I have appeared as a food science and food history expert on various TV and radio platforms including BBC1, ITV, Chanel 4, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, Cambridge 105 Radio as presenter, interviewer and interviewee.

A short video encompassing the work I have undertaken is available on Vimeo here.


2019 : Channel 5 –The Shocking Truth About Food -Expert appearance throughout consumer show uncovering some of the shadier aspects of the food processing industry.

2018 BBC1 Rip Off Britain: Food  – Discussing sugar in fizzy drinks  with Julia Somerville

2017 Channel 4 Great British Bake Off – Making a Tudor Cambridge Pudding with Sandi Toksvig filmed in Queen’s College, Cambridge . In addition created the Showstopper Savoy cake example for the quarter final

2017 ITV Save Money: Good Health –  Revealing ways to get a better night’s sleep -without spending a fortune on sleep aids with Sian Williams

2017 Channel 4  Food Unwrapped : ” Let’s meet Dr Sue Bailey – the Miss Marple of Food Science ” What’s in a prawn cracker – Food Unwrapped episode

Daily Mail – Shellfish aren’t the main ingredient in prawn crackers – expert Dr Sue Bailey with Jimmy Doherty

Sun – Food Unwrapped reveals the surprising ingredients in the popular takeaway treat

2017 ITV Sugar Free Farm : Providing background research and expert advice for scientific experiments

2016 Chanel 4  Food Unwrapped Diet Special  : Using carbohydrate oligofructose to make sugar free cakes

2015 Chanel 4  Food Unwrapped  Ice cream : How not to abuse your ice cream and the science behind refreezing

“Thank you so much for filming with us last week – you were fantastic at communicating a potentially confusing story and more importantly keeping it fun!

Magazine journalism  

Expert quotes on food science topics and articles such as “To chill or not to chill”  for Women’s Health magazine , Waitrose weekend and Female section of Daily Mail. Expert research and opinion for Men’s Health magazine for a number of articles including the differences between oils, butter and margarine; raw chocolate and decoding the chocolate shelf; latest trends of coconut oil and activated charcoal.

I have written numerous articles in the past including topics as varied as bulimia and anorexia, picnic foods and food intolerance.


Naked Scientists Podcast :  BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, BBC Five Live  and ABC Australia. This covered blow-torching fish and the science behind why it works.

Blow-torching for fish

BBC Radio 4 : Broadcasting house a Sunday morning magazine program discussing the history of food science and technology using examples of chicken nuggets and gluten free bread manufacture.

BBC Broadcasting House

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire : Regular appearances on Chris Mann in the Morning and Dotty McLeod’s Breakfast Show  commenting on national and local news and local and national food and drink issues.

Cambridge105 Radio – Flavour105 radio  :  I am a regular presenter, interviewer and Food Scientist providing culinary enlightenment.

In this program I have covered food science topics as diverse as plate shape and food choice, horse milk to evaluating stock cubes.

I  undertake interviews on a wide range of areas including food writers  – Nicki Segnit on her new book ‘Lateral Cooking‘ the follow-up to ‘The Flavour Thesaurus‘, Guardian Food Writer Felicity Cloake on her new book Completely Perfect  and food historian Lizzie Collingham about her work and her most recent book, The Hungry Empire.

Cambridge based local food and drink producers such as Pinksters Gin, Gourmet Brownie Company and Kyums spicy Korean sauces. I have interviewed Ely food festival and Farmers market stall holders and the Cambridge Food sustainability network.

Recent pub, restaurant and cafe interviews have been with The Plough at Meldreth, bar and kitchen 11a in Ely , Spanish restaurant Tu Casa in Cambridge and Flock Cafe at Burwash manor in Barton –  a combination of well known and  new local venues.

Local food bloggers interviewed included Jo Christy (Miss Sue Flay), Michelle Alston with The Last Food Blog, Pina Broccoli Anaia with Onetwoculinarystew , Sian Anderson about the  Cambridge-based food and lifestyle blog Bonewhitechina and Laura Donohue  about developing her blog Crumbs On The Table and her work as a writer and teacher with her company Cottage garden cookery.

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