Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (NUI Galway)
MBA, (John Moore’s University, Liverpool),
B.Sc. Food Business (UCC),
Dip Dairy Science (UCC),
Advanced HACCP Course FETAC Level 6.
Food Safety Lead Auditor British Retailer Consortium Global Standard for Food Safety (BRC). (Accredited by the BRC Organisation)
Accredited trainer for the Environmental Health Officers Association of Ireland (Primary Food Hygiene Course).

Michael holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) postgraduate degree from John Moore’s University Liverpool in the area of new food product development. He is a graduate of University College Cork having completed a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Food Business while also qualified in various Food Safety Management Systems (HACCP, BRC Lead Auditor, SALSA, Primary Food Hygiene, etc.). 

Michael worked for Aurivo Co-op (  for 16 years in a variety of roles, the most recent one being as a production manager in one of the large dairy processing sites managing a staff of 30 employees, with a turnover in excess of €30m, predominantly manufacturing products for international export. Michael has extensive applied knowledge and experience in production methods, operations and food safety/quality management systems. He has strong management skills and applied knowledge of production, technical and new product development systems.  

More recently with St. Angela’s Food Technology Centre, Michael has 15 years’ experience of working successfully with an array of food companies (meat, dairy, bread, fruit, water, etc.) through Fusion specialising in the areas of new product development, technical issues, quality management systems, lean manufacture, etc. Coupled with this Michael has worked on various other food programmes funded by FAS, Enterprise Ireland, International Fund for Ireland, Irish Central Border Area Network, Border Midlands and Western Region Assembly, Local Enterprise Office, Leader, etc.  

Michael lectures to undergraduate students in the School of Home Economics at St. Angela’s College and provides dissertation supervision to guide their research.  


Michael’s research activities are very much of an applied nature.

Michael has worked with InterTrade Ireland on funded Knowledge Transfer Programmes (KTP) called Fusion involving the knowledge transfer of food related research (NPD, nutritional, sensory, labelling, shelf life, food safety, etc.,) to  companies through post graduate students placed in food/beverage industries for up to 2 years duration generating approximately €700,000  of funding received through this initiative over the past 7 years.

The Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher scheme provides a voucher to the value of €5,000 to SME’s to be used with a Knowledge Provider to assist with innovative projects. Michael had responsibility for approximately €300,000 received over recent years via the delivery of successful projects to companies across the island of Ireland.

Michael has hands on practical experience of working with start-up, small and medium sized food and beverage companies assisting them with the development of innovative, novel and alternative products through supports from various Local Enterprise Offices and Leader Companies.

Michael has co-ordinated the successful application and delivery of a Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM) funded “Sensory Network of Ireland” project under the DAFM Further Institute Research Measure (FIRM) initiative.

Michael is an approved Academic Coach/Mentor for the EU funded INTERREG Co-Innovate Programme which facilitates cross border research and innovative linkages between SME’s and HEI’s spanning the border Counties, Northern Ireland and Western Scotland.

Michael is a member of the Plant and AgriBiosciences Research Centre at the Martin Ryan Institute, NUI Galway.

Publication: InterTrade Ireland’s Graduate website featured McErlain’s Bakery, Magharafelt, Co. Derry, Fusion project with Michael Hosey as Academic Mentor to promote high calibre jobs for Graduates.

Publication: Dungannon Observer, Co. Tyrone, reported on InterTrade Ireland’s Project Exemplar award, awarded to Co. Tyrone based Mackle Snacks for outstanding innovation mentored by Michael Hosey.

Publication: Fermanagh Herald reported on a Fusion award for Western Brand Chicken Lisnaskea, mentored by Michael Hosey.

Publication: Launch of the St. Angela’s College web portal specifically for the food and beverage industry on St. Angela’s College website.


  • Elected member of the Advisory Board of Aurivo Co-op. (
  • Module Leader for the various modules outlined above.
  • Member of the B. Applied Science in Nutrition, Food and Business Management Course Committee.
  • Undergraduate (Level 8) Dissertation supervisor.
  • Work Placement tutor to undergraduate students.
  • Director of Jalmia Ltd.
  • Member of the Irish Farmers Association.