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Dr Edward Fox

Assistant Professor

Department: Applied Sciences

Edward Fox Ed received a Newman Fellowship at University College Dublin’s Centre for Food Safety where his researched examined the role of microbial communities in influencing the colonisation of pathogenic bacteria in food processing environments.

Ed worked as a Senior Research Scientist at the Australian government’s national scientific research agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), where his research focused on molecular ecology of foodborne pathogens through food chains, microbial genomics, and novel biocontrol approaches for pathogen control.

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Room A320, Ellison Building,
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Dr Fox's research interests span across food science and modern food production approaches, with a core focus on food microbiology. This includes understanding the ecology of bacterial pathogens through food supply chains, and strategies to control associated contamination and improve food safety.

Research areas include:

- Global ecology of foodborne pathogens through food chains and their impact on human public health and clinical instance of disease.

- Food safety, including molecular surveillance of pathogens in food processing environments, and control strategies to reduce the burden of bacterial contamination in food systems, such as cleaning and sanitising as well as novel biocontrol strategies.

- Genomics of foodborne pathogens, with a particular focus on stress resistance mechanisms.

- Antimicrobial resistance of foodborne bacteria, and the role of food production systems in the One Health paradigm.

- Microbial food quality, with a particular focus on dairy foods.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Clostridium perfringens associated with dairy farm systems show diverse genotypes, Santos, R., Abdel-Nour, J., McAuley, C., Moore, S., Fegan, N., Fox, E. 2 Dec 2022, In: International Journal of Food Microbiology
  • Characterisation of Listeria monocytogenes food-associated isolates to assess environmental fitness and virulence potential, Gray, J., Chandry, P., Kaur, M., Kocharunchitt, C., Bowman, J., Fox, E. 16 Jul 2021, In: International Journal of Food Microbiology
  • Colonisation dynamics of Listeria monocytogenes strains isolated from food production environments, Gray, J., Chandry, P., Kaur, M., Kocharunchitt, C., Fanning, S., Bowman, J., Fox, E. Dec 2021, In: Scientific Reports
  • Genomic insights into persistence of Listeria species in the food processing environment, Palaiodimou, L., Fanning, S., Fox, E. 1 Nov 2021, In: Journal of Applied Microbiology
  • Preface, Fox, E., Bierne, H., Stessl, B. 2021, In: Methods in Molecular Biology
  • Staphylococcus aureus - dairy, Fox, E., Jiang, Y., Tinoco, M. 27 Sep 2021, Encyclopedia of Dairy Sciences, Elsevier
  • Bacillus cereus non-haemolytic enterotoxin activates the NLRP3 inflammasome, Fox, D., Mathur, A., Xue, Y., Liu, Y., Tan, W., Feng, S., Pandey, A., Ngo, C., Hayward, J., Atmosukarto, I., Price, J., Johnson, M., Jessberger, N., Robertson, A., Burgio, G., Tscharke, D., Fox, E., Leyton, D., Kaakoush, N., Märtlbauer, E., Leppla, S., Man, S. 1 Dec 2020, In: Nature Communications
  • Multiplex loop-mediated isothermal amplification-based lateral flow dipstick for simultaneous detection of 3 food-borne pathogens in powdered infant formula, Jiang, Y., Chen, S., Zhao, Y., Yang, X., Fu, S., McKillip, J., Fox, E., Man, C. May 2020, In: Journal of Dairy Science

Richard Harding-Crooks Antimicrobial resistance and One Health: Foodborne carriage of antimicrobial resistance markers Start Date: 01/10/2019

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