Mrs Lisa-Marie Winnall MS., BSc (Hons), GradCIEH

Teaching Fellow Food Safety

School of Chemical Engineering

Mrs Lisa-Marie Winnall

Contact details

School of Chemical Engineering
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Lisa Winnall is a Teaching Fellow in Food Safety and Food Legislation.  She is a qualified Environmental Health Officer specialising in the fields of Food Safety and Infectious Disease Control.  She is experienced in local authority enforcement work and also of working in private sector consultancy.

Qualifications

Teaching Fellow in Food Hygiene and Food Safety Legislation.

  • MSc in Food Safety, Hygiene & Management, University of Birmingham, 2004
  • Graduate Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health & EHORB registered 1997
  • BSc (Hons) in Environmental Health, University of Wales Institute Cardiff, 1997
  • Diploma in Food Hygiene Management, The Royal Society of Health, 1994
  • HND in Science (Applied Biology) Cardiff Institute of Higher Education,1992

Biography

Lisa is a qualified Environmental Health Officer.  She graduated from UWIC with a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Health in 1997.   Lisa has worked in both the private and public sectors.  In the private sector she worked for Checkmate International (CMi) and their clients as a food safety consultant.  This work entailed auditing large food manufacturers in the UK and Europe, along with smaller food chain outlets in UK.  She also provided bespoke food safety training and worked on projects within the company for clients such as the Meat Livestock Commission in preparing butchers for the introduction of butchers’ shop licensing legislation.  

In the public sector she has worked as an EHO for Bromsgrove District Council and from the year 2000 as a Senior EHO at Sandwell Metropolitan Council specialising in Food Safety and Health & Safety enforcement.  During this time she gained an MSc in Food Safety Hygiene & Management from the University of Birmingham.

She joined the University of Birmingham as a Teaching Fellow in Food Safety in 2007 where she continues to contribute to the food safety course.  Lisa is the programme leader for the University Certificate in Food Safety & Food Legislation and the Diploma in Higher Education in Food Safety & Food Legislation.  She is also the module leader for the Food Hygiene Management module on the MSc Food Safety Hygiene & Management course and the Food Control Module on the MSc Environmental Health & MSc. Public and Environmental Health courses.  She also contributes to other food related courses run in the department.

Teaching

Teaching Programmes

  • MSc Food Safety, Hygiene & Management
  • MSc Environmental Health
  • MSc in Public and Environmental Health Sciences
  • University Certificate in Food Safety & Food Legislation
  • University Diploma in Food Safety & Food Legislation
  • Diploma in Higher Education in Food Safety & Food Legislation
  • CPD courses – HACCP

Postgraduate supervision

Lisa is interested in supervising postgraduate students in the following areas:

  • HACCP implementation
  • Allergen management
  • The effects of food hygiene interventions such as the National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

Research

Lisa’s research interests centre upon the implementation and effectiveness of national food hygiene interventions that aim to improve the hygiene standards of small food businesses.  She is also interested in the evaluating the implementation of food hygiene management systems such as HACCP and the control of allergens.  

Other activities

  • Member of the Education and Research Special Interest Group with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Programme Leader, University Certificate in Food Safety and Food Legislation
  • Programme Leader, Diploma in Higher Education in Food Safety & Food Legislation
  • Module leader (Food Hygiene Management) on the MSc in Food Hygiene & Management  
  • Module Leader (Food Control) on the MSc in Environmental Health; MSc in Public and Environmental Health Sciences

Publications

Lisa is currently writing up research into the effectiveness of food hygiene rating systems as an intervention to improve standards of food hygiene in food premises.

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