New Head of School
New Dean of Agriculture and Head of School appointed at UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science
Professor Frank Monahan has been appointed to the role of Dean of Agriculture and Head of School, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science from September 1st 2021.
Professor Monahan previously held the role of Associate Dean for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and Head of Food Science and Nutrition in the School of Agriculture and Food Science at UCD. He is a Food Scientist, with a PhD in Food Science and Technology from University College Cork following a BSc in Biochemistry from UCD. Professor Monahan joined UCD after a post doctorate at the University of California, Davis. His research and teaching focus mainly on animal-derived foods, including meat, with a particular interest in how farm production affects the composition, quality, and authenticity of foods of animal origin. He has also had a deep involvement with UCD Volunteers Overseas, chairing its board of trustees for several years.
Professor Monahan takes over from Professor Alexander Evans who completed a very successful two-year term as Dean from 2011 - 2021.