Catherine Fitzgerald




Catherine Fitzgerald

Bishopstown, Co. Cork    Tel: 0862673006    Email: [email protected]



2014 to May 2018          Nutrition and Health Science (BSc Honours degree)
Cork Institute of Technology

Final year result: 2.1



Core Modules:

Nutritional Analysis                          Human Anatomy and Physiology

Human Nutrition                              Bioinformatics and Biotechniques

Science of Food and Health               Bacteriology

Quality Systems                               Biochemistry

Food and Healthcare Microbiology     Food Processing


Laboratory Techniques:

Media Preparation                            PCR

Spectrophotometry                          Microscopy

Aseptic technique                            Chromatography


Final Year Research Project:

Title: Use of Bacteriophages to Eliminate Pathogenic Bacteria

Synopsis: Investigated if bacteriophages had the ability to eliminate resistant

strains of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. Included a poster presentation to

department lecturers.




2008-2014                      St Aloysius College, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork

Leaving Certificate – 485 points.


Work Placement


March 2017 – September 2017   Irish Distillers Midleton – Product Quality Analyst


Key Responsibilities:

·        Maintenance of raw materials and finished product retain stores.

·        Prepare microbiological media and conduct microbiological tests on finished products.

·        Daily calibration of analytical equipment.

Work Experience
May 2015 – March 2017            Midleton Park Hotel – Food and Beverage assistan

Skills Gained:

·        Gained exceptional teamwork and customer relation skills.

·       Learned to work to a schedule and to meet targets daily.

·       Till operations and how to deal with customer transactions in a quick and efficient manner.

·        Bar experience.



Skills Profile


Skill 1- Analytical skills – gained through frequent college lab sessions.

Skill 2- Aseptic technique – learned during lectures and labs.

Skill 3- I.T. skills – Office, Excel and PowerPoint learned in our Biocomputing module.

Skill 4– Communication skills- developed through sport and work.

Skill 5- Teamwork skills – gained from work and team sport.




·        A member of several different sporting clubs including athletics, camogie and Taekwondo.

·        Keen reader and love to cook.




Dr. Aoife McCarthy                                               Mr. Christopher McSweeney

Assistant Lecturer Food Science/Nutrition,              Product Quality Manager,

Dept. of Biological Sciences,                                  Central Laboratory,

Cork Institute of Technology,                                 Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard,

Bishopstown,                                                        Midleton,

Co. Cork                                                               Co. Cork.

Tel: 021-4326135                                                 Tel: 087-6044590

E-mail: [email protected]            Email: [email protected]



BSc Nutrition and Health Science at Cork Institute of Technology


leaving cert at St aloysius college carrigtwohill

485 points


May 2015- March 2017

Food and Beverage assistant at Midleton Park Hotel

Food serving, bar work, cash handling, barista experience, customer servive

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