I am a Senior Lecturer in Microbiology at the University of Lincoln National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM). I gained an MSc in Food Science and Technology and undertook PhD studies on the ‘Isolation and characterisation of environmental Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolates and the potential of bacteriophage decontamination’ at the School of Life Sciences University of Lincoln. After completing my PhD studies in 2010, I started my academic career working on a short KTP project entitled: Validation of Thermal Process for Nuts, Seeds and Dried Fruits. In addition to my teaching I conduct food industry related research projects that focus on microbial risk assessment, microbial decontamination, appraisal of supply chain and analysis of foods to detect volatile organic compounds relating to food quality and diseases.
Teaching (Food Science and Microbiology), supervising postgraduate students, conducting research and providing consultancy services to food industries.