Ellen Evans

Job Title:            Research Associate
Room No:          D3.23
Telephone No:  + 44 (0) 29 2020 5836
Email Address:  elevans@cardiffmet.ac.uk​


Research: PhD research investigated older adults' domestic food handling and storage practices associated with the risk of listeriosis. Post-doctoral research expanded into other 'at-risk' and vulnerable consumer groups including pregnant women and people receiving chemotherapy treatment. I supervise BSc and MRes student projects. As part of the research team at the ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre, my recently completed and ongoing externally funded research projects include:

  • Tenovus Cancer Care Innovation Grant: Food safety strategies for cancer patients
  • Welsh Government Food Sector Development Framework: "Food for the Future". A Food, Health and Nutrition Project.
  • Welsh Government Food Division project to Support the Food & Drink Sector: Understanding the Barriers to Accreditation in the Food & Drink Sector in Wales.
  • Research and Enterprise "Get started" fund: Feasibility study to assess hand hygiene practices of food handlers in Welsh SMEs.
  • Health Technology Challenge: Evaluation of the acceptability of tablet-based and paper-based food-safety and nutrition interventions for carers of chemotherapy patients. (Led by E.W. Evans with collaborators at Cardiff University and Velindre Cancer Centre). ​


Evans, E. W. & Redmond, E. C. (2014) Behavioural Risk Factors Associated With Listeriosis in the Home: A Review of Consumer Food Safety Studies.  Journal of Food Protection. 77(3) pp 510 – 521. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-13-238  

Evans, E. W. & Redmond, E. C. (2015). Analysis of Older Adults' Domestic Kitchen Storage Practices in the United Kingdom: Identification of Risk Factors Associated with Listeriosis. Journal of Food Protection, 78(4), 738-745. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-14-527

Evans, E. W. & Redmond, E. C. (2016) Older adult consumers' knowledge, attitudes and self-reported storage practices of ready-to-eat food products and the risks associated with listeriosis. Journal of Food Protection, 79(2), 263-272 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-15-312

Evans, E. (2016). Older adults' domestic kitchen practices associated with an increased risk of listeriosis. Perspectives in Public Health 136(4): 199-201. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/1757913916649818

Evans, E. (2016). Domestic kitchen risk factors of listeriosis among older-adult consumers. Microbiologist 17(1): 14 - 17.

Evans, E. W. & Redmond, E. C. (in press) Time-temperature profile of UK consumers' domestic refrigerators. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Food Protection.

External Links

Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM) (Member from 2010 to present)

International Association of Food Protection (IAFP) (Member from 2012 to present)

Food Safety Education Professional Development Group (Committee member from 2012 to present)

Early Career Scientist Committee (Events Officer from 2013 to present)

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol (Member of the Welsh National College community of scholars from 2014 to present) 

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