Dr. Gary Kearney
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    (021) 230 4100
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    7 Eastgate Avenue
    Little Island
    Co. Cork


Dr Gary A. Kearney, BSc, MSc, MA, PhD, is Director of Food Science with safefood. Dr. Kearney leads the chemistry/toxicology and microbiology disciplines within the organization and has lead responsibility in managing the research programme and specialised laboratory services for safefood. A graduate of University College, Cork with an MSc in Organic Chemistry and a PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Dr. Kearney previously spent nine years in the field of national and EU legislative food compliance with the Health Service Executive in Galway and Cork prior to joining the organisation. he was previously responsible for the development of the organisations´┐Ż scientific co-operation and linkages between food safety laboratories on the island, and performance management. In addition to further training at Harvard Business School, Dr. Kearney graduated with an MA in Health Care Management in 2001 from the Institute of Public Administration, Dublin and has also served as a member of the Board of Food Safety Authority of Ireland from 2000-2006.


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