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Professor Enda Cummins


Enda Cummins

School of Biosystems and Food Engineering
01 716 7476
University College Dublin, School of Biosystems and Food Engineering, Agriculture and Food Science Belfield Dublin 4


Professor in the UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering. Visiting Professor KU Leuven, Belgium. Programme Director for the Masters of Engineering Science in Food Engineering. His main research area is risk assessment and predictive modelling, with a particular focus on implications for human health and environmental contamination. He has developed his research area to encompass exposure and risk/benefit assessment from chemicals (including acrylamide, beta-glucans, phytochemicals, antimicrobial residues and nanoparticles) and microbials/protozoa (including E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, Cryptosporidium, antimicrobial resistant organisms) in different media. He has developed a significant and innovative research portfolio in predictive modelling and risk assessment funded by external peer-reviewed grant agencies. He is currently UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering Head of Research and Innovation and Chair of UCD School of Biosystems Engineering Research Committee. He has published over 100 peer reviewed journal papers and 123 conference papers. He currently has a strong multidisciplinary research team focusing on predictive modelling and risk assessment. He led an EU ERASMUS programme (Life Long Learning programme) on Predictive Modelling and Risk Assessment and is Scientist in Charge for two Marie Sklodowska-Curie awards. He is also the coordinator of the H2020 Marie Curie ITN project "Predictive modelling tools to evaluate the effects of climate change on food safety".


  • BAgrSc
    University College Dublin
  • PhD
    University College Dublin
  • MEngSc
    University College Dublin