Food Science and Environmental Health

Research at the School of Food Science and Environmental Health

Please see below a short video outlining the research activities of the School:

Postgraduate Students and Research projects

Agata Los, Atmospheric Cold Plasma as a decontamination strategy for cereal grains, Supervised by Dr. Paula Bourke, Dr. PJ Cullen, 26-Oct-15 to 25-Oct-19, Email: d15126054@student.dit.ie

Albert Uhoraningoga, Supervised by Dr. Barry Ryan, Prof. Gary Henehan, 01-Feb-16 to 31-Jan-20, Email: c12712219@student.dit.ie

Ajay Pal, Development of Novel Anticancer Agents Targeting GPR120, Supervised by Dr. Gemma Kinsella, Dr. James Curtin, 01-Sep-16 to 31-Aug-20

Alessandra Ghion, Development and Evaluation of a Novel Antibacterial Coating, Supervised by Dr. Christine O'Connor, 01-Jan-16 to 31-Dec-19, Email: d15126145@student.dit.ie

Apurva Patange, Microbiological interactions with cold plasma technology, Supervised by Dr. Paula Bourke, Dr. PJ Cullen, 01-Jun-14 to 31-May-18, Email: d13129057@mydit.ie

Caitlin Heslin, Cold Plasma for Wound Healing, Supervised by Dr. Paula Bourke, Dr. PJ Cullen, Dr. Daniela Boehm, 01-Jun-13 to 31-May-17, Email: d12127925@mydit.ie 

Chaitanya Sarangapani, Cold plasma treatment of wastewater, Supervised by Dr. Paula Bourke, Dr. PJ Cullen, 01-Aug-14 to 31-Jul-16, Email: chaitanya.sarangapani@mydit.ie

Charlene Connolly, The flavour chemistry of selected edible mushrooms and their sensory perception, Supervised by Dr. Jesus Frias, Dr.  Catherine Barry-Ryan, Mr. Juan Valverde Fernandez, 01-Apr-13 to 31-Mar-17, Email: c06631517@student.dit.ie 

Deimante Zizyte, Nutratox- Development of Brain Targeting Derivatives of Ursolic Acid, Supervised by Dr. James Curtin, Dr. Denis O'Shea, Dr. Orla Howe, 01-Feb-16 to 31-Jan-20, Email: C10310615@student.dit.ie

Emer Shannon, Investigating Irish seaweed species for novel nutraceutical and pharmaceutical applications, with an emphasis on the development of novel green chemical technologies for macroalgal fucoxanthin extraction, Supervised by Prof. Nissreen Abu-Ghannam, 01-Oct-14 to 30-Sep-18, Email: 452037@dit.ie

Eline Manaloto, SilverCAP: Synergistic Treatment of Brain Cancer Cells using Cold Atmospheric Plasma and Silver Nanoparticles, Supervised by Dr. James Curtin , Dr. PJ Cullen, Dr. Alan Casey, 01-Sep-16 to 31-Aug-20

Giuliana Vozza, SELDEL: Formulation of Selenium supplementation from mushroom origin, Supervised by Dr. Jesus Frias, Dr. Sinead Ryan, Prof. Hugh Byrne, 01-Apr-14 to 31-Mar-18, Email: c05464773@mydit.ie

Harshitha Venkataratnam, The evaluation of Food processing methods on the Allergenicity of foods, Supervised by Dr, Orla Cahill, Dr. Catherine Barry-Ryan, 04-Apr-16 to 03-Apr-20, Email: d15128417@student.dit.ie

James Lalor, Development and Characterisation of non-equilibrium plasma technology, Supervised by Dr. Vladimir Milosavljevic, Dr. PJ Cullen, Dr. Paula Bourke, 01-May-14 to 30-Apr-22

Jenna Warby, Characterisation of by-products from waste generated in the production and processing evaluation and feasibility of their value as food/ pharmaceutical ingredients / additives, Supervised by Dr. Catherine Barry-Ryan,  Dr. Jesus Frias, 01-Mar-15 to 28-Feb-19, Email: d14127076@student.dit.ie

Juan Manuel Perez Andres, Chemistry of Plasma Treated Food, Supervised by Dr. PJ Cullen, Dr. Paula Bourke, 01-Oct-15 to 30-Sep-19, Email: JuanManuel.PerezAndres@dit.ie

Kangze Liu, Evaluation of digital Nanotest as a smart fungal detection system for water monitoring, Supervised by Dr. Furong Tian, Dr. James Curtin, 16-May-16 to 15-May-20, Email: d15129079@student.dit.ie

Katie O'Callaghan, The targeted delivery of breast cancer chemotherapies, Dr. Christine O'Connor, Prof. Mary McNamara, 01-Feb-16 to 31-Jan-20, Email: C11353911@student.dit.ie

Kim Millar, Developing Novel Food Products which Contain Functional Compounds from Pant Material, Using Molecular Gastronomy Techniques, Supervised by Dr. Catherine Barry-Ryan, Dr. Róisín Burke, Dr. Sinéad McCarthy, Email: C11732211@student.dit.ie

Kompal Joshi, Development of risk assessment tools of package/product systems for a safe and sustainable food chain, Supervised by Dr. Jesus Frias, 01-Jul-14 to 30-Jun-16, Email: kompal.joshi@dit.ie

Lauren Anne van Rooyen, Novel pre-treatment regime to enhance the value and quality of vacuum packed retail cuts of beef, Dr. David O'Connor, Dr. Paul Allen, 01-Nov-15 to 31-Oct-17, Email: c07521154@student.dit.ie

Laurence Scally, Plasma Diagnostics and Engineering of a Novel Plasma Based Technology, Supervised by Dr. Vladimir Milosavljevic, Dr. PJ Cullen, 01-Oct-15 to 30-Sep-19,  Email: C11526033@student.dit.ie

Martin Quirke, Next Generation Tailored Nano-Antibiotics for Multi Drug Resistance Bacteria, Dr. Ciara Walsh , Dr. Gordon Chambers, 01-Oct-15 to 30-Sep-19,  Email: C11806745@student.dit.ie

Minna Khalid, Formulation of food derived peptides into a nanoparticle oral delivery system, Supervised by Dr. Sinead Ryan, Dr. Jesus Frias, Prof. Hugh Byrne, 01-Feb-13 to 31-Jan-17

Miroslav Gulan, Temporal and Spatial Selectivity of the Pulsed Gas Discharges on Atmospheric Pressure, Supervised by Dr. Vladimir Milosavljevic, Dr. PJ Cullen, 01-Oct-14 to 30-Sep-22, Email: d14125092@student.dit.ie

Muhammad Qasim Warraich, Targeted Delivery and UV Activation of Novel Ruthenium Based Chemotherapies, Supervised by Dr. Christine O'Connor, Dr. Alan Casey, 01-Apr-16 to 31-Mar-20

Padraig Shanahan, Novel Inhibitors of the Shaker Potassium Channels as Potential Therapeutics, Supervised by Prof. Gary Henehan, Dr. Bary Ryan,  06-Jan-14 to 05/07/2018

Patrick Bruce, Risk Analysis of Workload and Stress amongst Workers Exposed to High Levels of Psychosocial Risk, Supervised by Mr. Victor Hrymak, Dr. James Curtin, 01-Dec-15 to 30-Nov-18, Email: D10120012@student.dit.ie

Paul Cruise, Multi-spectral and Imaging technologies for pharmaceutical manufacturing, Supervised by Dr. PJ Cullen, Dr. Carl Sullivan, 01-Feb-15 to 31-Jan-23, Email: d14127386@student.dit.ie

Priyanka, High Quality Biofuel from Waste Water Grown Microalgae Using Novel Recombinant Lipase, Dr, Barry Ryan, Prof. Gary Henehan, 01-Mar-16 to 29-Feb-20, Email: d15127729@student.dit.ie

 Rajeev Ravindran, Application of lignocellulosic food waste for the production of industrially viable enzymes, Supervised by Dr. Amit Jaiswal, 01-Jan-15 to 31-Dec-18, Email: d14126656@student.dit.ie

Raquel Cama Moncunill, Development of a novel particle characterisation technology for high quality Powered Infant Formula Products, Supervised by Dr. Carl Sullivan, Dr. PJ Cullen, Email: d13125826@mydit.ie

Renatus Mushi, Designing and Evaluation of an Organisational-level Mobile Phone Acceptance Model-a case of Tanzanian Tourism SMEs, Supervised by Dr. Deirdre Lillis, Dr. Almar Barry, Dr. Said Jafari, 01-Feb-15 to 31-Jan-19, Email: d14127286@student.dit.ie

Samuel Boles, Development of Traceable Capabilities in Non-Contact Thermal Metrology, Supervised by Dr. Suzanne Martin, Dr. Izabela Naydenova, Dr. David Fleming, 23-Mar-15 to 31-Mar-17, Email: C06661891@student.dit.ie

Stephen Kwao, Nutraceuticals from Nanoparticle Immobilised Enzymes, Supervised by Dr. Barry Ryan, Prof. Gary Henehan, Dr. Gemma Kinsella, 01-Apr-16 to 31-Mar-20, Email: d15128336@student.dit.ie

Therese Cadden, An Investigation into Food Pairing with a Particular Focus on Food and Beer and the Potential Impact on Irish Consumers’ Sensory Perception of Beer, Supervised by Dr. Catherine Barry-Ryan, 01-Mar-16 to 28-Feb-22, Email: d15127851@student.dit.ie

Tobiloba Sojinrin, NanoTest: A commercially available tool, for rapid fungi detection, Supervised by Dr. Furong Tian, Dr. James Curtin, 01-Oct-15 to 30-Sep-19, email: C11364051@student.dit.ie

Xavier Cama, "Process Analytical Technologies for Dairy and Infant Formula Powder Manufacture", Supervised by Dr. Carl Sullivan, Dr. PJ Cullen, 01-May-15 to 30-Apr-17, email: d14128373@student.dit.ie

Yash Dixit, Novel spectral and spatial process analytical tools for meat quality and safety assessment, Supervised by Dr. Carl Sullivan, Dr. PJ Cullen, 01-Aug-14 to 31-Jul-18, Email:

Yeqi Tan, New Lipase Enzymes for Applications in the Production of Novel Materials, Supervised by Dr. Barry Ryan, Prof. Gary Henehan, Dr. Gemma Kinsella, 01-Oct-15 to 30-Sep-19, Email: D11124994@student.dit.ie

Zhonglei (Rocky) He, Cold Atmospheric Plasma to Treat Brain Cancer, Supervised By Dr. James Curtin, Dr. PJ Cullen, Dr. Furong Tian, 01-Jun-16 to 31-May-20, email: d15127568@student.dit.ie

 

Postgraduate Awards

Mishra, Jaya. Chemical Imaging for Trace Analysis. Supervised by Dr. PJ Cullen, Dr. Carl O'Sullivan., MPhil
Misra, Nrusimha Nath. In-Pack Decontamination of Fresh Produce. Supervised by Dr. PJ, Cullen. ,  PhD
Moshen Pour, Sahand. Natural Whey-Based Disinfection Formula: A Solution for the Sanitizing of Whole and Fresh-Cut Fruits and Vegetables (WHEYSAN). Supervised by Dr. Catherine Barry-Ryan.,  MPhil
Pankaj, Shashi Kishor. In-package Sterilization of Biomedical Devices Using Non-Thermal Atmospheric Plasma. Supervised by Dr. PJ Cullen, PhD
Reis, Sofia Filipa. Compositional and Nutritional Characterisation of the Brewing Industry by Products for the Development of New Functional Foods. Supervised by Dr. Nisreen Abu-Ghannam. PhD
Rifai, Hicham. Multipoint spectroscopy and stereoscopic imaging of pharmaceutical dosage forms. Supervised by Dr. PJ Cullen, Dr, Carl Sullivan.  Mphil
Sands, Noel Christopher. Michael Mullan - His Influence on Irish Trade Unionism, Politics and Education. Supervised by Dr. Pat Dargan. PhD
Traynor, Mark. An Investigation into the Development of Innovative Food Products using Molecular Gastronomy Theories and Techniques. Supervised by Dr. Roisin, Burke and Dr Catherine Barry-Ryan, PhD
Ziuzina, Dana. Development of a Novel In-Package Plasma System. Supervised by Dr. PJ Cullen, Dr. Paula Bourke.  PhD
Khouya, Khadija. Development of Functional Orange Juices Using Natural Polymeric Sources for Extending the Shelf-Life and Enhancing the Nutritional Value. Supervised by Dr. Catherine Barry-Ryan, Dr. Ana Belen Martin Diana, Dr. Daniel Rico, PhD
Kumar, Prabhash. Molecular Cloning, Expression and Characterization of Novel Lectins. Supervised by Prof. Gary Henehan, Dr. Barry, Ryan.  PhD.
Massini, Laura. A Research Group for the Development of Functional Foods and Ingredients Extracted from By-products and Waste of the Food Industry. Supervised by Dr. Catherine, Barry-Ryan, Dr. Ana Belen Martin-Diana, Dr. Daniel Rico.  PhD.
Kelly, Aoife. Occupational Noise Exposure in Amplified Music Venues in Leinster: An Exploratory Risk Analysis. Supervised by Prof. Gary Henehan, Ms. Sara Boyd, PhD, 
Han, Lu. Food Pathogen Inactivation Using a Novel In-Package Plasma System. Supervised by Dr. PJ, Cullen, Dr. Paula, Bourke., PhD.
Alqudah, Jafar Mohammed Ibrahim. Screening Irish Fruit and Vegetable Germplasm for Novel Anti-Tumour and Pesticidal Componds. PhD Supervised by Dr. Catherine Barry-Ryan, Dr. Kim Reilly, Dr. Ana Belen Martin Diana. 
Manuel Calatroia Development of Functional Ingredients from By-products and Waste of Vegetable processing IndustryMPhil Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Ana Belen Martin Diana, Dr. Catherine Barry-Ryan and Dr. Daniel Rico
Sapna Dass Chitlapilly Exposure Assessment to Listeria Monocytogenes Throughout the Shelf-life of Ready to Eat Foods MPhil Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Nissreen Abu-Ghannam, Dr. Enda Cummins and Dr. Rita Dempsey
Lubna Ahmed Development of Functional Ready to Eat Vegetables by Using Waste Dairy-Products for Preservation and Enhancement of their Nutritional Value PhD Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Catherine Barry-Ryan, Dr. Ana Belen Martin Diana and Dr. Jose Manuel
Jason Bolton Decay and Conservation of Coastal and Freshwater Archaeological Stone Structures PhD Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Pat Dargan and Dr. Bernie
Olivia Boyce Synthesis and Characterisation of Novel Manganese Thiabendazole Complexes PhD Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Michael Devereux
Ruth Cogan RDS 6: Stable Silver(I) Chelates: Potential Metallo-Pharmaceuticals MPhil Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Michael Devereux and Dr Denis O'Shea
Irene Collins Factors Affecting Food Safety Behaviour in Food Science PgDip Student Supervisor(s): Mr Victor Hrymak
Sabrina Cox Development of Functional Food from Irish Edible Seaweed PhD Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Nissreen Abu-Ghannam
Carmel Cremin Aldehyde Metabolism: Helicobacter Pylori MPhil Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Gary Henehan
Clare Crowley A Comparative Study of French and Irish Ecclesiastical Patterns PhD Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Pat Dargan and Dr. Terry Slater
Anne Dagg Heritage Awareness in County Wicklow MPhil Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Pat Dargan
Dharmendra Singh Dheeman Purification, Characterisation and Structure Function Relationship Studies of Microbial Lipases PhD Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Gary Henehan and Dr. Jesus Frias
Barry Joseph Dillon Occupant Evacuation and Fire Safety Behaviour in High Technology Dependent Buildings MPhil Student Supervisor(s): Mr. Victor Hrymak
Vidya Dixit Novel Metal Complexes: Synthesis and Pharmaceutical Applications PhD Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Michael Devereux and Dr. Rita Dempsey
Clodagh Fitzgerald An Investigation of Food Safety Education and Training PhD Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Nissreen Abu-Ghannam and Ms. Sara Boyd
Edurne Gaston Hyperspectral imaging system for the non destructive assessment of mushroom quality and shelf-life prediction MPhil Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Jesus Frias and Dr. PJ Cullen
Mohammad Billal Hossain Reformulation of Reduced Sodium Chilled Ready Meals with Improved Nutritional, Safety and Sensory Properties through Inclusion of Health Enhancing Ingredients PhD Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Catherine Barry-Ryan and Dr. Ana Belen Martin Diana
Carol Kennedy Factors Affecting Safety Behaviour in a Large Food Manufacturing Plant MPhil Student Supervisor(s): Mr. Victor Hrymak
Zied Khiari Functional Food Enhanced or Developed Based in the Incorporation of By-Products from Fish and Fruit Processing Industry MPhil Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Catherine Barry-Ryan and Dr. Ana Belen Martin Diana
Khadija Khouya Development of Functional Orange Juices Using Natural Polymeric Sources for Extending the Shelf-Life and Enhancing the Nutritional Value MPhil Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Ana Belen Martin Diana, Dr. Catherine Barry-Ryan and Dr. Daniel Rico
Antoni Llovera The Feasibility of Producing Vacuum-Packed Fermented Vegetable Products MPhil Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Nissreen Abu-Ghannam and Dr. Catherine Barry-Ryan
Federica Manucci Functional Foods Enhanced or Newly Developed Based on the Incorporation of By-Products from Dairy Processing PhD Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Jesus Frias and Dr. Gary Henehan
Laura Massini Development of Functional Ingredients from By-products and Waste of Fruit processing Industry MPhil Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Ana Belen Martin Diana, Dr. Catherine Barry-Ryan and Dr. Daniel Rico
John Moore The Effect of Regulation on Resultant Fire Safety Management Standards in Nursing Homes MPhil Student Supervisor(s): Mr. Victor Hrymak
Patricia Nobmann Navas Design Synthesis and Evaluation of Anti-Microbial Activity of Carbohydrate Fatty Acid Derivatives PhD Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Paula Bourke, Dr. Julie Dunne and Dr. Gary Henehan
Aoife O'Gorman Hyperspectral imaging system for the non destructive assessment of mushroom quality and shelf-life prediction MPhil Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Jesus Frias and Dr. Catherine Barry-Ryan
María Aurelia Yánez Paredes Development of Functional Foods in the Form of Vacuum Packed, Chilled Ready to Eat Legumes MPhil Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Nissreen Abu-Ghannam
Sonal Patil Efficacy of Ozone and Ultrasound for Retention of Quality and Microbial Reduction in Fruit Juice PhD Student Supervisor(s): Dr. PJ Cullen, Dr. Paula Bourke and Dr. Jesus Frias
Kumari Alka Singh Screening, Purification and Characterisation of Peptide Inhibitors and Study it’s Effect on Diabetic Rat PhD Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Gary Henehan
Aoife Smith Design and Synthesis of Carbohydrate Based Derivatives as Anti-microbial Compounds PhD Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Julie Dunne (nee O'Brien), Dr. Gary Henehan and Dr Paula Bourke
Samantha Sundaresan Molecular Diagnostics for Food Bourne Pathogens MPhil Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Paula Bourke, Dr. Bridget Kelly and Dr. Gary Henehan
Donagh Walls Assessment of the Safety of Cooling Large Cooked Meats in the Catering Sector MPhil Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Nissreen Abu-Ghannam and Ms. Phil Nicholl
Leixuri Aguirre Combination of natural variability estimation with real time measurement for mushroom shelf life assessment PhD Student Supervisor(s): Dr. Jesus Frias, Dr. Catherine Barry-Ryan, Ms. Jemina Mulcahy and Dr. Helen Grogan Award: PhD 02-Nov-08
Mark O'Connor Novel Copper Salicylate Complexes with Biomimetic and Biological Activity Supervisor(s): Dr. Michael Devereux Award: PhD 03-Aug-08
Carolin Garvan An Evaluation of Time-Temperature Profiles Practices in Retail Outlets Handling Chilled Food Supervisor(s): Dr Nissreen Abu-Ghannam Dr Jesus Frias Award: M.Phil 18-Dec-07
Diana Spitznagel Enzymology of Intermediate Metabolism in Trypanosoma Brucei Supervisor(s): Dr Gary Henehan Dr Derek Nolan Award: PhD 30-Oct-07
Paul McEvoy Safety Performance on Twenty Construction Sites in Dublin. Supervisor(s): Mr Victor Hrymak Award: M.Phil 18-Oct-07
Gabriel Rodriguez Mateos An Investigation of the 
Antimicrobial Efficacy of a Range of Plant Essential Oils against Listeria spp. and Key Spoilage Bacteria Supervisor(s): Dr. Paula Bourke Dr. Catherine Barry-Ryan Award: Pg Dip 26-Sep-07
Denise Cornally “Aldo-Keto Reductase of Helicobacter Pylori.” Supervisor(s): Dr. Gary Henehan Dr. Ciaran MacDonaill Dr. Henry Windle Award: PhD 07-Jun-07
Daniel Rico Influence of Novel Preservation Methods on the Quality of Minimally Processed Iceberg Lettuce and Carrot.” Supervisor(s): Dr Catherine Barry-Ryan Dr Jesus Frias Jose Manuel Jose Manuel Ms. Jemina Mulcahy Award: PhD 10-May-07
Julien Lonchamp Volatile Compounds as quality markers for leafy green ready-to-use vegetables: their identification and determination of origin Supervisor(s): Dr. Catherine Barry-Ryan Ms. Jemima Mulcahy Dr. Michael Devereux Award: PhD 17-Oct-06
Jennifer McCormick Vascular Endothelial Cell Responses to Helicobacter Pylori Supervisor(s): Dr. Gary Henehan Award: M.Phil 29-Sep-06
Aoife Gowen Development of Innovative, Quick Cook Legume Products Supervisor(s): Dr. Nisreen Abu-Ghannam Dr. Jesus Frias Dr. Jorge Oliveira Award: PhD 09-Aug-06
Cristina Busquets Efficacy of Innovative Anti-Microbial Decontamination of Minimally Processed Vegetables. Supervisor(s): Dr. Rosaleen Coen, Dr. Nissreen Abu-Ghannam and Dr. Paula Bourke Award: M.Phil 26-Oct-05
Blanaid Mee Characterisation of the Cinnamyl Alcohol Dehydrogenase from Helicobacter Pylori Supervisor(s): Dr. Gary Henehan Dr. Renee Malone Prof. Keith Tipton Award: PhD 26-Oct-05
Deborah Vicuna The Role of Peroxidases in the Development of Plants and Their Responses to Abiotic Stresses. Supervisor(s): Dr. Gary Henehan Dr. Renee Malone Prof. Philip Dix Award: PhD 22-Sep-05
Xin Lou Regioselective Synthesis of Carbohydrate Fatty Acid Derivatives for Evaluation as Antimicrobials. Supervisor(s): Dr. Gary Henehan Dr. Seamas Cassidy Julie Julie Dr. Michael Devereux Award: PhD 28-Jun-05
Ian McEvoy The Effect of Altered Cytokinin Metabolism on Plant Development and Cell Ageing in Crop Plants. Supervisor(s): Dr. Gary Henehan Dr. Renee Malone Dr. Philip Dix Award: M.Phil 28-Jan-05
Denis O'Shea Synthesis, Characterisation and Biological Activity of Novel Carboxylate Complexes Incorporating Phenanthroline and Benzimidazole Ligands.- (Vols I and II) Supervisor(s): Dr. Michael Devereux Award: PhD 10-Nov-04
Rachel Kelly Synthesis, Characterisation and Biological Activity of Transitional Metal Complexes of Thiabendazole. Supervisor(s): Dr. Michael Devereux Award: M.Phil 20-Sep-04
John Joe McHugh The Evaluation of Safety Performance on Three Construction Sites Supervisor(s): Mr. Victor Hrymak Award: M.Phil 23-Jan-04
Joe Tierney Microbial Control in Domestic Kitchens and Laboratory Biofilms Supervisor(s): Dr. Louise KearneyDr. Mary Upton Award: PhD 06-Dec-03
Kevin Griffin Continuity of Settlement in Counties Limerick and Clare: The Role of "Ecclesiastical Sites" in the Formation of Settlement. Supervisor(s): Dr. Pat Dargan Dr. T. Slater Award: PhD 18-Sep-03
Mieke Muyllaert Aspects of Recreational Access in the Wicklow Uplands.The Lough Dan and Lough Tay Catchment- a Case Study. Supervisor(s): Dr. Ken BoyleDr. Mary Tubridy Award: M.Phil 12-Jun-03
Sean Crowley An Examination of the Effectiveness of the Fás Community Response Programme”A Case Study in Adult and Community Education: Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary Supervisor(s): Dr. Pat Dargan Award: PgDip 23-Jan-03
Marie-Claire Maher An investigation of the safety of high risk sandwich bar foods through the application of microbial testing, temperature monitoring and microbial predictive modelling. Supervisor(s): Dr. Nissreen Abu-Ghannam and Mr. Greg Burke Award: M.Phil 16-Nov-02
Helen Crowley The effect of low temperature blanching on the texture of whole processed new potatoes. Supervisor(s): Dr. Nissreen Abu-Ghannam Award: M.Phil 14-Feb-01
Anne Breslin The Use of Geographic Information Systems in the Analysis of Food Poisoning Cases in Dublin Supervisor(s): Mr Michael Griffin Ms Kathryn Young Dr Marlene Proctor Award: MPhil 15-Oct-00
Vanessa Leon Synthesis, Characterisation and Catalytic and Biological Activity of New Manganase (II) Carboxylate Complexes Supervisor(s): Dr Michael Devereux Award: PhD 28-Sep-00
Vicki O'Donnell An Assessment of Usage Pressure and Management Practices on Long Distance Walking Routes in Ireland Supervisor(s): Dr Ken Boyle  Dr Adrian Phillips Award: MPhil 23-Jun-00
Carmel Wills The Effect of Harvest and Pre-harvest Condition Changes on Fish Skeletal Muscle Post-mortem Supervisor(s): Dr Marlene Proctor Award: PhD 04-May-00
Aoife Mulcahy The Changing Countryside: An Examination of the Links between Rural Tourism and Agricultural Restructuring in Ireland Supervisor(s): Dr Pat Dargan Award: MPhil 09-Sep-99
Susan McInerney Microbiological Consequences of Using Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate as a Surface Disinfectant for Minimally Processed Salad Vegetables Supervisor(s): Ms Phil Nicholl Award: MSc 01-Aug-99
Vivienne Sheridan New Transition Metal-Based Anti-Candida Drugs Supervisor(s): Dr Michael Devereux Award: PhD 01-Apr-99
Rachel Hewitt Immobilized probiotic bacterial cultures for potential therapeutic usage Supervisor(s): Dr Louise KearneyMs Phil Nichol Award: MSc 14-Aug-98
Sebastian McCann Synthesis and catalytic testing of manganese amino acid complexes Supervisor(s): Dr Michael Devereux Award: MSc 01-Nov-97
Elizabeth Whelan The Development of a Series of New Industrially Applicable Catalysts for Selected Polymerisation Reactions Supervisor(s): Dr Michael Devereux Award: MSc 01-Nov-96
Martin Curran Design, synthesis, structural characterisation and testing of new therapeutic carboxylate complexes of copper (II) and manganese (II) Supervisor(s): Dr Michael Devereux Dr Malacahy McCannAward: PhD 01-Nov-96
Maura Jackman Synthesis, characterisation and application of new chiral induction reagents for use as industrial oxidants Supervisor(s): Dr Michael Devereux Award: MSc 01-Sep-96
Lara Hoare Investigation into the Necessity of a Code of Practice in the Chilled Food Distribution and Retail Sectors Supervisor(s): Dr Rosaleen Coen Ms Barbara Delaney Award: MSc 01-Mar-96
James Cronin Catalytic applications of novel manganese (ii) and copper (ii) co-ordination complexes Supervisor(s): Dr. Michael Devereux Dr Malcahy McCann Award: PhD 01-Oct-95
Margaret Zeig Food Quality and Safety in Selected Catering Outlets Supervisor(s): Dr Marlene Proctor Dr F. Faulkner Award: PhD 01-Jan-95

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