Dr. Vitti Allender

Dr. Vitti Allender

Dr. Vitti Allender      
Head of Department: Healthcare and Food                   
Email: vallender@cardiffmet.ac.uk
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My role at the ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre

Works closely with staff in the ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre at Cardiff Metropolitan University, acting as an advisor in the area of food labelling for SMEs and partners in the Helix project. Regularly runs courses concerning food composition and labelling.

Programme Director for BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology and MSc Food Technology for Industry

Lectures in food law across a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and also lectures in new product development where part of the role is to ensure that products developed by students comply with legal requirements.

Supervises undergraduate and MSc projects concerning a number of areas including impact of labelling legislation on Food Business Operators and consumers, durability indications and front-of-pack labelling, food legislation and farmers' markets, impact of food law on users of village halls and consumer understanding and use of food hygiene ratings and allergen information. Currently supervising two PhD students.

Previous Experience

Joined the forerunner to Cardiff Met in 1994.  Initially lecturing on the Consumer Science and Food Studies degree programmes.  Developed the Trading Standards degree programme which ran between 1998 and 2012. On closure of that programme, joined the Food Science team. 

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Graduated from the University of Wales in 1988 and gained a PhD in Textile Technology in 1992.

South Glamorgan Trading Standards Department - competed the Diploma in Trading Standards.