Member since 2017

Dr. Paul Cook is a food microbiologist with more than 30 years’ experience in the field working in both academia and government. He currently works for the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the UK where he is head of microbiological risk assessment. He is closely involved with the Agency’s monitoring of foodborne disease, the assessment of microbiological food incidents and outbreaks, zoonoses, foodborne viruses and furthering our understanding of antimicrobial resistance in the food chain. Paul has been an invited expert for various working groups/meetings of EU Scientific Committees, WHO/FAO consultations and in developing guidelines for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Paul was a member of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) panel on Biological Hazards 2012-2015 and was vice chair from 2014-15. In 2016 he joined the Steering Committee for the Global Microbial Identifier (GMI) and in 2017, ICMSF and the ComBase scientific group.