I am the Principal Investigator of the Macular Pigment Research Group within the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland. My research 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 presented at over 100 international scientific conferences and have published 80 peer-reviewed scientific papers on my area of research (citations = 2579; H-index = 31). I am the editor of a CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group book publication entitled "Carotenoids and Retinal Disease." I also have editorial roles at the European Journal of Ophthalmology and the Journal of Alzheimer's disease. I am also Chair of the International Macular Carotenoids Conference, which is held at Downing College, Cambridge University, UK and am also Chair of the ARVO Macula and Nutrition Group.