxidation in dairy products' In: Encyclopedia of Dairy Sciences. [Details]
(2002)'Fat replacers'
O'Connor, T.P. and O,Brien, N.M.; (2002) 'Fat replacers' In: Encyclopedia of dairy sciences. [Details]
(2000)'Nutritional Aspects of Cheese'
O'connor, T.P. and O'Brien, N.M.; (2000) 'Nutritional Aspects of Cheese' In: Fundamentals of Cheese Science. [Details]
(2000)'Nutritional aspects of cheese'
O'Connor, T.P. and O'Brien, N.M.; (2000) 'Nutritional aspects of cheese' In: Fundamentals of Cheese Science. [Details]
(1999)'Effect of dietary alpha-tocopheryl acetate supplementation and gelatin dip on oxidative and colour stability of bacon and pepperoni during frozen storage'
Villegas, R., O'Connor, T.P. et al.; (1999) 'Effect of dietary alpha-tocopheryl acetate supplementation and gelatin dip on oxidative and colour stability of bacon and pepperoni during frozen storage' In: Fleischwirtschaft. [Details]
(1998)'Addition of dried herbs during pressure cooking of mussels and their effect on oxidative stability'
O'Gorman, n., Kerry, J., Higgins, F., Buckley, J., O'Connor, T.P. and Fitzgerald, R.; (1998) 'Addition of dried herbs during pressure cooking of mussels and their effect on oxidative stability' In: Proceedings of the 44th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology. [Details]
(1998)'Assessment of plant extracts and miscellaneous food ingredients as antioxidants in red and white meat systems'
O'Shea, V., O'Sullivan, C., Kerry, J., O'Connor, T.P., Morrissey, P. and Buckley, J.; (1998) 'Assessment of plant extracts and miscellaneous food ingredients as antioxidants in red and white meat systems' In: Congress Proceedings , 44th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology. [Details]
(1996)'Comparison of Different Methods to Detect the Adulteration of Caprine Milk Kishk With Bovine Kishk [B3441]'
Tamime, A. Y.; Barclay, M. N.; O'Connor, T. P.; Anifantakis, E. M.; (1996) 'Comparison of Different Methods to Detect the Adulteration of Caprine Milk Kishk With Bovine Kishk [B3441]' In: Production and Utilization of Ewe and Goat Milk. [Details]
(1995)'Lipid Oxidation'
O,Connor, T.P. and O'Brien, N.M.; (1995) 'Lipid Oxidation' In: Advanced dairy chemistry, volume 2. [Details]
(1994)'Lipid Oxidation [B3436]'
O'Connor, T. P.; O'Brien, N. M.; (1994) 'Lipid Oxidation [B3436]' In: Advanced Dairy Chemistry. [Details]
(1992)'Seafood Quality: Criteria and Measurement - An Irish Perspective [B3433]'
O'Connor, T. P.; Buckley, D. J.; (1992) 'Seafood Quality: Criteria and Measurement - An Irish Perspective [B3433]' In: Quality Issues in the Fish Industry. [Details]
(1991)'Significance of lipoxygenase in fruits and vegetables'
O'Connor, T.P. and O"BRIEN, N.M.; (1991) 'Significance of lipoxygenase in fruits and vegetables' In: Food Enzymology. [Details]
(1991)'Influence of husbandry factors on the quality of fresh mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus)'
Carey, A.T. and O'Connor, T.P. ; (1991) 'Influence of husbandry factors on the quality of fresh mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus)' In: Science and Cultivation of Edible Fungi. Rotterdam, Balkema: [Details]
(1990)'Essentiality of the trace element arsenic (As)'
O'Connor, T.P. and Campbell, T.C; (1990) 'Essentiality of the trace element arsenic (As)' In: Carcinogen Assessment Group, Office of Health and Environmental Assessment. Environmental Protection Agency: Washington, USA. [Details]
(1986)'Dietary Guidelines'
O'Connor, T.P. and Campbell T.C. ; (1986) 'Dietary Guidelines' In: Dietary Fat and Cancer. New York: Liss, Inc. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2013)'Comparison of the antioxidant activity of commercial honeys before and after in vitro digestion'
O'Sullivan, A.M., O'Callaghan, Y.C., O'Connor, T.P. and O'Brien, N.M. (2013) 'Comparison of the antioxidant activity of commercial honeys before and after in vitro digestion'. Polish Journal Of Food And Nutrition Sciences, 63 :167-171 [Details]
(2009)'Lack of genoprotective effects of phytosterols and conjugated linoleic acids on caco-2 cells'
Daly, T., Ahern-Bruce, A.S., O'Connor, T.P. and O'Brien, N.M. (2009) 'Lack of genoprotective effects of phytosterols and conjugated linoleic acids on caco-2 cells'. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 47 :1791-1796 [Details]
(2007)'The effects of plant sterols on the viability and proliferation of Caco-2 cells'
Daly, T. J. and Aherne, S. A. and O'Connor, T. P. and O'Brien, N. M.; (2007) 'The effects of plant sterols on the viability and proliferation of Caco-2 cells'. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, 66 (Sp. Iss. SI) [Details]
(2007)'Phytosterol, squalene, tocopherol content and fatty acid profile of selected seeds, grains, and legumes'
Ryan, E. and Galvin, K. and O'Connor, T. P. and Maguire, A. R. and O'Brien, N. M. (2007) 'Phytosterol, squalene, tocopherol content and fatty acid profile of selected seeds, grains, and legumes'. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, 62 (3):85-91 [Details]
(2007)'Phytosterol, tocopherol and squalene content of selected nuts, seeds, legumes and cereals'
Ryan, E. and Galvin, K. and O'Connor, T. P. and O'Brien, N. M. (2007) 'Phytosterol, tocopherol and squalene content of selected nuts, seeds, legumes and cereals'. Planta Medica, 73 (9):1018-1018 [Details]
(2006)'Fatty acid profile, tocopherol, squalene and phytosterol content of brazil, pecan, pine, pistachio and cashew nuts'
Ryan, E. and Galvin, K. and O'Connor, T. P. and Maguire, A. R. and O'Brien, N. M. (2006) 'Fatty acid profile, tocopherol, squalene and phytosterol content of brazil, pecan, pine, pistachio and cashew nuts'. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 57 (3-4):219-228 [Details]
(2005)'Phytosterol, tocopherol and squalene content of five edible nuts (Brazil, Pecan, Pine, Pistachio, Cashew)'
Ryan E., Galvin K., O'Connor T.P., McCarthy F.O., Maguire A.R. and O'Brien N.M.; (2005) 'Phytosterol, tocopherol and squalene content of five edible nuts (Brazil, Pecan, Pine, Pistachio, Cashew)'. Proceedings of The Nutrition Society, * (*):*-* [Details]
(2005)'Fatty acid profile, tocopherol, squalene and phytosterol content of brazil, pecan, pine, pistachio and cashew nuts'
Ryan E., Galvin K., O’Connor T.P., McCarthy F.O., Maguire A.R. and O’Brien N.M.; (2005) 'Fatty acid profile, tocopherol, squalene and phytosterol content of brazil, pecan, pine, pistachio and cashew nuts'. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, * (*):*-* [Details]
(2004)'Fatty acid profile, tocopherol, squalene and phytosterol content of macademia, hazelnut, almond, peanut and walnut'
Maguire, L., O'Sullivan, S., Galvin, K., O'Connor, T.P. and O'Brien, N.M.; (2004) 'Fatty acid profile, tocopherol, squalene and phytosterol content of macademia, hazelnut, almond, peanut and walnut'. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, accepted (*):*-* [Details]
(2004)'Fatty acid profile, tocopherol, squalene and phytosterol content of macadamia, hazelnut, almond, peanut and walnut'
Maguire, L.S., O'Sullivan, S., Galvin, K., O'Connor, T.P. and O'Brien, N.M.; (2004) 'Fatty acid profile, tocopherol, squalene and phytosterol content of macadamia, hazelnut, almond, peanut and walnut'. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 55 (*):171-178 [Details]
(2004)'The importance of nutrition and diet in cancer prevention'
O'Brien, N.M. and O'Connor, T.P.; (2004) 'The importance of nutrition and diet in cancer prevention'. 18 (*):10-14 [Details]
(2004)'Fatty acid profile, tocopherol, squalene and phytosterol content of walnuts, almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts and the macadamia nut'
Maguire, L. S. and O'Sullivan, S. M. and Galvin, K. and O'Connor, T. P. and O'Brien, N. M. (2004) 'Fatty acid profile, tocopherol, squalene and phytosterol content of walnuts, almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts and the macadamia nut'. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 55 (3):171-178 [Details]
(2003)'Nutrition and Cancer'
O'Brien, N.M. and O'Connor, T.P.; (2003) 'Nutrition and Cancer'. 4 (*):1-4 [Details]
(2002)'Nutrition and Cancer'
O'Brien, N.M. and O'Connor, T.P.; (2002) 'Nutrition and Cancer'. 1 (*):31-36 [Details]
(1999)'Seasonal variation in the chemical composition and fatty acid profile of Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas)'
Linehan, L., O'Connor, T.P. and Burnell, G. (1999) 'Seasonal variation in the chemical composition and fatty acid profile of Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas)'. Food Chemistry, 64 (2):211-214 [Details]
(1999)'Kishk - a dried, fermented cereal product. II. Assessment of a variety of protein analytical techniques for determining adulteration and proteolysis'
Tamime, A., Barclay, M., Law, A., Leaver, J., Anifantakis, E and O'connor, T.p.; (1999) 'Kishk - a dried, fermented cereal product. II. Assessment of a variety of protein analytical techniques for determining adulteration and proteolysis'. Le Lait, 79 (*):331-339 [Details]
(1999)'Effect of dietary Ą-tocopheryl acetate supplementation and gelatine dip on the oxidative and colour stability of bacon and pepperoni during frozen storage'
Villegas, R., O'Connor, T.P., Kerry, J.P., Buckley, J. and Lynch, B.; (1999) 'Effect of dietary Ą-tocopheryl acetate supplementation and gelatine dip on the oxidative and colour stability of bacon and pepperoni during frozen storage'. Fleischwirtschaft, 4 (*):86-89 [Details]
(1999)'Effect of gelatin dip on the oxidative and colour stability of cooked ham and bacon pieces during frozen storage'
Villegas, R., O'Connor, T.P., Kerry, J.P. and Buckley, D.J.; (1999) 'Effect of gelatin dip on the oxidative and colour stability of cooked ham and bacon pieces during frozen storage'. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 34 (*):385-389 [Details]
(1999)'Kishk - a dried, fermented milk/cereal mixture. III. Nutritional composition'
Tamime, A., Barclay, M., McNulty, D. and O'Connor, T.P.; (1999) 'Kishk - a dried, fermented milk/cereal mixture. III. Nutritional composition'. Le Lait, 79 (*):435-448 [Details]
(1998)'Stability of astaxanthin and canthaxanthin in raw and smoked Atlantic salmon during frozen storage'
Sheehan, E., O'Connor, T.P., Sheehy, P., Buckley, J. and Fitzgerald, R; (1998) 'Stability of astaxanthin and canthaxanthin in raw and smoked Atlantic salmon during frozen storage'. Food Chemistry, 63 (*):313-317 [Details]
(1998)'Scientific evidence and explicit health claims in food advertisements'
Campbell, T.C. and O'Connor, T.P. ; (1998) 'Scientific evidence and explicit health claims in food advertisements'. J. Nutr. Educat, [Details]
(1998)'Stability of astaxanthin and cantaxanthin in raw and smoked Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) during frozen storage'
Sheehan, E.M., O' Connor, T.P., Sheehy, P.J.A., Buckley, D.J. & Fitzgerald, R.; (1998) 'Stability of astaxanthin and cantaxanthin in raw and smoked Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) during frozen storage'. Food Chemistry, 63 (*):313-317 [Details]
(1996)'Evaluation of the Rheological Properties of Bechamel Sauce Containing Modified Starches [B3426]'
Reardon, J. D.; Dennehy, T.; O'Neill, E.; O'Connor, T. P.; (1996) 'Evaluation of the Rheological Properties of Bechamel Sauce Containing Modified Starches [B3426]'. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 35.2 :213-214 [Details]
(1996)'Effect of Dietary Fat Intake on the Quality of Raw and Smoked Salmon [B3440]'
Sheehan, E. M.; O'Connor, T. P.; Sheehy, P. J. A.; Buckley, D. J.; Fitzgerald, R.; (1996) 'Effect of Dietary Fat Intake on the Quality of Raw and Smoked Salmon [B3440]'. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 35 :37-41 [Details]
(1996)'Cheese: physical chemical and nutritional aspects'
Fox, P.F., O'Connor, T.P., Guinee, T., McSweeney, P. and O'Brien, N.M.; (1996) 'Cheese: physical chemical and nutritional aspects'. Advances In Food and Nutrition Research, 39 (*):163-328 [Details]
(1996)'Cheese: Physical, biochemical and nutritional aspects'
Fox, P.F., O'Connor. T.P., McSweeney, P., Guinee, T. and O'Brien, N.M.; (1996) 'Cheese: Physical, biochemical and nutritional aspects'. Advances In Food and Nutrition Research, 39 (*):163-328 [Details]
(1996)'Effect of Dietary Fat Intake on the Quality of Raw and Smoked Salmon [B1097]'
Sheehan, E. M.; O'Connor, T. P.; Sheehy, P. J. A.; Buckley, D. J.; Fitzgerald, R.; (1996) 'Effect of Dietary Fat Intake on the Quality of Raw and Smoked Salmon [B1097]'. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 35 :37-42 [Details]
(1996)'Rheological Properties and Freeze-Thaw Stability of Sauces Containing Modified Starches [B3428]'
Dennehy, T.; O'Neill, E.; O'Connor, T. P.; (1996) 'Rheological Properties and Freeze-Thaw Stability of Sauces Containing Modified Starches [B3428]'. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 35.2 :215-* [Details]
(1995)'Isolation and characterisation of an extracellular proteinase from Pseudomonas tolaasii'
O¿Brien, N.M. and O¿Connor T.P. ; (1995) 'Isolation and characterisation of an extracellular proteinase from Pseudomonas tolaasii'. Phytochemistry, [Details]
(1995)'Kishk: A Cereal/Yogurt Product. A Review'
Tamime, A.; O'Connor, T. P.; (1995) 'Kishk: A Cereal/Yogurt Product. A Review'. International Dairy Journal, 5 (*):109-128 [Details]
(1994)'Education for a lifetime of learning'
O'Connor, T.P. and O'Brien, N.M.; (1994) 'Education for a lifetime of learning'. Technology Ireland, 26 (*):20-21 [Details]
(1994)'Assessment and Development of Non-Sensory Techniques to Monitor the Quality of Frozen Atlantic Cod ({Gadus Morhua}) [B3422]'
Clarke, G. T. E.; O'Neill, E.; O'Connor, T. P.; (1994) 'Assessment and Development of Non-Sensory Techniques to Monitor the Quality of Frozen Atlantic Cod ({Gadus Morhua}) [B3422]'. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 33 :213-* [Details]
(1994)'Educating for a Lifetime of Learning'
O'Connor, T. P.; O'Brien, N. M.; (1994) 'Educating for a Lifetime of Learning'. Technol. Ireland, 26.3 (*):20-* [Details]
(1994)'Effect of Dietary Fat Intake on the Quality of Raw and Smoked Salmon [B1037]'
Sheehan, E. M.; Sheehy, P. J. A.; Buckley, D. J.; O'Connor, T. P.; Fitzgerald, R.; (1994) 'Effect of Dietary Fat Intake on the Quality of Raw and Smoked Salmon [B1037]'. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 33 :214A-* [Details]
(1993)'Silage From Fish Waste: Chemical and Microbiological Aspects'
Alwan, S. R.; Buckley, D. J.; O'Connor, T. P.; (1993) 'Silage From Fish Waste: Chemical and Microbiological Aspects'. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 32 (*):75-81 [Details]
(1993)'Milk, Cheese and Dental Caries'
O'Brien, N. M.; O'Connor, T. P.; (1993) 'Milk, Cheese and Dental Caries'. Journal of The Society of Dairy Technology, 46 (*):46-49 [Details]
(1991)'Food Flavours. Part C: The Flavour of Fruits - A Review'
O¿Connor, T.P. ; (1991) 'Food Flavours. Part C: The Flavour of Fruits - A Review'. Trends Food Sci. Technol, 232 [Details]
(1990)'Mycotoxins in Dairy Products - A Review'
O¿Connor, T.P. ; (1990) 'Mycotoxins in Dairy Products - A Review'. Irish J. Food Sci. Technol, 14 :63-64 [Details]
(1989)'Effect of dietary omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids on development of azaserine-induced preneoplastic lesions in rat pancreas. J Natl Cancer Inst'
O'Connor, T. P.,Roebuck, B. D.,Peterson, F. J.,Lokesh, B.,Kinsella, J. E.,Campbell, T. C.; (1989) 'Effect of dietary omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids on development of azaserine-induced preneoplastic lesions in rat pancreas. J Natl Cancer Inst'. J Natl Cancer Inst, 81 (11):858-63   [Details]
(1987)'The contribution of animal experiments to knowledge of the relationship between diet and cancer risk in humans. Cancer Surv'
O'Connor, T. P.,Campbell, T. C.; (1987) 'The contribution of animal experiments to knowledge of the relationship between diet and cancer risk in humans. Cancer Surv'. Cancer Surv, 6 (4):573-83   [Details]
(1987)'The influence of nutrition on carcinogenesis'
O'Connor, T.P. and Campbell, T.C; (1987) 'The influence of nutrition on carcinogenesis'. Nutrition, [Details]
(1985)'Effect of dietary intake of fish oil and fish protein on the development of L-azaserine-induced preneoplastic lesions in the rat pancreas. J Natl Cancer Inst'
O'Connor, T. P.,Roebuck, B. D.,Peterson, F.,Campbell, T. C.; (1985) 'Effect of dietary intake of fish oil and fish protein on the development of L-azaserine-induced preneoplastic lesions in the rat pancreas. J Natl Cancer Inst'. J Natl Cancer Inst, 75 (5):959-62   [Details]
(1985)'Dietary intervention during the postdosing phase of L-azaserine-induced preneoplastic lesions. J Natl Cancer Inst'
O'Connor, T. P.,Roebuck, B. D.,Campbell, T. C.; (1985) 'Dietary intervention during the postdosing phase of L-azaserine-induced preneoplastic lesions. J Natl Cancer Inst'. J Natl Cancer Inst, 75 (5):955-7   [Details]
(1985)'Dietary fat, calories and cancer'
O'Connor, T.P. ; (1985) 'Dietary fat, calories and cancer'. Contemporary Nutrition, [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2010)Proceedings of the 38th Annual Research Conference on Food
Daly, TJ; Aherne-Bruce, SA; O'Connor, TP; O'Brien, NM; (2010) Determination of the genoprotective and Cox-2 modulatory effects of phytosterols in Caco-2 cells Proceedings of the 38th Annual Research Conference on Food [Details]
(2010)Proceedings of the Euro Fed Lipid Congress, Athens
O'Brien, NM; O'Connor, TP; (2010) Sterols: natural levels in foods, fortification of foods, health aspects and potential toxicity Proceedings of the Euro Fed Lipid Congress, Athens [Details]
(2010)Proceeding of the International Conference on Traditional Dairy Foods
O'Brien, NM; O'Connor, TP; Ryan, E; (2010) Bioactivity of functional food Proceeding of the International Conference on Traditional Dairy Foods [Details]
(2010)Proceeding of the International Conference on Traditional Dairy Foods
O'Connor, TP ; (2010) Kishk ¿ a traditional cereal/fermented milk-based food Proceeding of the International Conference on Traditional Dairy Foods [Details]
(2010)Proceedings of the 38th Annual Research Conference on Food, Nutrition & Consumer Sciences
O'Connor, MP; O'Brien, NM; O'Sullivan, K; O'Connor, TP; (2010) Contribution of food groups to energy and macronutrient intakes of school-going Irish adolescents Proceedings of the 38th Annual Research Conference on Food, Nutrition & Consumer Sciences UCC, Cork, , 04-SEP-10 - 04-SEP-10 [Details]
(2007)Proceedings of the 37th Research Conference- Food, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences
Daly, T., Aherne, A., O¿Connor, T.P. and O¿Brien, N.M. ; (2007) The effects of conjugated linoleic acid on the viability and proliferation of caco-2 cells Proceedings of the 37th Research Conference- Food, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences [Details]
(2006)Proceedings of the 36th Food Research Conference
Daly, T., Galvin, K., Ahern, A., O¿Connor, T.P. and O¿Brien, N.M. ; (2006) Phytosterol and tocopherol content in commercially available sterol-enriched and non-enriched dairy spreads Proceedings of the 36th Food Research Conference [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2003President's Award for Teaching Excellence
1977College Scholar/Undergraduate scholarship 1977-1980 UCC
1985Graduate student research award, American Institute of Nutrition American Institute of Nutrition

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
The Nutrition Society Member01-JAN-89 / 27-NOV-14

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2007)National Dairy Products Research Institute,,
O¿Connor, T.P.; (2007) Nutritional aspects of Kishk. [Oral Presentation], National Dairy Products Research Institute,, Karnal, India , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007)National Dairy Products Research Institute,,
O¿Connor, T.P.; (2007) Nutritional aspects of Kishk. [Oral Presentation], National Dairy Products Research Institute,, Karnal, India , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2003)Annual Food Science Conference,
O¿Connor, T.P. ; (2003) Chairperson of Sessions each year. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Annual Food Science Conference, UCC , 01-JAN-03 - 01-JAN-03. [Details]
(2003)Annual Food Science Conference,
O¿Connor, T.P. ; (2003) Chairperson of Sessions each year. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Annual Food Science Conference, UCC , 01-JAN-03 - 01-JAN-03. [Details]
(1999)44th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology Meat Consumption and Culture,
O'Shea, V.M., O'Sullivan, C., Kerry, J.P., O'Connor, T.P., Morrissey, P.A. and Buckley, D.J.; (1999) Assessment of plant extracts and miscellaneous food ingredients as antioxidants in red (beef) and white (chicken) meat systems. [N/A], 44th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology Meat Consumption and Culture, Barcelona, Spain , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)44th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology Meat Consumption and Culture,
O'Shea, V.M., O'Sullivan, C., Kerry, J.P., O'Connor, T.P., Morrissey, P.A. and Buckley, D.J.; (1999) Assessment of plant extracts and miscellaneous food ingredients as antioxidants in red (beef) and white (chicken) meat systems. [N/A], 44th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology Meat Consumption and Culture, Barcelona, Spain , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)44th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology Meat Consumption and Culture,
O'Gorman, N., Kerry, J.P., Higgins, F., Buckley, D.J., O'Connor, T.P. and Fitzgerald, R.; (1999) Addition of dried herbs during pressure cooking of mussels and their effect on oxidative stability of fresh and frozen mussels. [N/A], 44th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology Meat Consumption and Culture, Barcelona, Spain , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)44th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology Meat Consumption and Culture,
O'Gorman, N., Kerry, J.P., Higgins, F., Buckley, D.J., O'Connor, T.P. and Fitzgerald, R.; (1999) Addition of dried herbs during pressure cooking of mussels and their effect on oxidative stability of fresh and frozen mussels. [N/A], 44th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology Meat Consumption and Culture, Barcelona, Spain , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1997)27th Annual Food Science and Technology Research Conference,,
O'Shea, V.M., O'Connor, T.P., Kerry, J.P. and Buckley, D.J.; (1997) Antioxidant potential of natural food ingredients in beefburgers. [N/A], 27th Annual Food Science and Technology Research Conference,, UCC, Cork , 18-SEP-97 - 18-SEP-97. [Details]
(1997)27th Annual Food Science and Technology Research Conference,,
O'Shea, V.M., O'Connor, T.P., Kerry, J.P. and Buckley, D.J.; (1997) Antioxidant potential of natural food ingredients in beefburgers. [N/A], 27th Annual Food Science and Technology Research Conference,, UCC, Cork , 18-SEP-97 - 18-SEP-97. [Details]
(2005)35th Annual Food Science and Technology Research Conference,
Ryan, E.; Galvin, K.; O'Connor, T.P.; Maguire, A.R.; McCarthy, F.O.; Forde, A. and O'Brien, N.M. (2005) Phytosterol, tocopherol and squalene content of linseed, pumpkin, poppy, sesame and mustard seed oil. [Poster Presentation], 35th Annual Food Science and Technology Research Conference, Cork, Ireland , 01-SEP-05 - 02-SEP-05. [Details]
(1995)Assessment of the variation in quality indices in frozen cod,
Southey, A., O¿ Neill, E. and O¿ Connor, T.P; (1995) COPERNICUS Programme on Process Optimisation and Minimal Processing of Foods,. [Oral Presentation], Assessment of the variation in quality indices in frozen cod, Porto, Portugal , 01-JAN-95 - 01-JAN-95. [Details]
(1998)28th Annual Food Science and Technology Research Conference,
O'Sullivan, C.M., O'Shea, V.M., Kerry, J.P., O'Connor, T.P., Buckley, D.J. and Morrissey, P.A.; (1998) Antioxidant potential of natural food ingredients in beef and chicken patties. [N/A], 28th Annual Food Science and Technology Research Conference, UCC, Cork , 03-SEP-98 - 04-SEP-98. [Details]
(2006)14th Annual Research Day Faculty of Medicine & Health,
Ryan, E., Galvin, K., O¿Connor, T.P. and O¿Brien, N.M.; (2006) Phytosterol, tocopherol & squalene content of various plant foods. [Oral Presentation], 14th Annual Research Day Faculty of Medicine & Health, UCC, Cork , 01-JAN-06 - 01-JAN-06. [Details]
(1991)The effect of frozen storage on chemical indices of quality of the flesh of plaice-Pleuronectes platessa,
Southey, A., O¿ Connor, T.P. and O¿ Neill, E.E. ; (1991) Irish Journal of Food Science and Technology 15, 77. [Oral Presentation], The effect of frozen storage on chemical indices of quality of the flesh of plaice-Pleuronectes platessa, , 01-JAN-91 - 01-JAN-91. [Details]
(1999)Farmed Fish Quality,
O'Gorman, N.M., Kerry, J.P., Buckley, D.J., O'Connor, T.P. and Fitzgerald, R.; (1999) Use of high pressure steam and addition of herbs to cooking water and their effects on mussel shelf-life quality. [N/A], Farmed Fish Quality, Hilton Hotel, Bristol , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1998)28th Annual Food Science and Technology Research Conference,
O'Gorman, N.M., Kerry, J.P., Higgins, F., Buckley, D.J., O'Connor, T.P. and Fitzgerald, R.; (1998) Herb addition during pressure cooking of mussels: effects on shelf-life quality. [N/A], 28th Annual Food Science and Technology Research Conference, UCC, Cork, , 03-SEP-98 - 04-SEP-98. [Details]
(1999)Farmed Fish Quality,
O'Gorman, N.M., Kerry, J.P., Gilroy, D., Buckley, D.J., O'Connor, T.P. and Fitzgerald, R.; (1999) Effect of packaging, glazing and salting on the oxidative stability of frozen half-shelled Pacific oysters. [N/A], Farmed Fish Quality, Hilton Hotel, Bristol , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1994)Assessment and development of non-sensory techniques to monitor the quality of frozen Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua),
Clarke, G.T.E., O¿ Neill, E.E. and O¿ Connor, T.P; (1994) Irish Journal of Food Science and Technology 33, 212. [Oral Presentation], Assessment and development of non-sensory techniques to monitor the quality of frozen Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua), , 01-JAN-94 - 01-JAN-94. [Details]
(1996)Rheological properties and freeze-thaw stability of sauces containing modified starches,
Dennehy, T., O¿ Neill, E.E. and O¿ Connor, T.P.; (1996) Irish Journal of Food Science and Technology 35, (2), 215. [Oral Presentation], Rheological properties and freeze-thaw stability of sauces containing modified starches, , 01-JAN-96 - 01-JAN-96. [Details]
(1997)Non-sensory techniques to monitor the quality of cod during frozen storage,
Clarke, G., O¿ Connor, T.P. and O¿Neill, E.E. ; (1997) COPERNICUS Programme: Process Optimization and Minimal Processing of Foods. [Oral Presentation], Non-sensory techniques to monitor the quality of cod during frozen storage, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium , 01-JAN-97 - 01-JAN-97. [Details]
(2005)Nutrition Society Meeting-Irish Section,
Ryan, E., Galvin, K., O'Connor, T.P., Maguire, A.R. and O'Brien, N.M.; (2005) Phytosterol, tocopherol and squalene content of five edible nuts(Brazil, Pecan, Pine, Pistachio, Cashew). [Oral Presentation], Nutrition Society Meeting-Irish Section, Belfast, Ireland , 15-JUN-05 - 17-JUN-05. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Food Safety Authority of Ireland Sub-committee on Additives, Contaminants and Residues *2000 / 1899
External Examiner External Examiner/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
UCC College Lecturer01-JAN-89 / 01-JAN-01
Procter & Gamble Staff Scientist01-JAN-87 / 01-JAN-88
Cornell University Post-Doctoral Researcher01-JAN-84 / 01-JAN-87
University College Cork Senior Lecturer01-JAN-01 / 27-NOV-14

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1980UCC BSCDairying
1984Cornell PhDNutrition

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Cancer Research Referee-
Nutrition And Cancer Referee-
J Of The National Cancer Institute Referee-
Irish J Agric And Food Research Referee-
Journal Of Dairy Research Referee-
Food Chemistry Referee-
International Dairy Journal Referee-
J Of Agric And Food Chemistry Referee-
J Of Agric And Food Chemistry Referee-

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Tom teaches extensively in both Nutritional Sciences and Food Science - NT1001, NT2004, NT3002, NT3012, NT4006, NT4008, NT4010, FS2002, FS2004, FS3003, FS3603, FS3005, FS3010, FS4001, FS4003, FS4022 

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Chemistry and Technology of Oils and Fats FS3003Chemistry and Technology of Oils and Fats
2015Chemistry and Technology of Oils and Fats FS3603Chemistry and Technology of Oils and Fats
2015Principles of Nutrition NT2004Principles of Nutrition
2015Topics in Food Science FS4022Topics in Food Science

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