Sophie is endeavouring in food safety culture improvement for the UK food manufacturing businesses, using real-time technology via a weekly action cycle - for more information, please view related articles below.
Prior to joining UCLan, Sophie's primary research interest was Listeria monocytogenes control at retail, leading the first study investigating the relationship between the prevalence of environmental Listeria and food safety climate. This experience got her interested in human factors, such as perception, behaviour, and management style, in foodborne pathogen control - and ultimately, food safety culture. She has presented her research on the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Annual Meetings, International Symposium on Problems of Listeria and Listeriosis (ISOPOL), and Graduate Student Workshop at Central European University (Budapest, Hungary). Currently, she is working closely with industry partners to improve their food safety culture and performance.