Prof. Mark Fenelon is the Head of Food Research at Teagasc Food Research Centre Moorepark and responsible for the programme at the research centres located at Moorepark in Fermoy, Co. Cork and in Ashtown, Dublin in Ireland. He is a Senior Principal Research Officer and was appointed to his current position in March 2015. He began his career as a research scientist at Teagasc in 2005. He graduated with a BSc in Food Science and Technology from University College Cork, Ireland in 1994, a PhD in Food Science and Technology in 2000 and a Diploma in Process and Chemical Engineering in 2007. He worked in the infant formula industry as a research scientist prior to taking up his role at Teagasc.