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 Expert  731656

Expert in Food Science, Beverages and Nutrition

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has over 23 years experience in food science especially beverages, having worked as a research scientist and project manager for leading FMCG companies such as GlaxoSmithKline (20 years) and Rank Hovis McDougall. He now works as a consultant for Expert's Firm (3 years) helping those in the food industry understand the science and technology behind their products. He specialises on all aspects associated with beverage product development and processing but is developing expertise in bars and snacks. He also has expertise in beverage regulations, specification setting and documentation, and currently consults on ingredient use especially fruit materials, sweeteners and colours.

food science

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2001   PhD   Biochemical Engineering   University of Birmingham  
1985   MSc   Process Biotechnology   University of Birmingham  
1984   BSc   Biochemistry   University of Bristol   Honours
1995   Diploma in Management Studies   Management/Business   Bristol Business School, University of West Of England   Best Student Award - Institute Of Management Prize

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2010 to





Food Science Consultant


Expert provides consultancy services, especially technical report writing to clients. Main areas of focus are new technologies, workshops, nutrition, product development and ingredients. Current clients range from multinational pharmaceutical/food companies to SMEs.

1990 to 2010


GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare


Product Sciences


Senior Scientist


Managed research projects on all aspects of beverage science and processing, and the fruit supply chain. He ran two technology groups on sweeteners and fruit science.

1988 to 1990


RHM Research and Engineering Ltd.


Fruit Chemistry


senior scientific officer


Led project investigating pectin chemistry and analysis, to improve a jam manufacturing process for Robertsons. Created baked and meat flavours using simple chemicals for microwave products.

Career Accomplishments:

IFT (member), IFST (member), Acumentia consulting group.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has two publications.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He prepared a technical market analysis on applications of mid-infra red technology for a Japanese fibre-optics firm. The survey covered various food uses difficult to assess using conventional techniques and led to the firm exploiting this technology at the pilot-scale level.
  • He prepared a report for a market analyst covering new fruits from South America. The report detailed potential agronomy, fruit characteristics and nutritional benefits, likely supply chain options and uses in various product development spheres.
  • He processed blackcurrant and blueberry cultivars for a pharmaceutical/food company, and analysed processing data. He presented a report with findings on the fruit quality & its characteristics and a comparison/assessment with previous years' data.
  • He prepared a report on novel beverage processing techniques for a market analyst to help them assess the technological worth of an industry new to them. The report detailed types of technology, potential for success and investment opportunities citing vendors, clients and research associations/institutes to work with.
  • He prepared a report for a German market analyst on the novel sweetener Stevia describing the supply chain, analysis, quality and applications in both beverage and food product development. The report had special emphasis on taste-masking of Stevia.
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Market Research:
Market analysis and reports on ingredients and food processing technology for Expert's Firm. Specific insights into beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and food ingredients.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

He chaired the conference 'Future Beverages Innovation' in December 2013 and delivered the workshop on Stevia for Fi- Europe in March 2012. He developed two platform technologies in sweeteners and fruit science for GlaxoSmithKline. Cider making course.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Sourcing fruit processing equipment, and product development equipment for making beverages. Specialises in aseptic and novel processing technologies. He sources third-party contractors for drink, powders and bar product development for clients.

Other Skills and Services

Factory trialling and process validation with clinical production of beverages, GMP and GLP including contract packing. Included including validation of process for EFSA claims studies. Process development, design and scale-up Supply-chain development (e.g. procurement of new ingredients – lutein, vitamin C derivatives, developing new methods for supply of blackcurrant ingredients, and existing product support) General food law, specification setting, legislation and labelling especially of beverages. Checking and approving pack copies against specifications, and associated artwork. Product specification setting and regulations Intermediate HACCP, CIEH Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Manufacturing, CIEH Level 2 Environmental Principles and Best Practice.


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