Róisín O’ Sullivan
PhD, Agriculture and Food Science, University of College Dublin (UCD)
Róisín O’ Sullivan, the inaugural International Innovator Fellow, is a humble entrepreneur driven to develop solutions that encourage trust and transparency between food producers and consumers. As a PhD candidate in the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science, O’ Sullivan has aided in the advancement of authentication techniques for dairy products. These techniques have potential to scientifically underpin claims such as “grass-fed” and “pasture-raised”, as well as legitimizing country of origin claims.
O’ Sullivan believes that driving innovation in the food system, specifically in areas of consumer communication techniques, will allow consumers to make food choices that support their health and well-being. Additionally, she sees the potential to encourage consumer understanding of the origin of their food, providing the ultimate farm-to-fork narrative.