||Team leader: Cost benefit analysis of setting targets for salmonella in pigs.
||Food Control Consultants Ltd for DG SANTE of the European Commission
||UK and EU.
||Managing a team of 6 experts, proving scientific input on Analysis of the costs and benefits of setting a target for the reduction of Salmonella in pigs at breeding, fattening and in the slaughterhouse.
Three separate contracts. Implemented in close cooperation with DG SANCO officers and EFSA
||Team leader. Project FS 517005, Improved Food Chain Information (FCI) and Collection and Communication of Inspection Results (CCIR).
||Food Control Consultants for the UK Food Standards Agency
||Managing a multidisciplinary team consisting of a veterinarian, an agricultural economist, a human epidemiologist, an agriculturalist and a computer scientist;
Carry out a thorough evaluation of the veterinary inspection system applied in the UK (live animal and meat inspection);
Developing a new concept for a risk-based FCI/CCIR model based on two key features: i) increased sampling and laboratory analysis for microbiology and residues, and; ii) enhanced data capture, handling and utilisation;
Organising and conducting 4 workshops with stakeholders to present the new model and its possible implications.
||Country coordinator, laboratory support expert
||The EDES programme.
||Based in Belgium, for ACP countries.
||Strengthening Food Safety Systems through SPS measures in ACP countries;
Responsible for official controls (inspections and audits) and laboratory support;
Country coordinator for Caribbean and Pacific States: managing full project cycles; carrying out needs assessments, writing ToRs, implementation, final evaluation; creating education material;
||Food Control Consultants Ltd
||Governments of individual countries, see above, numerous contracts. Upgrading of EU agri-food business to EU standards, auditing of food establishment, verification of compliance, elaboration of plans and programmes for upgrading. Proposals for improving food safety systems. Lectures and seminars on that issue. For the last 6 years providing services for 9th EDF development project EDES.
||EFTA Surveillance Authority
||As Senior Officer of the EFTA Surveillance Authority, in Brussels, was responsible for the supervision of the uniform application and implementation in the EFTA States of a number of EU Directives covering fresh meat, meat products, milk and milk products, fish and fish products.
||Institute of Dairy Research
||Responsible to the board of directors for the financial and daily running of the company. Planned and established the laboratory on behalf of the Icelandic dairy industry. As the director of the institute, responsible for mastitis research and control in Iceland. Staff of around 10, including 4 university educated.
Participating in providing a continuing education for veterinarians, the personnel of the dairy industry and dairy farmers, covering the general aspects of environmental hygiene and education concerning mastitis control and protection.
||National Institute of Environmental health
||Carried out detailed assessment of all dairy plants in Iceland (17). Developed proposals for upgrading and improved supervision of the establishments.
||Scientific assistant, lecturer
||University of veterinary medicine Hannover
||Participated in teaching of veterinary students in food science including meat inspection and food processing technology. Responsible for a research residue laboratory with 4 employees.
||General veterinary Practice
||Worked in a mixed rural animal practice, more large animals.