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Aideen McKevitt

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Agriculture & Food Science
Science Centre - South
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7162806
Email: aideen.mckevitt@ucd.ie

Biography

Aideen Mc Kevitt holds a BSc in Industrial Microbiology, MSc in Food Microbiology, and a Higher Diploma in Education from University College Dublin. She completed her PhD in Medical Science  at the University of Calgary specializing in microbial pathogenesis. Her post doctoral research in microbial toxicology and molecular biology was at the University of British Columbia. She returned to Ireland to take up a post as a research scientist at University College Cork. She has held lecturing posts at a number of institutions in Ireland, the UK and abroad. She has a strong interest   in curriculum development in the areas of Food Safety, Food Regulation, Veterinary Public Health, Nutrition and Food Science and has  designed and delivered a range of  inter and intra institutional  e-learning postgraduate courses including courses targeted to the requirements of the food industry. She has managed EU funded research projects including EQUASE ( Quality Assurance in Water Microbiology); Leonardo da Vinci ( Curriculum Design ) and  has participated in the EU funded 7th Framework project  FACET ( Flavourings, Additives and Food Contact materials Exposure Task)2008-2012.  Her research interests are in the area of Food Safety, Food Chemical Exposure, Veterinary Pubic Health, and consumer protection.

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Michael J Gibney and Aideen McKevitt (2009) 'Food and Nutrition: Policy and Regulatory issues' In: M. J. Gibney, S. A Lanham-New, A. Cassidy and H.H Vorster (eds). Introduction to Human Nutrition. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell. , pp.293-304 [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

O¿Sullivan A.J., Pigat S, O¿Mahony C, Gibney M.J., McKevitt A.I. (2017) 'Longitudinal modelling of the exposure of young UK patients with PKU to Acesulfame K and Sucralose'. Food Additives and Contaminants - Part A Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure and Risk Assessment, . [DOI] [Details]
Sophie Millar, Megan O¿Donoghue, Breige McNulty, Laura Kirwan and Aideen McKevitt (2016) 'A cross-sectional observation on habitual non-alcoholic beverage consumption among adolescents from four Irish post-primary schools'. Public Health Nutrition, . [DOI] [Details]
O¿Sullivan A.J., Pigat S, O¿Mahony C, Gibney M.J., McKevitt A.I (2016) 'Probabilistic modelling to assess exposure to three artificial sweeteners of young Irish patients aged 1¿3 years with PKU and CMPA'. Food Additives and Contaminants - Part A Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure and Risk Assessment, 33 (11):1660-1671. [DOI] [Details]
Mc Dermott, P and McKevitt, A. (2016) 'Analysis of the operation of on farm emergency slaughter of bovine animals in the Republic of Ireland'. Irish Veterinary Journal, 69 (4). [DOI] [Details]
O Sullivan, A.J and A.I. McKevitt (2016) 'Exploring scenarios of dietary exposure to estimate the intake of Sucralose by young children with medical conditions'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 75 (OCE3). [DOI] [Details]
S. Millar, BMcNulty, and A. McKevitt (2015) 'Total non- alcoholic beverage consumption in 12-18 year olds from two urban Irish secondary schools'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 74 (OCE4). [DOI] [Details]
Kennedy TG, Giotis ES, McKevitt AI (2014) 'Microbial assessment of an upward and downward dehiding technique in a commercial beef processing plant'. Meat Science, 97 (4):486-489. [DOI] [Details]
O¿Sullivan A.J., M.J. Gibney and A.I. McKevitt. (2014) 'Use of dietary exposure modelling to estimate the intake of artificial sweeteners by young children with medical conditions'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 73 (E47). [DOI] [Details]
Wheatley P, Giotis ES, McKevitt AI (2014) 'Effects of slaughtering operations on carcass contamination in an Irish pork production plant'. Irish Veterinary Journal, 67 (1). [DOI] [Details]
Vin K, Connolly A, McCaffrey T, McKevitt A, O'Mahony C, Prieto M, Tennant D, Hearty A, Volatier JL (2013) 'Estimation of the dietary intake of 13 priority additives in France, Italy, the UK and Ireland as part of the FACET project'. Food Additives and Contaminants, 30 (12):2050-2080. [DOI] [Details]
Lazou, T,Georgiadis, M,Pentieva, K,McKevitt, A,Iossifidou, E (2012) 'Food safety knowledge and food-handling practices of Greek university students: A questionnaire-based survey'. Food Control, 28 :400-411. [DOI] [Details]
Lynam AM, McKevitt A, Gibney MJ. (2011) 'Irish consumers' use and perception of nutrition and health claims'. Public Health Nutrition, :1-7. [Details]
Connolly, AM, McKevitt, A, Nugent, AP, Hearty, AP, Gibney, MJ (2011) 'Collection of chemical occurrence data for the exposure assessments of additive intakes in the Irish diet as part of a pan-European chemical exposure surveillance system'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 70 (E68). [DOI] [Details]
Chatzianastasiou M., Katikou P., Zacharaki Th., Papazachariou A., McKevitt A. (2011) 'Cyclic imines, as emerging marine toxins: Chemical properties, distribution, toxicological aspects and detection methods'. Journal of the Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society, 62 (3):240. [Details]
A Connolly, A Hearty, A Nugent, A McKevitt, E Boylan, A Flynn and M.J. Gibney. (2010) 'Patterns of intake of food additives associated with hyperactivity in Irish children and teenagers'. Food Additives and Contaminants, 27 (4):447-456. [Details]
E. Boylan, A. Connolly, A. Hearty, A. P. Nugent, A. McKevitt and M. J. Gibney (2009) 'The pattern of usage of a selected combination of food additives in Irish children'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 67 (E241). [DOI] [Details]
J Morrissey, C.Corish and A.McKevitt (2008) 'An investigation of Irish consumers¿ and dieticians knowledge, attitudes and practice in relation to functional foods'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 67 (E241). [DOI] [Details]
A. M. Lynam and A. McKevitt (2008) 'A study of Irish consumer's use and perception of nutrition and health claims'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 67 (E280). [DOI] [Details]
S.Keogh, M.Cullen, A McKevitt (2007) 'An investigation into consumer¿s use and understanding of nutrition labels on pre-packaged foods'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 66 . [Details]
Mc Kevitt, A.I., G.L. Bjornson, C.A. Mauracher and D.W. Scheifele (1990) 'The amino acid sequence of a delta- like toxin from Staphylococcus epidermidis'. Infection and Immunity, 58 :1473-1475. [Details]
Mc Kevitt, A.I., S. Bajaksouzian, J.D. Klinger, and D.E. Woods (1989) 'Purification and characterization of an extracellular protease from Pseudomonas cepacia'. Infection and Immunity, 57 :771-778. [Details]
Mc Kevitt, A.I., M.D. Retzer and D.E.Woods. (1987) 'Development and use of a serotyping scheme for Pseudomonas cepacia'. Serodiagnosis and Immunotherapy in Infectious Disease, 1 :177-184. [Details]
Mc Kevitt, A.I. and D.E. Woods. (1884) 'Characterization of Pseudomonas cepacia isolates from patients with cystic fibrosis'. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 19 :291-293. [Details]

Other Journals

S.Keogh, M.Cullen, A McKevitt (2008) 'An investigation into consumer¿s use and understanding of nutrition labels on pre-packaged foods' Nutritionwise 2 (2) . [Details]

Conference Publications

Sophie Millar, Megan O¿Donoghue, Breige McNulty, Aideen McKevitt (2015) Beverage consumption in 12-18 year olds from four Irish post-primary schools Nutrition Society Postgraduate Meeting [Details]
Carney, Therese and Aideen Mc Kevitt (2015) An investigation into the knowledge, attitudes and risk perception of Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) and consumers in relation to horsemeat food fraud one year on All Island State Veterinarians Scientific Conference, Limerick [Details]
Mc Dermott, P and Aideen Mc Kevitt (2015) Analysis of the operation of On Farm Emergency Slaughter of Bovine Animals outside the Slaughterhouse in Ireland All Island State Veterinarians Scientific Conference [Details]
O¿Sullivan Aaron J., O¿Mahony Cian, Gibney Michael J. and McKevitt Aideen I (2014) Use of dietary exposure modelling to estimate the intake of artificial sweeteners by young children with medical conditions Nutrition Society Irish Section Postgraduate Research Meeting [Details]
A. J. O'Sullivan, M. J. Gibney and A. I. McKevitt (2014) Use of dietary exposure modelling to estimate the intake of artificial sweeteners by young children with medical conditions Nutrition Society, Irish Section Meeting , 18-JUN-14 - 20-JUN-14 , pp.E47-E47 [DOI] [Details]
Carroll, Denis; Kennedy, Tom; McKevitt, Aideen (2014) A relational study between ante-mortem findings and post-mortem meat condemnations in three beef abattoirs All Island State Veterinarians Scientific Conference [Details]
Holmes, Patrick A; McKevitt, Aideen I (2014) Effect of cold water spray on the microbial load of beef carcases in an Irish abattoir chill All Island State Veterinarians Scientific Conference [Details]
Hamilton, Oliver; McKevitt, Aideen (2014) A study of the effects of steam /hot water vacuuming on beef carcase microbial numbers in an Irish slaughter plant All Island State Veterinarians Scientific Conference [Details]
O Reilly PJ, Carton J and McKevitt Aideen (2014) Implementation of the Broiler Welfare Directive (COUNCIL DIRECTIVE2007/43/EC) in a poultry slaughter plant in Ireland All Island State Veterinarians Scientific Conference [Details]
Denis A Carroll, Thomas G Kennedy, Aideen I McKevitt (2012) A relational study between ante mortem findings and post-mortem meat condemnations in 3 Irish beef abattoirs Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Glasgow UK, , 26-MAR-12 - 29-MAR-12 [Details]
Thomas G Kennedy and Aideen I. McKevitt (2010) A Comparative Observational and Microbiological Analysis of Mechanical Hide Pulling Techniques in an Irish Cattle Abattoir International Association for Food Protection European Symposium Dublin, , 08-JUN-10 - 10-JUN-10 [Details]
C. H Kealey, A. Mc Kevitt and MJ Gibney (2009) EU Hygiene Package: Impact of Implementation on Local Authority Supervised Red Meat Abattoirs in Ireland UCD School of Agriculture, Food Science & Veterinary Medicine Research Da UCD, , 04-DEC-09 - 04-DEC-09 [Details]
A. McKevitt, E. Malissiova , M. P. Smith (2007) Development of the new EU Food Hygiene Regulations, Implementation in the UK and Implications for the Food Industry 5th International Congress on Food Technology Thessaloniki, Greece, [Details]
Moloney, M., Kinsella, A., and Mc Kevitt, A.I (2006) Development of a Professional Competence Assessment Examination (PCAE) for Pre-Clinical Human Nutrition and Dietetics Students 27th Conference American Overseas Dietetic Association Dublin Ireland, [Details]
Mc Kevitt A.I. (2006) Evaluation of Group Assignment Experience in an Online M.Sc Challenge and Change in the Higher Education Learning Environment: Process and Practice Magee, Londonderry, N.Ireland, , 09-APR-06 - 09-JUN-06 [Details]
Mc Kevitt, A.I., M.J. Gibney, A.Flynn, C.W. Mulholland and J.J. Strain (2004) From curriculum design to Internet delivered M.Sc. ¿ The Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance Experience European Distance Education Network Conference Budapest , Hungary, [Details]
Mc Kevitt, A.I., M.J. Gibney, A.Flynn, C.W. Mulholland and J.J. Strain (2001) Development of an Internet delivered Interinstitutional M.Sc. in European Food Regulatory Affairs European Distance Education Network Conference Stockholm, Sweden, [Details]
Mc Kevitt, A.I. and D.E. Woods (1997) Virulence of Burkholderia cepacia in a rat model of chronic lung infection and interaction with host defence mechanisms Society for General Microbiology Meeting Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
Mc Kevitt, A.I., G.L. Bjornson, C.A. Mauracher and D.W. Scheifele. (1989) Purification and amino acid sequence of a delta-like toxin from Staphylococcus epidermidis American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting New Orleans, LA,USA, [Details]
Mc Kevitt, A.I., and D.E.Woods (1987) Purification and characterization of an extracellular protease from Pseudomonas cepacia American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting Atlanta, GA, [Details]
Mc Kevitt, A.I. and D.E. Woods (1986) Purification and characterization of Pseudomonas cepacia protease ixth Annual Alberta Heritage Medical Research Days Calgary, Alberta, [Details]
Mc Kevitt, A.I., M.D. Retzer and D.E. Woods (1986) Development and use of a serotyping scheme for Pseudomonas cepacia merican Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting Washington, DC, [Details]
Mc Kevitt, A.I. and D.E. Woods. (1984) Characterization of Pseudomonas cepacia isolates from patients with cystic fibrosis American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting St. Louis, MO, [Details]
Mc Kevitt, A.I. And D.E. Woods. (1983) Characterization of Pseudomonas cepacia isolates from patients with cystic fibrosis Third Annual Alberta Heritage Medical Research Days [Details]
Mc Kevitt, A.I., M.D. Retzer and D.E. Woods (1885) Development and use of a serotyping scheme for Pseudomonas cepacia Fifth Annual Alberta Heritage Medical Research Days Alberta, Canada, [Details]
                                         

Abstract

Connolly, AM,Boylan, E,Nugent, A,Hearty, A,McKevitt, A,Gibney, MJ (2009) THE PATTERN OF USAGE OF A SELECTED COMBINATION OF FOOD ADDITIVES IN IRISH CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS. Abstract [Details]
       

Reviews

Chatzianastasiou, M,Katikou, P,Zacharaki, T,Papazachariou, A,McKevitt, A (2011) Cyclic imines, as emerging marine toxins: Chemical properties, distribution, toxicological aspects and detection methods. Reviews [Details]
                                                                                 

Research

Research Interests

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : OBRSS Research Support Scheme
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-16 / 31-OCT-19
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Aideen McKevitt Start up Grant
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUL-14 / 31-DEC-15
 

Current Postgraduate Students

Aaron O Sullivan, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

Modules Coordinated

201700   FDSC40300     Food Science: Intl Food Reg Affairs (UU)
201700   HNUT40100     Human Nutrition: Food Regulatory Affairs (O/L)
201700   VET40110     Veterinary Medicine: Vet Public Health I Reg (UU)
201700   FDSC40330     Food Science: Curr Issues FoodRegAff(UU/UCC)
201700   HNUT40110     Human Nutrition: Food Quality and Safety (O/L)
201700   FDSC40320     Food Science: Food & Health (UU)
201700   FDSC40310     Food Science: Resarch Design & Stats (UU)
201700   FDSC40290     Food Science: Risk Analysis (UU)
201700   HNUT40130     Human Nutrition: Research Design and Statistics
201700   VET40120     Veterinary Medicine: Vet Public Health II App (UU)
201700   FDSC40280     Food Science: Farm to Fork Regulation (UU)
201700   FDSC40340     Food Science: MSc Research Proj(FRA)(UU/UCC)
201700   FDSC40270     Food Science: EU & Food Reg. Affairs (UU)

Enhancement of Teaching

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

Developing as a Teacher

Innovation & Leadership