Dr Niamh Burke



Technical Lead


Dr Niamh Burke has over ten years’ experience working in an industry academic research collaborative capacity combining industry expertise with scientific awareness to deliver actionable research outputs. She holds a BSc in Food Science and Health and a PhD in Dairy Processing. She has formed well-developed relationships with Irish dairy industry members and is an active member of the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI), ISO Working Group for Milk and Milk Products, Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) and European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (Ehedg).


Areas of Expertise:

Niamh’s areas of expertise include investigating the influence of raw milk quality on finished product quality through process capabilities and quality systems. Assessing the effects of microbial and chemical parameters on processing capabilities and finished product. Assessing hygienic design of dairy processes and environmental influences on product and process optimisation. Sustainable dairy processing for the reduction of carbon and energy.