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Aideen Mc Kevitt holds a BSc in Industrial Microbiology, MSc in Food Microbiology, and a Higher Diploma in Education from University College Dublin. She completed her PhD in Medical Science at the University of Calgary specializing in microbial pathogenesis. Her post doctoral research in microbial toxicology and molecular biology was at the University of British Columbia. She returned to Ireland to take up a post as a research scientist at University College Cork. She has held lecturing posts at a number of institutions in Ireland, the UK and abroad. She has a strong interest in curriculum development in the areas of Food Safety, Food Regulation, Veterinary Public Health, Nutrition and Food Science and has designed and delivered a range of inter and intra institutional e-learning postgraduate courses including courses targeted to the requirements of the food industry. She has managed EU funded research projects including EQUASE ( Quality Assurance in Water Microbiology); Leonardo da Vinci ( Curriculum Design ) and has participated in the EU funded 7th Framework project FACET ( Flavourings, Additives and Food Contact materials Exposure Task)2008-2012. Her research interests are in the area of Food Safety, Food Chemical Exposure, Veterinary Pubic Health, and consumer protection.