Kieran Robertson

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Kieran is a PhD biochemistry student at Queen’s University Belfast supervised by Dr Katerina Theodoridou. Throughout his PhD, Kieran seeks to research 'Insects for sustainable animal feed: livetock farming in a climate change challenged world'. This research is funded by FoodBioSystems DTP.

With a first-class BSc (Hons) in Animal Management, Kieran is passionate about livestock and agri-food systems, and has key interests in how to improve production, efficiency, animal welfare, and nutrition.
As an entomologist, Kieran is also interested in insects, with emphasis on insect biochemistry, insect growth, insect endocrinology, and their application within food and feed to develop a secure and sustainable future.
Previous experience includes a zookeeping position at a land-based college where he developed not only hands-on experience with animals, but also teaching and training of level 1–5 students as part of their curriculum. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


  • QL Zoology
  • Entomology
  • Insects
  • Zookeeping
  • Q Science (General)
  • Biology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Entomology
  • GE Environmental Sciences
  • Sustainability
  • Environment

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