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.