My role at the ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre
I have been a member of the team since 2013. As a researcher at the ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre (FIC), I am involved with all stages of research; from proposal application, the collation, entry and analysis of data, the preparing of final reports for funders; the dissemination of findings at conferences through oral and poster presentations, and at community education outreach activities, through to the preparation of research publications for international journals. I supervise BSc, MRes and PhD student projects relating to food safety; current student projects include the use of food-media to deliver food safety messages and the role of dieticians in the delivery of food safety information to vulnerable patients.
My personal research interests include cognitive and behavioural food safety risks associated with ‘at risk’ consumer groups. As part of the ‘Food Safety Research Group’, I am involved with various aspects of food safety research from microbiological analysis, the design of intervention strategies such as food safety education initiatives for consumers and food safety training for healthcare professionals, to assessing food safety compliance in the food industry and observation of food safety practices in the innovative model domestic kitchen at the FIC.
In addition to my research activity at the FIC, I regularly contribute to the organisation of research events, am invited to give lectures on food safety research and education at community events and conferences, I contribute to Welsh television and radio, and peer-review research articles for international food safety journals.