Member since 2007; Consultant 2006
Dr. Ross is a food microbiologist specializing in mathematical modelling and microbial ecology of foods. In addition to academic outputs in microbial ecology and physiology, he and his colleagues develop mathematical models and risk-based decision-support systems that are now widely used in the food industry and by government. Dr. Ross is also director of the ARC Industrial Transformations Training Centre for Innovative Horticultural Products at the University of Tasmania. He has written more than 140 scientific papers and book chapters concerning predictive microbiology and quantitative microbial risk assessment, and served on numerous expert consultations on food safety risk assessment and risk management for Australian government and industry organizations, and FAO and WHO. In 2014, he received the Keith Farrer Award from the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology for his achievements in research and education in food science.