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Senior Lecturer in Food Safety & Inspection, Coventry University

Lisa has worked as a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner specialising in food safety, health & safety, and infectious disease control for local government and within the private sector.

Lisa has taught in areas related to food safety on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the University of Birmingham, Wolverhampton University and now at Coventry University where she is the Course Director of two food safety courses; BSc(Hons) Food Safety, Inspection & Control; and the CertHE in Food Control.

Expertise Summary
Researching and teaching EU and domestic food law, practical food inspection techniques, food law enforcement, food chain analysis, food chain security, food fraud, food safety management systems such as HACCP and ISO quality systems, allergen management and the workings of control authorities/bodies.

2017– present Senior Lecturer, Coventry University
2006– 2017 Teaching Fellow, University of Birmingham
2000–2006 Senior Environmental Health Officer, Sandwell MBC
1999 -2000 Consultant/Auditor, Checkmate International Ltd
1998-1999 Environmental Health Officer, Bromsgrove DC
1997-1998 Contract Food Safety Auditor, Checkmate International Ltd

2018 PGCert Academic Practice in Higher Education
2004 MSc. Food Safety Hygiene & Management, University of Birmingham
2000 International Register of Certified Auditors/Macgregor Associates Lead Auditor (BS EN ISO 9000 series Quality Management Systems and ISO 10011-1 Quality Systems Auditing)
1997 BSc. (Hons) Environmental Health
1992 HND Science (Applied Biology)

Research interests include the effect of hygiene interventions such as Food Hygiene Rating Schemes and maintaining hygiene standards in the food industry; the understanding and control of allergens in the catering sector; the problems affecting the implementation of HACCP in the food industry; the future sustainability of animal protein sources.

Membership of Professional Bodies
Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health with Chartered Status


  • 2017–present
    Senior Lecturer Food Safety Inspection & Control , Coventry University
  • 2007–2017
    Teaching Fellow Food Safety , University of Birmingham