1992 …2024

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Paul  conducts interdisciplinary research in the area of risks to the food system including those related to food safety, quality, and sustainability as well as the impact of the food system on human and planetary health.


As well as leading numerous national activities, Paul has co-ordinated two of the world’s largest research projects in the area of food authenticity and traceability: the €20M TRACE project (tracing the origin of food) and, FOODINTEGRITY, a €12M EU-sponsored research project that aims to address—at a European level—many of the gaps identified during the recent horsemeat incident.

Paul has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers and articles and edited 1 book “New analytical approaches for verifying the origin of food” (Elsevier). He has close links with the UK Public sector, academia, food sector and the European Commission.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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