Food Systems Researcher
Simon Patterson is a food systems research assistant at the Circular Bioeconomy Research Group, where he is working on the SFI funded project: FRED (Food Resource Efficiently Decision Support). The project takes a total value network approach to address food loss and waste and aims to develop interventions for food loss and waste prevention at different stages of the food chain. Simon received his MSc in Food Business Development from the Cork University Business School at University College Cork. This was a Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) funded research project focused on the valorization of Irish seafood in collaboration with Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM).
Simon has varied experience working across the food chain in areas such as primary and secondary production, business development, business support and communications. Simon most recently worked in the area of research communications at the Halpin maritime research center at MTU where he led the dissemination of EU funded Arctic and Northern periphery focused research projects. Simon also holds a BSc (Hons) in Food Marketing and Entrepreneurship from University College Cork and is PRINCE2® foundation Certified