Dr Jane Beal

Dr Jane Beal

Associate Lecturer

School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Professional membership

Fellow of the Linnean Society of London

Society for Applied Microbiology

Teaching interests

Microbiology, Nutrition, Biochemistry

Research interests

My main research interests are the use of dietary interventions in the form of fermented or acidified feed for food animals (principally pigs and chickens) to influence the prevalence of foodborne diseases caused by organisms such as Salmonella, VTEC and Campylobacter.

My research is currently focussed on:-

The effect of fermented or acidified feed(s) and/or probiotic lactic acid bacteria on the gut microflora of food animals.

The response of foodborne pathogens to the types of environmental stress encountered in fermented or acidified foods/feed and the effect of minerals on that response

Research groups

  • Food, Nutrition and Health