Researchers at UCD


Alan Reilly

Adjunct Professor

Institute of Food and Health

Tel: +353(0)872364914


Professor Alan Reilly is the former Chief Executive of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) and Adjunct Professor at the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science and the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine. A graduate of University College, Dublin and of Brunel University, UK, he has worked for over 40 years in the area of food safety. Before joining the FSAI in 1999, he worked in the Food Safety Programme of the World Health Organization in Geneva. He has worked at the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Greenwich, UK, and as a visiting associate professor at the College of Fisheries, University of the Philippines. He is a former member of the Advisory Forum of the European Food Safety Authority and a former Board Member of the Irish National Accreditation Board. He is the chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Food Information Council. He acts as an adviser to national and international food safety organisations such as the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and other international agencies. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the WHO/FAO International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN). He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology and a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology of Ireland.




C Ho-Lee, KH Steinkraus and A Reilly (1993) Fish Fermentation Technology. Korea: United Nations University Press. [Details]
I. Karunsagar, I. Karunsagar and A. Reilly (1999) Aquaculture and Biotechnology. New Hampshire: Science Publishers. [Details]
MJ Jahncke, ES Garrett, A Reilly RE Martin and E Cole (2002) Public, Animal and Environmental Aquaculture Health Issue. New York: John Wiley & Sons. [Details]

Book Chapters

Reilly, A., C Tlustos, W Anderson. L O¿Connor, B Foley and P Wall (2002) 'Food Safety: a public health issue of growing importance' In: MJ Gibney, HH Voster and FJ Kok (eds). Introduction to Human Nutrition. Oxford: Blackwell Science Ltd. [Details]
Anderson W.A., O¿Leary, E., Cousins, D., Evans, R., and Reilly, A (2014) 'Public Health Measures: Evaluation of the Efficacy of National Food Control Programs' In: Motarjemi Y (eds). Encyclopaedia of Food Safety. Waltham, MA:: Academic Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Reilly, A. and Twiddy, DR (1992) 'Salmonella and Vibrio cholerae in brackishwater cultured tropical prawns'. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 19 :293-301. [Details]
Karunsagar, I., Sugumar, G., Karunsagar, I., and Reilly, A (1996) 'Rapid polymerase chain reaction method for detection of Kanagawa positive Vibrio parahaemolyticus in seafood'. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 31 :317-323. [Details]
Reilly, A., and Käferstein, FK (1999) 'Food safety and products from aquaculture in Aquatic Microbiology'. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 85 :249-257. [Details]
Reilly, A., and Käferstein, FK. (1999) 'Food safety and products from aquaculture in Aquatic Microbiology'. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 85 :249-257. [Details]
J. Rocourt, Ch. Jacquet and A. Reilly (2000) 'Epidemiology of human Listeriosis and seafoods'. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 62 :197-209. [Details]
H.H. Huss, A Reilly and P. Karim Ben Embarek (2000) 'Prevention and control of safety hazards in seafood'. Food Control, 11 (2):149-156. [Details]
Flynn M.A., Anderson W.A., Burke S.J., Reilly A. (2008) 'Public health nutrition. Folic acid food fortification: the Irish experience'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 67 (4):381-389. [Details]
Pratt IS, Anderson WA, Crowley D, Daly SF, Evans RI, Fernandes AR, Fitzgerald M, Geary MP, Keane DP, Malisch R, McBride J, Morrison JJ, Reilly A, Tlustos C. (2013) 'Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in breast milk of first-time Irish mothers: impact of the 2008 dioxin incident in Ireland'. Chemosphere, 88 (7):865-872. [Details]
Pratt I, Anderson W, Crowley D, Daly S, Evans R, Fernandes A, Fitzgerald M, Geary M, Keane D, Morrison JJ, Reilly A, Tlustos C. (2013) 'Brominated and fluorinated organic pollutants in the breast milk of first-time Irish mothers: is there a relationship to levels in food?'. Food Additives and Contaminants, 30 (10):1788-1798. [Details]