Centre for Rural Economy

Staff Profile

Dr Orla Collins

Degree Programme Director (DPD) BSc Food Business Management and Marketing


Orla Collins is DPD for BSc Food Business Management and Marketing and a Lecturer in the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences at Newcastle University. Her research interests include: market-oriented new product development, digital marketing, health promoting and functional foods, healthy ageing, strategic food marketing, innovation and consumer- led innovation. Orla received her BSc in Food Business from University College Cork, Ireland in 2009. In 2010, Orla received her MSc in Strategic Management and Planning from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Ireland. She graduated from University College Cork with a PhD in 2016. Her PhD research focused on market-oriented new product development of health promoting foods for the ageing population. 

Previous places of employment:

College of Business Administration, Princess Nourah bint Abdul Rahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

DCU Business School, Dublin, Ireland.

Department of Food Business and Development, University College Cork, Ireland.


Peer Reviewed Journal Award: International Award for Excellence 2015

Awarding Body: The International Journal of Aging and Society

Winning Article Title: The Role of Food in Supporting Healthy Aging: A Stakeholder Perspective

Conference Contributions

Technology Transfer Society Conference 28-30th October 2015

Rory O'Shea (UCD), Orla Collins (University College Cork)

Financial Resource Assembly Processes in the Development of University Spinoff Ventures


Aging and Society: Fourth Interdisciplinary Conference on between 7 - 8 November 2014 at the Manchester Conference Centre , 
Collins, O and Bogue, J. (2014) A Food-based Blueprint for Healthy Aging. [Oral Presentation], Aging and Society: Fourth Interdisciplinary Conference on between 7 - 8 November 2014 at the Manchester Conference Centre , Manchester, UK , 07-NOV-14 - 08-NOV-14

Food, Microbes and Molecular Medicine, 
Collins, O and Bogue, J. (2014) The Role of Food in Healthy Ageing. [Oral Presentation], Food, Microbes and Molecular Medicine, Cork , 18-JUN-14 - 18-JUN-14.

2nd Annual Food Research Conference, 
O. Collins and J.Bogue (2013) Identifying new food product concepts that promote health and well-being in ageing populations. [Oral Presentation], 42nd Annual Food Research Conference, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin , 27-JUN-13 - 28-JUN-13.

Ageing Globally, Ageing Locally 
Collins, O. and Bogue, J. (2011) Food choice, acceptability and healthy well-being in ageing populations Ageing Globally, Ageing Locally Dublin, , 02-NOV-11 - 03-NOV-11


ACE1000 Introduction to Marketing and Consumer Behaviour

ACE1018 Introduction to Nutrition, Food Science and the Food Industry

ACE2073 New Food Product Development

ACE3202 Communication and Behaviour Change 

ACE3209 Food Innovation Consultancy