School of Sport and Health Sciences
Darwin Building, DB217
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Subject Areas: Health, Public Health
Dr Jan Soon is a member of the International Institute of Nutritional Sciences and Applied Food Safety Studies (iINSAFFS) at the university and she teaches food safety and food science at postgraduate and undergraduate levels. She is research active in the area of food integrity, food control measures, food safety management and halal food production.
Dr. Jan Soon is currently the lead instructor for a number of MSc in Food Safety Management and undergraduate food sciences modules. Since joining NSAFSS, she has multiple early career researcher awards i.e. the 2017 and 2018 Newton Fund Researcher Links Networks and 2015 Young Investigator Award by European Food Safety Authority. She is the main editor of the recently published Foodborne Diseases: Case studies in Agri-Food Industries by CRC Press in 2016 and the lead author of Managing Food Safety Risks in the Agri-Food Industries, CRC Press 2013.
Ph.D. in Food Safety Management, awarded without corrections, Coventry University
M.Sc. in Food Science, National University of Malaysia
B.Sc. (Hons.) in Food Science and Nutrition (1st class), Universiti Malaysia Sabah
PGCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University of Central Lancashire
Soon, J. M. (2019). Rapid Food Hygiene Inspection Tool (RFHiT) to assess hygiene conformance index (CI) of street food vendors. LWT – Food Science and Technology, 113, 108304.
Soon, J. M., Krzyzaniak, S. C., Shuttlewood, Z., Smith, M. and Jack, L. (2019). Food fraud vulnerability assessment tools used in food industry. Food Control 101, 225-232.
Soon, J. M., Manning, L. and Smith, R. (2019). Advancing understanding of pinch-points and crime prevention in the food supply chain. Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 21(1), 42-60.
Soon, J. M. (2019). Finger licking good? An observational study of hand hygiene practices of fast food restaurant employees and consumers. British Food Journal, doi: 10.1108/BFJ-07-2018-0420
Jan’s research interest lies in food integrity, food control measures, food safety management and risk reduction strategies. Her other interests include halal integrity, allergen risk management, food safety training and education and food security. Jan welcomes applications to study at Master’s by coursework (MSc in Food Safety Management), MSc by research or MPhil/PhD level in any of these areas.
Cassidy, T., Soon J.M., Dykes, F.C., Ishak, S., Abdullah Sani, N. (2019) Milk Banking, Milk Sharing and Medically Facilitated Human Milk Exchange: Interdisciplinary research collaborations between the UK and Malaysia. Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood: Biocultural Perspectives.
Azmi, K., Soon, J. M., Dykes, F., Cassidy, T., Ishak, S., Jaafar, R. and Abdullah Sani, N. (2019). Knowledge and attitude towards human milk sharing and banking among Muslim mothers with preterm infants: A qualitative study. 2nd Regional Breastfeeding Conference, 27-29 August 2019, Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences, Selangor, Malaysia.