About the School

Welcome to the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences

Human nutrition, food science and the supply chain from farm to consumer are the specialties of the Schools of Food and Nutritional Sciences at University College Cork.

UCC has a national and international reputation for provision of quality education in the Food area and has state of the art facilities.

We are recognised for the high quality of research and collaboration in human nutrition and health, cereals and beverage technology, dairy science, food packaging, ingredients technology, consumer behaviour, food economics, supply chain management, international food policy and rural development.

Our staff are among the most highly cited scientists in their respective fields and contribute to the development of policies that improve public health, safeguard food safety and promote innovation and sustainability of the rural economy and the modern food industry.

Ireland’s agri-food industry is a key component our modern economy. It accounts for 8% of GDP, with over 160,000 jobs. It is responsible for a major proportion of exports of Irish-owned enterprises and its products are sold in over 170 markets around the world. Annual food output exceeds €16 billion, and the sector contributes €7 billion in exports.

Contact Us

Head of School

Prof. Mairead Kiely

Room 317 Food Science Building (3rd floor)

Tel: 353-21-4903394

Email: m.kiely@ucc.ie 

School Manager Dr Bronagh Clarke

Room 241 Food Science Building (2nd Floor)

Tel: 353-21-4902650

Email: b.clarke@ucc.ie

Administrative Staff Ms. Anne Cahalane

Room 350 Food Science Building (3rd Floor)

Tel: 353-21-4903527

Email: a.cahalane@ucc.ie


Ms. Anne Fenton

Room 240 Food Science Building (2nd Floor)

Tel: 353-21-4903393

Email: a.fenton@ucc.ie


Ms. Ciara Tobin

Room 240 Food Science Building (2nd Floor)

Tel: 353-21-4902384

Email: ciaratobin@ucc.ie 


School of Food and Nutritional Sciences

School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Room 240 Food Science Building, University College, Cork