Dr Allender works closely with staff in the ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre at Cardiff Metropolitan University, acting as an advisor in the area of food labelling for SMEs and partners in the Helix project. She regularly runs courses concerning food composition and labelling.
She is the Programme Director for BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology and MSc Food Technology for Industry
She lectures in food law across a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and also lectures in new product development where part of the role is to ensure that products developed by students comply with legal requirements.
She supervises undergraduate and MSc projects concerning a number of areas including impact of labelling legislation on food business operators and consumers, front-of-pack nutrition labelling, allergen labelling, impact of food law on community organisation and consumer understanding and use of food hygiene ratings.