Members of the ACMSF

Last updated: 19 July 2021

ACMSF comprises an independent Chair and sixteen independent members.

The Committee members are:

Professor Bill Keevil (Chair)

Professor Bill Keevil is Professor of Environmental Healthcare, Head of the Microbiology Group, School of Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Dr Dan Tucker (Deputy Chair)

Dr Dan Tucker is a senior lecturer in Veterinary Public Health/pig medicine at the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge. He is fellow and Director of Studies in Medicine and Veterinary Sciences, Pembroke College, Cambridge.

Dr Gary Barker

Dr Gary Barker is a Research Scientist in Norwich. He has been actively involved in research since 1981 in the Physics Department at Sheffield University and from 1984 until 2018 at the Institute of Food Research.

Dr Gauri Godbole

Dr Gauri Godbole is a Consultant Medical Microbiologist and Parasitologist at the National Infection Service, Public Health England.

Mrs Emma Hill

Mrs Emma Hill is a qualified professional in commercial catering with over 20 years’ experience of working, managing and training in the industry. 

Mr Alec Kyriakides

Mr Alec Kyriakides is the former Head of Product Quality, Safety & Supplier Performance at Sainsbury’s.

Miss Heather Lawson

Miss Heather Lawson is a Senior Environmental Health Officer at the Royal Borough of Greenwich where her work involves food hygiene and food standards inspections involving microbiological food safety issues.

Dr Gwen Lowe

Dr Gwen Lowe is a Consultant in Public Health Medicine and has been a Consultant in Communicable Disease Control in Wales for over 10 years. 

Dr Rohini Manuel

Dr Rohini Manuel is a Consultant Clinical Microbiologist at the Public Health Laboratory London, National Infection Service, Public Health England. 

Professor Peter McClure

Professor Peter McClure is a Microbiologist and former Microbiology  Department Manager for Europe, at Mondelēz International R&D Ltd.

Mrs Ann Williams

Mrs Ann Williams works as commissioning and contracts manager at Liverpool City Council responsible for the local Healthwatch services which is the consumer champion for health and social services.

Dr Wayne Anderson

Dr Wayne Anderson is Director of the Food Science and Standards Division at the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. 

Dr Edward Fox

Dr Edward Fox is a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University and has previously held a Newman Fellowship at University College Dublin’s Centre for Food Safety where his researched examined food processing hygiene and food safety, and the role of microbial communities in influencing the colonisation of pathogenic bacteria in food processing environments.

Dr Jane Gibbens

Dr Jane Gibbens is a consultant veterinary epidemiologist with extensive experience in providing advice to enable veterinary policy making and development, and in the design, implementation and analysis of disease surveillance and control protocols. She formerly worked for Defra and the Animal and Plant Health Agency, most recently as Head of the Bovine TB Epidemiology Assessment Centre, and Head of the Epidemiology and Risk Group. Her focus has been on bovine tuberculosis, statutory diseases exotic to the UK and scanning veterinary surveillance.

Professor Francis Butler

Professor Francis Butler is currently a Professor in the School of Biosystems and Food Engineering at University College Dublin and a Principal Investigator in the UCD Centre for Food Safety. His main research area is in food safety with a particular focus on quantitative risk assessment /modelling of microbiological hazards in foods.

Mr Martin Briggs

Mr Martin Briggs currently works for GLW Feeds Ltd. His scientific background is in applied biology.

Dr Nicol Janecko

Dr Nicol Janecko is an epidemiologist and microbiologist by training with a long-standing career focus on foodborne zoonotic pathogens and antimicrobial resistance. She is presently the Campylobacter in the food chain Career Track Group Leader at the Quadram Institute Bioscience, Norwich, UK.

Prof Linda Scobie

Professor Linda Scobie presently teaches Biomedical Science and Microbiology programmes at Glasgow Caledonian University. She leads a research group interested in viral zoonoses in the context of novel technologies.

ACMSF currently has three vacancies.