Dr Lisa O'Connor

Lisa is Chief Specialist in Food Science, Food Safety Authority of Ireland has been working with the FSAI for over 12 years. In 2009, she was appointed acting Chief Specialist in Food Science. In this role Lisa chairs the Authority’s Retail and Food Service forums, established to advance best food safety practice in these sectors. She has chaired the Authority’s National HACCP Steering Committee since 2002, which was established to facilitate a coordinated approach to increasing the level of compliance with the HACCP requirement.

She is the scientific secretary to the Authority’s Microbiology Subcommittee and a member of the European Food Safety Authority’s Taskforce on Zoonoses data collection. Lisa is a past President and Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology of Ireland and a member of the Society for Applied Microbiology. Her academic background includes a BSc in food microbiology from University College Cork, where she attained her PhD in the area of food biotechnology.