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Dr Lynn McIntyre BSc (Hons), PhD

Senior Lecturer in Food Safety

Teaching Duties

Undergraduate Food Courses:

  • Introduction to Food Science
  • Global Food Production
  • Animal Products Processing
  • Commodity Crops
  • Farm Assurance and Quality
  • Food Biotechnology
  • Hygiene and Food Safety
  • Honours Research Project
  • Management of Grocery Food Products

Research Interests

  • Poultry, produce and dairy food safety issues
  • Natural biological methods for control of food-borne pathogens
  • Rapid microbiological detection methods

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM)
  • International Association for Food Protection (IAFP)
  • ISEKI-Food Association (IFA)

Academic Department: Food Science and Agri-food Supply Chain Management

Tel: +44 (0)1952 815097

Fax: +44 (0)1952 814783

Office: RFA108 Regional Food Academy

Research profile: ORCID


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Other publications

  • Ganegama Arachchi, G.J., Cruz, C.D., Dias-Wanigasekera, B.M., McIntyre, L., Billington, C., Hudson, J.A., Flint, S.H. and Mutukumira, A.N. (2013) Host range and in vitro lysis of Listeria monocytogenes seafood isolates by bacteriophages. Food Science and Technology International. doi: 10.1177/1082013213497211
  • Ganegama Arachchi, G.J., Mutukumira, A.N., Dias-Wanigasekera, B.M., Cruz, C.D., McIntyre, L., Young, J., Flint, S.H., Hudson, J.A. and Billington, C. (2013) Characteristics of three listeriaphages isolated from New Zealand seafood environments. Journal of Applied Microbiology 115:1427-1438.
  • Ganegama Arachchi, G.J., Mutukumira, A.N., Dias-Wanigasekera, B.M., Cruz, C.D., McIntyre, L., Liu, R., Flint, S. and Cridge, S. (2013) Effectiveness of phages in the decontamination of Listeria monocytogenes adhered to clean stainless steel, stainless steel coated with fish protein, and as a biofilm Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology 40(10):1105-1116
  • Rosendale, D., Butts, C., de Guzman, E., Guzman, Maddox, I., Martell, S., McIntyre, L., Skinner, M., Smith, H. and Ansell, J. (2012) The contribution of dietary broccoli sprouts towards the microbial metabolite profile in the hind gut of mice. International Journal of Food Science and Technology 47:1328–1332
  • Bigwood, T., Hudson, J.A., Cooney, J., McIntyre, L., Billington, C., Heinemann, J.A. and Wall, F. (2012) Inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes by Enterococcus mundtii isolated from soil. Food Microbiology 32:354-360
  • Bigot, B., Lee, W.-J, McIntyre, L., Wilson, T., Hudson, J.A., Billington, C. and Heinemann, J.A. (2011) Control of Listeria monocytogenes growth in a ready-to-eat poultry product using a bacteriophage. Food Microbiology 28: 1448-1452.
  • McIntyre, L., Hudson, J.A., Billington, C. and Withers, H. (2011) Biocontrol of Foodborne Bacteria. In: A. McElhatton and P.J.A. Sobral (eds.), Novel Technologies in Food Science, Integrating Food Science and Engineering Knowledge Into the Food Chain 7, Springer Science+Business Media. pp183-204.
  • McIntyre, L., Lee, J. and Biggs, R.  (2010) Campylobacteriosis in New Zealand. Part two - tackling the problem International Food Hygiene 21(6):21-22
  • McIntyre, L., Lee, J. and Biggs, R. (2010) Campylobacteriosis in New Zealand. Part one - the early days International Food Hygiene 21(5):21-22.
  • Hudson, J.A., McIntyre, L. and Billington, C. (2010) Application of bacteriophages to control pathogenic and spoilage bacteria in food processing and distribution. In: P.M.Sabour and M.W. Griffiths (eds.). Bacteriophages in the Control of Food- and Waterborne Pathogens pp119-135.
  • Hudson, J.A., Bigwood, T., Premaratne, A., Billington, C., Horn, B. & McIntyre, L. (2010) Potential to Use Ultraviolet-Treated Bacteriophages to Control Foodborne Pathogens. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease 7(6):687-693.
  • Hudson, J.A., Billington, C. & McIntyre, L. (2009) Biological control of human pathogens on produce. In: Microbial Safety of Fresh Produce. X. Fan, B.A. Niemira, C.J. Doona, F.E. Feeherry and R.B. Gravani (eds.). IFT Press - Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. pp205-224.
  • Hudson, J.A., McIntyre, L. & Billington, C. (2009) Bacteriophages and the control of bacteria in food. In: Contemporary Trends in Bacteriophage Research, Nova Science Publishers, inc., New York, USA pp11-45.
  • McIntyre, L. & Hudson, J.A. (2009) Something old, something new: Hurdle Technology - a marriage of preservation techniques. Food New Zealand 9:15-20.
  • McIntyre, L., Hudson, J.A., Billington, C. & Withers, H. (2007) Biocontrol of Foodborne Bacteria: Past, Present and Future Strategies. Food New Zealand. 7:25-32.
Additional Information

Other Roles

  • University Biological Safety Officer
  • External Examiner, M.Sc. Food Science, London Metropolitan University (2011 - 2015)
  • External Examiner, Edinburgh Napier University (2014 - present)

You can contact Dr Lynn McIntyre if you would like to discuss any of the following course modules: