Sharon Mayho

Sharon Mayho

Sharon Mayho
Systems Development Manager
Email: Smayho@cardiffmet.ac.uk
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My role at the ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre

My current role within the ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre Research Unit is to work with the Commercial and Marketing Director to support and improve the delivery of world class research in three key areas:

- Food safety culture in the food and drink manufacturing and processing industry

- Consumer food safety cognition and behaviour in the domestic environment

- Food safety education, communication and training in public health and healthcare settings with vulnerable patient groups, family-care and healthcare professionals

A part of my remit is to lead on the development of research systems and processes to align with strategic research objectives, discuss and propose new system management methods, and review and advise the research team on proposed improvements for monitoring and quality evaluation purposes.

Personal research interests are small to medium enterprises (SMEs), entrepreneurship, innovation, collaborations and networks; and the impact of regional development strategies on Welsh food and drink manufacturing and processing SMEs. My current research focus is on value chain analysis to identify added value for competitive growth; and strategic and tactical growth platforms in Welsh food and drink manufacturing SMEs.

Previous Experience

Initially I joined ZERO2FIVE as Business Operations Manager in order to manage the operations resources via the provision of business development and support across the commercial and funded sources of ZERO2FIVE. Subsequently, I moved to systems development management to implement process improvement controls and obtain quality management certifications.

Originally I joined Cardiff Met as a senior administrator in 2012 in the role of Foundation Degree Co-ordinator for the Schools of Health Sciences, Art and Management following a successful career teaching management and financial administration at FE. Prior to that, over 10 years of experience of financial and business administration management was gained in both the voluntary and SME corporate sector. During the undertaking of my MSc I re-established links with the Welsh SME sector in order to undertake a dissertation focused on innovation as a key to growth in family SMEs in Rhondda-Cynon-Taff.

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

MSc. Management

B.A. (Hons) Business Administration

P.G.C.E. (Post Compulsory Education)

PRINCE2 Practitioner

Dip. Quality Management

IRCA Certified ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor

Member of the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA)

Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)

National and International Conference Contributions

Mayho, S., Redmond, E.C. and Lloyd, D. (2019) Food safety management and technical innovation in Welsh food-sector SMEs: impact of Project HELIX. Poster presented at 33rd International EFFOST Conference: “Sustainable Food Systems - Performing by Connecting”, 12th-14th November, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Redmond, E.C., Mayho, S., and Lloyd, D. (2019) Progression of food industry technical and food safety support for manufacturing and processing small and medium sized enterprises in Wales, UK. Poster presented at 33rd International EFFOST Conference: “Sustainable Food Systems - Performing by Connecting”, 12th-14th November, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Ellis, L., Evans, E., Mayho, S. and Redmond E.C. (2019) Development of food science and technology knowledge and skills base in Wales, UK. Poster presented at 33rd International EFFOST Conference: “Sustainable Food Systems - Performing by Connecting”, 12th-14th November, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Ellen W. Evans, Rebecca L. A. Evatt, Emma J. Samuel, Catherine Bunston, Sharon Mayho & Elizabeth C. Redmond (2019) Utilizing Remote Covert Observation in Food Manufacturing and Processing Environments to Assess Hand Hygiene Compliance. Poster presented at the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Annual Meeting on 21st-24th July, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Redmond, E.C., Facey-Richards, R., Ellis, L., Mayho, S. and Lloyd, D. (2019) Food safety and technical upskilling in the Welsh food industry: impact of the KITE project 2008-2015. Poster Presentation at the 1st World Congress Food Safety and Security, 24-28th March 2019, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Redmond, E. C., Mayho, S., Mumford, D. and Lloyd, D.C. (2016) A value chain analysis of the ‘Knowledge Innovation Technology Exchange’ (KITE) project: implications for food-sector small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Wales, UK. 18th World Congress of Food Science and technology. Dublin, Ireland, August, 2016.

Redmond, E. C., Mayho, S., Mumford, D. and Lloyd, D.C. (2016) Value Chain Analysis of the KITE (Knowledge, Innovation, Technology Exchange) Project: Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) Food Sector Case Studies in Wales, UK. 4th ISKEI Food Conference - Responsible Research and Innovation in the Food Value Chain. Vienna, Austria. July, 2016.

Mayho, S., Miller, C.J. and Thomas, B. (2014) A Case Study Investigation of Innovation as a Key to Growth in the Family SME, Emerging Themes in Business 2014 Research Conference. Newport, Wales. June, 2014.

Mayho, S., Miller, C.J. and Thomas, B. (2013) Innovation and Networks as a key to growth in the Family SME – A case study approach. 36th Institute for Small Business and Enterprise Conference. Cardiff, Wales. November, 2013.

Email: Smayho@cardiffmet.ac.uk