Food Sector Specialist
Paula is passionate about food and leads multiple Irish and EU food projects within Momentum. Her focus is projects that support a better and more sustainable future, through improved entrepreneurship, food business support, and empowering educators across the food sector. Paula is a life-long learner herself and recently completed a Postgraduate in Innovation and Enterprise development with Trinity College Dublin, as well as a Green Belt in Lean and Six-Sigma project management.
Paula’s interest in food began at a young age and after her BSc. Food Science from University College Cork, she travelled the world to expand her knowledge and experience. After returning to the West of Ireland she owned and ran a busy health café for almost 18 years.
From Co. Clare, but living in Galway, outside of work, Paula loves to experiment with food and create new dishes for her young family. She cannot function without good quality coffee and is enjoying her renewed interest in tennis with a bunch of great friends, which tends to be more social than competitive!
Navigating Tourism Through Crisis and Recovery (TC NAV) educates HEIs and enables SMEs in the tourism sector to gain the skills and tools needed to successfully navigate their business through a virulent crisis.
Adventure Tourism Innovative Partnerships (AVIP) educates the adventure tourism sector how to develop innovation partnerships and capitalise on immersive technology and product diversification opportunities
Destination and Regional Wellbeing Tourism (DETOUR) upskills VET and Tourism SMEs about the potential of the megatrend, wellbeing tourism, in their destinations and regions