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  • Expert media communicator for both national and local broadcast radio and television – BBC 2, Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV on food science and food history topics.
  • Experienced senior lecturer in food science specialising in new food product development. In-depth knowledge of culinary history, food, and consumer science.
  • Food journalist and food historian.
  • Extensive involvement in advising on European funded projects for adult consumer, environmental and nutrition education.
  • Research Interests: Culinary history – The history of food production both commercially and domestically. The development of food science, food skills and food technology and links with women’s education.


Associate Senior Lecturer

London Metropolitan University
Oct 2016 – Present 

Freelance Journalist

The Lady Magazine
February 2020 – Present 

Monthly food feature 

Bright Publishing Ltd
Mar 2019 – Present 
Monthly food history articles for Cambridge Edition Magazine

External Examiner

Ulster University
PGCE Home Economics
Sep 2019 – Present 

External Examiner

University of West London
Oct 2018 – Present (1 yr 9 mos)
For London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism undergraduate Food & Professional Cookery and masters Culinary Arts management degree courses.

Founder and Consultant

2015 – Present 

Consultant in Food Sector

London Metropolitan University
1997 – Present 
Food industry consultancy work:

  • Experience with healthy food product development for the fast food/snack market area undertaking food consultancy and knowledge transfer work
  • Knowledge Connect (London Development Agency funded) projects o Beverage company – new product development o Afro-Caribbean snack product- new product development, food labelling , HACCP and food hygiene, food factory policies and procedures o “Winning ways in food development” workshops for small food enterprises (SME) Market trends ; Market Power; Market Priorities
  • Knowledge Transfer Programme (KTP) – Food ingredients company – Academic adviser
  • Past researcher, Seymour-Cooke Food Research International
  • Management and analysis of data for assessment of dietary intake and nutritional analysis of recipe dishes

External Examiner

London South Bank University
2014 – Oct 2018 

MSc Course Director

London Metropolitan University
Nov 2012 – Sep 2016 
MSc Food Science led and developed the course for 4 years increasing numbers fivefold together with team colleagues.

Subject Benchmark Statement review group member

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
Nov 2015 – Jul 2016 
Subject Benchmark Statement: Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Food, Nutrition and Consumer Science.

External Examiner

National University of Ireland, Galway
2013 – Jul 2016 
St Angela’s College, Sligo for Bachelor of Education (Home Economics)

External Examiner

Queen Margaret University
2008 – 2012

External Advisor

Liverpool John Moores University
2009 – 2010 (1 yr)
BA (Hons) Home Economics

Course Director and Senior Lecturer

London Metropolitan University
1998 – 2009 

Course director: BSc Food and Consumer Studies (Course ran till 2009). 
Leading modules in consumer journalism and broadcast media – including food styling; European consumer education; consumer science; consumer lifestyles and health; consumer communications and policy.

Course director: BSc (Hons) Health Promotion (Course ran till 2009).
Developed course structure integrated with public health, consumer sciences and nutrition modules. Developed and led modules in management and organisational theory; structure of society and social policy.

As senior lecturer
Taught on BSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics, BSc Human Nutrition and MSc Obesity and Weight Management, specializing in social nutrition, applied food science, nutrition communication, food and marketing media.

External Course Validation/Advisor

University Campus Suffolk
2007 Health related degrees

External Academic

ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre
BSc Food Science and Technology periodic review