Dr Kenny received a BSc. (Hons) in Biochemistry from University College Dublin (2009).  Afterwards, Owen undertook a Walsh Fellowship PhD position with Teagasc, where he was later awarded his PhD in Natural Product Chemistry & Pharmacognosy by University College Dublin (2014). Since then, Owen has worked in various research and academic roles within Teagasc Food Research Centre, University College Dublin and the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast. At ATU Sligo (2017 – Present), Owen is responsible for the coordination and delivery of modules related to Nutritional Biochemistry, Food Science & Industrial Placement, Final Year Research Projects. His research interests include natural product chemistry, food & nutritional analysis, food sustainability and antimicrobial resistance. 

SeaFEED Research

Work Package 3 Leader - Investigating the antimicrobial potential of ionic liquid derived seaweed extracts against priority pathogens in pig production.