Speaker Details

Prof. Paul Brereton

Director of Strategic Alliances (Professor of Practice), Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast & FoodIntegrity Project Lead, UK

A scientist working at science-policy interface, Paul has over 30 years’ experience of applied research in the area of food safety and quality. As well as leading numerous national activities, he has co-ordinated two of the world’s largest research projects in the area of food authenticity and traceability: the €20M TRACE project (Tracing the origin of food) and currently FOODINTEGRITY.

Paul has published over 70 peer reviewed papers on food safety and quality and recently edited the book “New analytical approaches for verifying the origin of food” (Woodhead/Elsevier). He has close links with the food industry, UK Public sector, academia and the European Commission.