Nessa Noronha

Director, Management
Dr Nessa Noronha (PhD) has been the director of Food for Health Ireland since January 2019. After completing her PhD in Food Science in 2008 from UCD, which included time as a research fellow in Pennsylvania State University, she moved to research in the industrial sector, working for three years with Glanbia Plc in R&D in the area of dairy ingredients. From 2011 to 2016, she was Research Programme Manager with Food for Health Ireland and in 2017 she became the UCD Agri-Food Research Partner, where she advised and supported academic leaders in the development of medium- to long-term plans across the Agri-Food research theme. Her activities included developing the research themes for One Health, Precision Agriculture, Bioeconomy, and Food and Health.