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NAME:                                W. MICHAEL A. MULLAN

EDUCATION:                   

  • 2001           Certificate in 'Quality Management in Higher Education Institutions'.  University of Twente, Netherlands.                                           
  • 1983           PhD.  University of Glasgow.                                     
  • 1977           MSc (Dairy Science).  National University of Ireland, University College Cork.                                         
  • 1975           BSc (Hons), Food Science.  The Queen’s University Belfast.

CAREER SUMMARY: 

  •  2014-         CEO, Dairy Science and Food Technology consultancy
  • 2010- 2014. Head of Agriculture Education Branch, College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise
  • 2005-2010. Head of Higher Education Branch, College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise and Honorary Lecturer in Food Technology, Queen's University Belfast (2007-2008).
  • 2004-2005. Head of Projects, Peace Branch, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • 1987 -Head of Food Education Division, Loughry College (to 2004) and Lecturer in Food Technology at the Queen's University Belfast (to July 2007).
  • 1982-1987. Senior Food Technologist and Head of Dairy Technology Section, Loughry College
  • 1977-1982. Lecturer and specialist adviser in Dairy Technology, West of Scotland College of Agriculture, Ayr, Scotland.
  • 1976-1977. Lecturer in Food Technology, Loughry College, Cookstown, N Ireland.

COMMITTEES / ROLES  ASSOCIATED WITH EDUCATION AND TRAINING AND / OR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT:

  • Chair College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise HE-Teaching and Learning Committee (2005 –2014).

  • Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (FIFST).

  •  External Examiner at Sheffield Hallam University (2005–2010).
  • Visiting lecturer at the Universita' Degli Studo Di Napoli, Federico 11, Italy.

  • Scientific referee for major journals including Journal of Dairy Research, Journal of Dairy Science, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, The Journal of Environmental Health Research and Food Microbiology
  • Member of the Open University Annual Monitoring Sub-Group of Validating Committee (2003-2005).
  • Expert Evaluator for Enterprise Ireland  Commercialisation Fund
  • External Examiner at University College Cork (2001 – 2004).
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Biocolloids Centre, University College Dublin (1998 – 2000).
  • Chair of Loughry College Quality and Curriculum Development Committee (1996 –2004).
  • Member of the Food Science and Technology Management Board of the Queen’s University Belfast (1996 – 2002).
  • External Examiner at University College Cork (1995 – 1999).
  • Joint organiser and member of the Scientific Committee responsible for the International Dairy Federation Seminar on ‘Indigenous Antimicrobial Agents of Milk - Recent Developments’. Uppsalla, Sweden.  31st August and 1st September 1993.
  • Member of the organising committee of the joint Federation of European Microbiological Societies and International Dairy Federation seminar on the “Antimicrobial Proteins in Milk”, University of Bath, Bath, UK. 
    10th – 13th September 1985.
  • Secretary, deputy chairman, and UK representative on International Dairy Federation Group F19 (Indigenous Anti-Microbial Proteins in Milk) 1985-1995.
  • Course Team Leader of the Queens University Belfast,  MAgr (Dairy Technology) course (1982 - 1986).
  • Member of the Society of Dairy Technology.

PUBLICATIONS:

Michael Mullan has over 60 publications (see http://www.dairyscience.info/selected-publications.html) and has supervised MSc and PhD students.

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