I originally did a degree in Food Technology at HCHE (now known as the University of Lincoln) and stayed on to do a PhD investigating a novel fermenter for producing fuel ethanol. Shortly after my PhD, I took a job as the technician in charge of the food analytical laboratory. The lab was subsequently expanded to support Forensic Science. I made a move into Animal Behaviour some years later as an analyst for stress markers in animal samples. My current work as a Research Assistant is the measurement of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for early detection of food spoilage.
I am employed to carry out analytical work for a specific funded Innovate UK project. I occasionally carry out analyses for food companies who approach NCFM with a specific problem. I represent NCFM on the University Research Ethics Committee.
PhD Biochemical Engineering
— University of Lincoln, 1998