Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner, RSPH Professorial Fellow, and Winston Churchill Fellow Dr Lisa Ackerley is an independent food safety consultant providing advice and support to most food industry sectors and to the mass media on food safety issues. She is passionate about making it easy for everyone to understand how simple changes to behaviour can really make a difference to reducing the risk of infection – in particular hand washing.
Currently she is Food Safety Adviser to UKHospitality where she represents the organisation at the Food Standards Agency Expert Advisory Group on Regulating our Future and also on the SALSA board. A regular speaker on food safety issues, she is Visiting Professor of Environmental Health, University of Salford and Chair of the RSPH Special Interest Food Group. And Professorial Fellow of the RSPH. Lisa is also a member of the Editorial Board of the RSPH publication Perspectives in Public Health. In 2011, she received “The most Significant Contribution to Food Safety Award” from the Society of Food Hygiene Technology.
Previously Lisa ran her company Hygiene Audit Systems for 28 years till its acquisition and has worked in local government, central government and in academia (University of Greenwich and Kings College, University of London).
Lisa’s PhD from the University of Birmingham explored public perceptions of food safety and how to change behaviour, and this has been an important part of her life in the mass media, where appears regularly as a food safety expert on TV and Radio in shows including BBC Watchdog, BBC Panorama, BBC 1 Rip off Britain, ITV “Tonight”, BBC 1 Rogue Restaurants. She was the hotel inspector in The Secret Tourist and Holiday Hit Squad. She is also Trustee and Vice Chair of the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene
Lisa is also a Trustee and Vice Chair of the charity IFH, which provides scientific advice on home and everyday life https://www.ifh-homehygiene.org, and Trustee of the Royal Society for Public Health.