UCLan scientist cooks up international praise

A leading Lancashire academic is feasting on success after receiving global acclaim for her studies.

Wednesday, 2nd September 2020, 12:30 pm
Prof Carol Wallace

Carol Wallace, has been recognised for her global research contribution to food science and has been awarded a fellowship by the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST).

Professor of of Food Safety Management Systems at the University of Central Lancashire, Carol is one of only 30 prominent scientists world wide to be part of the 2020 Class of Fellows and one of only three academics in the UK to receive the accolade.

Election to the IAFoST is acknowledgement by their peers as outstanding representatives of international food science and technology.

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Members serve as individuals to work and promote high standards of ethics and scientific endeavour.

Carol's background is in microbiology and applied food safety. Her career in the food industry and food safety education spans 35 years.

She said: " I’m really delighted to have been elected as the Academy only selects a small group of new fellows every two years and a maximum of 30 people globally.

"Receiving this recognition for the food safety work I’ve undertaken throughout my career is a real honour."

Judith Meech, IUFoST executive director, added: “Professor Wallace was nominated and elected by her international peers, all eminent food scientists.

"She is a recognised world-leader, committed to the development and implementation of food safety management systems.

" These systems, which translate fundamental research to practical applications, continue to have a significant impact in developed and developing countries."

The induction ceremony, due to take place in New Zealand , was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic but is expected to be rescheduled to an in-person ceremony at the next world congress, which will be in Singapore in 2022.