The development of global food supply systems has markedly altered how food is produced, distributed and sold
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It has brought about many changes for the better in terms of affordability and availability. Yet it has also greatly increased the risk of disease, contamination and fraud.
The Institute for Global Food Security has established itself as a leading research provider to a range of stakeholders including regulators, governments and multinational industries to tackle food contamination/adulteration. Working across disciplines with colleagues at the University, we are engaged on a wide range of food integrity projects on the international stage, eg. EU China Safe and Food Integrity EU.
The development of food-fingerprinting techniques using the latest technologies to detect contamination and/or deliberate adulteration is being supported by a number of multinationals such as Waters Corporation. IP generation and spin-outs from this research is ongoing.
Keywords (subject areas) in alphabetical order; click on a researcher's name to access their profile
|Name||Grand Challenge?||Keywords (subject area)||Post-Doc/s?|
|Prof Niamh O'Connell||Niamh.firstname.lastname@example.org||Farms of the Future; Global Food Integrity||Animal welfare & behaviour; animal health; environmental enrichment; lameness; biosecurity; broiler chickens; pigs; dairy cows||Dr Maeve Palmer, Dr Mary Baxter|
|Prof Peter Leavitt||P.Leavitt@qub.ac.uk||Global Food Integrity; Food, Nutrition & Health||Aquatic biology; ecosystems biology; environmental sustainability; lake and river biology; biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous, and water; paleoecology; environmental change and society; coupled human-biophysical systems|
|Prof Moira Deanemail@example.com||Global Food Integrity; Food, Nutrition & Health||Behavioural sciences; obesity; consumer behaviour; food choice; risk perception; attitudes to food; behaviour change; risk communication||Dr Michelle Spence; Dr Tony Benson; Dr Fiona Lavelle; Dr Stephanie Brooks; Dr Niamh O'Kane; Dr Claire McKernan|
|Prof Helen Roche||Global Food Integrity; Food, Nutrition & Health||Diet and nutrition; nutrigenomics; inflammation and metabolism; functional foods; metabolic-inflammation; dietary fatty acids; 'nutrition, obesity and diabetes’|
|Prof Chris Creeveyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition and Health; Global Food Integrity||Ecological/evolutionary genomics; microbiome; computational biology; evolution; ecology; environmental genomics; AMR; novel therapeutics; genomics||Dr Karen Siu Ting, Dr Benjamin Thomas|
|Dr Lisa Connollyemail@example.com||Food, Nutrition and Health; Global Food Integrity; Farms of the Future||Endocrine disruptors; in vitro bioassays; toxicology; detection; environment; food; healti||Dr Stephen Drain|
|Prof Chris Elliott||Global Food Integrity||Food integrity; food crime; food fraud; toxicology; food safety; food contamination; feed safety; feed contamination||Dr Simon Haughey; Dr Connor Black; Dr Julie Meneely; Dr Kevin Cooper; Dr Marcia Monteiro; Dr Maeve Shannon; Dr Magdalena Sliwinska-Bartel; Dr Terry McGrath; Dr Claire McVey; Dr Olivier Chevalier; Dr Annalisa Leone; Dr Leon Whiteman; Dr Olufunke Akiyode; Dr Ratnasekhar Ch; Dr Pamela Galvin-King; Dr Holly Montgomery; Dr Natasha Logan|
|Prof Paul Brereton||Global Food Integrity; Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition and Health||Food integrity; food value; food education; EIT Food; gamification; engagement; teachers; qualitative survey; schools; educators; social media||Dr Niamh O'Kane; Dr Stephanie Brooks|
|Dr Katrina Campbellfirstname.lastname@example.org||Global Food Integrity; Farms of the Future; Food, Nutrition and Health||Food safety; biosensors; diagnostics; food supply chain; toxin analysis; biosecurity||Dr Jordi Nelis, Dr Tatiana Panov, Dr Chikere Nkwonta|
|Dr Tassos Koidisemail@example.com||Global Food Integrity; Food, Nutrition and Health||Food safety/integrity/authenticity; food science; authenticity; olive oil; vegetable oil; spectroscopy; chemometrics; big data; analytical methods development; fraud detection; black tea; processing contro; bioactive ingredients; antioxidants; polyphenols|
|Dr Sarah Helyarfirstname.lastname@example.org||Farms of the Future; Global Food Integrity||Marine & freshwater genomics; population genetics; eDNA; metagenomics; fish; amphibians||Dr Amanda Naaum|
|Prof Gary Hardiman||G.Hardiman@qub.ac.uk||Global Food Integrity; Food, Nutrition & Health||Systems biology (food); climate change; Big Omics Data; endocrine disruptors & epigenetic alterations; plasticizers in the environment; bisphenol- A; genomics of marine species; vitamin D & prostate cancer; opioid & food addiction; cystic fibrosis; non-coding RNAs; nutrition & space travel|
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