Professor John Nolan PhD

Nutrition Research Centre Ireland at SETU

Professor John Nolan is a Fulbright Scholar, South East Technological University (SETU) Professor and currently holds a Chair for Human Nutrition Research at the School of Health Science, Ireland. Prof Nolan is the Founder and Director of the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland (NRCI). His research centre studies the role of nutrition for vision, cognitive function and prevention of age-related diseases. In 2011, Prof Nolan won a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) research grant to study the impact of nutritional supplementation on visual function via two major clinical trials (CREST 281096; Central Retinal Enrichment Supplementation Trials). As part of this ground-breaking work, Prof Nolan identified how targeted nutrition can improve visual function for the general population, and for patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Current studies at the NRCI are investigating the link between nutrition and brain health and function, and over the last number of years the Nolan and team have published novel papers on how targeted nutrients enhance cognitive function for the general population and improve quality of life for patients suffering with Alzheimer's disease. Remarkably, Nolan and team recently discovered and published how to reduce suffering for patients with vitreous floaters using targeted nutrients of the vitreous. Nolan's work has had a major societal impact for patients suffering with AMD and for enhancing vision of the general population; for recognition, the CREST project was recently selected for presentation at a high-level conference entitled 'EU Research & Innovation in Daily Life', which took place at the European Parliament in Brussels to highlight the impact of EU-funded research and innovation in daily life. Prof Nolan has published 117 peer-reviewed scientific papers on his area of research (H index = 51). A major career highlight is his role as Chair of the International Brain and Ocular Nutrition Conference (BON Conference), which is held at Downing College, Cambridge University ( See for further details and access to all the (peer-reviewed) scientific publications and patents. Google Scholar - H Index