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    Dr Lynn McIntyre

    BSc (Hons), PhD

    Senior Lecturer in Food Safety

    Photograph of Lynn

    Teaching Duties

    Undergraduate Food Courses

    • The Science of Food (R4003HF)
    • Tools & Techniques
    • Hygiene and Food Safety (F5012C17)
    • Food Product Manufacture (F6009C17)
    • Honours Research Project

    Research Interests

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

    Professional Memberships

    Dr Lynn McIntyre works in food microbiology and food safety, and acts as the CEBA expert advisor for related work within the centre and is involved in supporting evidence synthesis in food systems more widely.

    Academic Department: Food, Land and Agribusiness 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 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.
    • McIntyre, L., Lee, J. and Biggs, R.  (2010) Campylobacteriosis in New Zealand. Part two - tackling the problem International Food Hygiene 21(6):21-22
    • 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., 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.
    • 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.
    • 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

    • Member, Research Degree Awarding Board, Harper Adams University (2018 to present)
    • External Examiner, M.Sc. Applied Food Safety and Innovation, University of Central Lancashire (2024 - 2028) 
    • Chair, Biological Safety Committee, Harper Adams University (2019 - 2022)
    • External Reviewer, Institution-led review of the Division of Engineering and Food Science, Abertay University (2021)
    • External Examiner, B.Sc. Applied Food and Nutritional Sciences Programme, University of Malta (2021)
    • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2019)
    • External Examiner, B.Sc. , Edinburgh Napier University (2014 - 2018)
    • Biosafety Level 1 Practitioner, Biosafety Training Institute, University of Edinburgh (2012)
    • External Examiner, M.Sc. Food Science, London Metropolitan University (2011 - 2015)



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