Dr Ben Winterbourn

Science Officer

Overview

I am a Science Officer in the School of Ocean Sciences. I conduct applied research to support the development of sustainable shellfish aquaculture. My PhD investigated norovirus contamination of mussels and human health considerations. Since graduating I have gained broad experiences in marine and terrestrial research. I aim to be interdisciplinary and I am really interested in technology and innovation, methods and site selection, instrumentation, commercial viability (jobs and food for people), microbiology, food safety and environmental sustainability. I believe that aquaculture can help to meet our need for sustainable, high quality protein production. My professional background includes Lead Instrument Engineer and post-doc Science Officer, with experience in field-based applied research and leadership. 

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2015 - PhD , Norovirus Contamination of Mytilus Edulis Shellfisheries; Assessing the Threat to Human Health , Bangor University
  • 2010 - BSc , Geography

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