Find your local IFST university representative

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Jamie Hind

Jamie Hind
​Cardiff Metropolitan University

I'm currently on a year’s placement at Marks and Spencer's working as a technologist based in their London head office. Upon completion of my placement I will return for my third year studying Food Science and Technology at Cardiff Metropolitan University. I am looking forward to being a representative for my university and sharing my enthusiasm for food science with my peers, as well as exploring the opportunities that IFST offers.

Gaurav Choraria 
Cardiff Metropolitan University

I am currently on a placement year as a Food Technologist in a Baby Food Factory and will be returning to university to complete my degree. I look forward to get the student group from Cardiff actively involved in the various events and competitions that the IFST organises across the year. 

Adelaide Barwood

Adelaide Barwood
Coventry University

I am a final year Food and Nutrition student at Coventry University. My love of food science stems from fond memories of baking for special occasions as a child. Something has always been magical about the ability of food to bring people together and this enticed me to explore further through my studies. Having just finished my placement year in the sensory department at IFF (International Flavours & Fragrances), I am looking forward to fulfilling my role this year as both a Young Ambassador and an IFST representative. My aim is to increase awareness and participation in IFST events among Coventry university students. 

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Amy Murphy
Edge Hill University

I am an IFST student representative for Edge Hill University where I am currently studying BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Health. I am preparing myself for a future career in the nutrition and food industry.

 

 

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Kim Kirkham
Edge Hill University

I am an enthusiastic 3rd Bsc (Hons) Nutrition and Health student at Edge Hill University. After completing the food science module in 2nd year, I developed interest in the connections between science and food. I have attended an all day conference in Birmingham in July 2016 which touched on various topics as well as attending a talk on ‘Trends and Developments in the Global Food Packaging Industry’. I was amazed how much packaging affects the shelf life of the foods we buy, and how changing the packaging could alter how fresh our food stays.  Being lucky enough to be selected as a student representative, I aim to increase the awareness of IFST and encourage students to become a member. If anyone at Edge Hill University has any questions about IFST or food science, then please feel free to contact me.

 

Susan Cowan

Susan Cowan
​Glasgow Caledonian University

I am a 2nd year BSc Food Bioscience student at Glasgow Caledonian University. Following 6 years working within the Hospitality industry as a chef, I developed an interest in the science and technologies utilised within the Food and beverage industry which led to me returning to study the subject in greater detail. I have a particular interest in food safety and crime.  As a student representative for the IFST I strive to bring awareness to the course at my university and to promote IFST membership, networking and career opportunities among students in Scotland.

Mary Domingo LSBU

Mary Domingo
LSBU

After graduating BSc Food Technology at the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines, I have worked with various food companies in the areas of canning, bottling, poultry and meat processing. To broaden career option, I have taken a Hospitality Management advance diploma course in London. As an awardee of Frank Brake scholarship for MSc Food Safety and Control which I am currently pursuing, my aim is to become an expert in understanding the complex characteristics of food and the scientific theory that underpins the subject. Simultaneously, my participation in competitions rewarded me with admission to Spark and Rocket business programmes by LSBU student enterprise to support my new product development project. I am honoured to be an IFST student representative with which I intend to coordinate, promote and facilitate activities that would benefit both the organisation and the university.

Chris Stubbins

Chris Stubbins
LSBU

I am a 2nd year student currently studying Food Science at LSBU, my particular field of interest is food microbiology. I won Student of the year in 1 of my studies in the science department. I used to be a Chef and worked for Heston Blumenthal at The Hinds Head and Dinner by Heston, so as you can tell I'm a huge foodie. My final year project is going to be studying Campylobacter, I will promote its growth from Chicken samples and then look at ways in which it can be inhibited by altering its environment.

Robin Leaper

Robin Leaper
University of Nottingham

A third year Food Science student at the University of Nottingham. I have recently completed my placement year at PepsiCo International at their R&D centre based in Leicester. I became involved in the IFST through the Young Scientist competition. I am hoping to share my enthusiasm for Food Science with new undergraduates.

Yasmin Palmer

Yasmin Palmer
University of Nottingham

I am currently a 2nd year Nutrition and Food Science student at the University of Nottingham. At university I am part of a few societies including Food Soc. In addition, for my placement year, I would like to be involved in product development in some capacity as this area really interests me. I am looking forward to be a representative for my university and sharing with my peers what opportunities are on offer from IFST.

Andri Neocleous - University of Leeds

Andri Neocleous
University of Leeds

I am a Food Science and Nutrition student at The University of Leeds. I have a keen interest in new product development and I plan to gain experience in this sector of the food industry in my placement year next year. I also enjoy embracing myself in different cultures and I fulfilled this by volunteering to teach English to Thai children in Thailand this summer.

Daniel Hefft

Daniel Hefft
​Reading University

My name is Daniel Hefft and I am glad to be the IFST studentship representative at Reading University. I am from Germany and attained my degree in Food Science and Technology BSc and engineer’s certificate at University of Applied Sciences Ostwestfalen-Lippe (Germany) with focus on the technology of bakery products and confectionery in 2014. Before studying I have absolved a couple of placements in the food industry (vegetables, baked goods, meat etc.) where I started to love food science.

Following on, I worked in one of the worldwide leading bakery manufacturers in management positions before I came to Reading in September 2015. Currently I am pursuing here a MSc in Food Technology – Quality Assurance.

Adebambo Oluwabunmi

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Adebambo Oluwabunmi 
Reading University

I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Technology from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria and then decided to pursue a master’s degree in Food Science which I graduated from in 2013 from Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne in order to have a solid background in research. This has given me the opportunity to follow my passion in research by undergoing a PhD in Food Microbiology which I am currently studying at Reading University. I am currently in my 2nd year of PhD and I am working on Lactic acid bacteria from the gut.  In my free time I enjoy having time with my kid, surfing the internet, and cooking.

Michelle Malham - Teeside University

Michelle Malham
Teesside University

I am a mum to two boys and a final year BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition Student at Teesside University. I am proud to be actively involved in the running of a successful Student Food Co-Op initiative, undertaking the role of vice chair communication during the last academic year and accepting awards in which we have won for 'Best New Society' and 'Most Enterprising Society' My ultimate career goal is to gain employment in the food industry with a specific interest in food microbiology, food safety and food crime/law.

Anna Monaghan
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Anna Monaghan
Queens University Belfast

Anna is a 3rd year student of BSc Hons Food Quality, Safety & Nutrition at Queen's University Belfast (QUB).  She has founded and is currently president of QUB's 1st Food Science/Nutrition Society, 'QUBFoodies'.  At present she is enjoying learning all the various aspects of Food Science and taking every opportunity to gain as much experience as possible such as work with The Centre for Public Health and Institute of Global Food Security; experience she hopes to build upon this year during her placement as a Technical Excellence Nutrition Intern with GlaxoSmithKline. 

Cara Fleck

Cara Fleck
Ulster University

I am an under-graduate at The University of Ulster studying a BA Honours degree in Food and Nutrition.  Food is my passion as I love creating new dishes, baking and cake decorating.  I enjoy socialising with my friends and looking after my neices. 

 

Laura McCaul

Laura McCaul
​Ulster University

Currently in the final year of my undergraduate BSc Hons Food and Nutrition. I enjoy passing on my knowledge to others of nutrition and different aspects of food.  I am very honoured to one of the first student reps in Ulster University for the IFST.  In my spare time I love to cook and go running.

paula morgan

Paula Morgan
​Ulster University

I am currently a final year student studying Food and Nutrition in Ulster University. I have thoroughly enjoyed this degree programme and a highlight was my placement year with Vitaflo International Limited. I am honoured to become an IFST student representative where I intend to promote student IFST membership, networking and career opportunities.

Ben King

Ben King
University College Birmingham

I am currently in my second year at UCB studying for a BSc Hons in Food development and Innovation. I'm delighted to be your IFST university representative as I want to encourage more students to join the IFST and discover the benefits of being a member. I have always had a passion for food since a young age which has lead to a past career as a chef, and now in food manufacturing. My aim is to get students more involved with industry through the IFST's networking, conference and career events. 

Kiu Sum
​University of Westminster

Currently an undergraduate in Human Nutrition at University of Westminster with a desire to further my skills and experiences in the area of food nutrition with public health. Whilst a student member in IFST, I also sit on the South East Branch Committee and help facilitate with student engagement where possible. I also run a student led society, Westminster Nutrition Society, as President where it has developed its presence within the department and faculty these past years. The society is closely working with varies of professional bodies and organisations, bringing them into our events we organise throughout the year.

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