Theophilus Redwood Award 2017 Winner

Professor Christopher Elliott
Professor Christopher Elliott
Institute for Global Food Security, Queen's University Belfast


Awarded for the development, application and promotion of analytical chemistry in protecting the global food supply

About the Winner

Chris is Professor of Food Safety and founder of the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen's University Belfast. He serves as Pro Vice Chancellor for the university and is responsible for the Medical and Life Sciences Faculty. He has published more than 350 peer review articles, many of them relating to the detection and control of agriculture, food and environmental related contaminants. His main research interests are in the development of innovative techniques to provide early warning of toxin threats across complex food supply systems. 

Protecting the integrity of the global food supply chain from fraud is also a key research topic and Chris led the independent review of Britain's food system following the 2013 horsemeat scandal. He received awards from the BBC and Chartered Institute for Environmental Health for this work. He now leads a major European Commission funded research project to develop improved food safety standards in China and the EU.

Over the years Chris has developed a high level network of collaborators across Europe, the United States and Asia. He is a visiting Professor at the China Agriculture University in Beijing and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a recipient of a Winston Churchill Fellowship and is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Royal Society of Biology and the Institute of Food Science and Technology. 

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