Holchem's technical director becomes honorary professor

Blog | 13 June 2016

Holchem’s Technical Director John Holah has become an Honorary Professor of Food Safety at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

                                     Llandaff Front Campus

John was recently appointed to the prestigious position after a rigorous process that included gaining six references from professors at UK and overseas Universities and other educational establishments.  It will see him work with the University to help underpin its Food Safety modules within its Food Technology and Food Safety degree and masters courses and will involve delivering lectures on Food Safety, setting exam questions and their marking, working with MSC students on their dissertations and helping define and review research projects.


Commenting on the appointment, Dr John Holah said: The appointment is a real honour and I’m delighted that I will be working with Cardiff Metropolitan University on its Food Safety and Technology programmes and sharing the knowledge that I have gathered throughout my career, especially my work at Holchem, to the students and research staff.  The work I hope to carry out with the University will provide an insight into the safety of food manufacturing and food service operations and will also significantly benefit Holchem and the application of its products and services.  I’m looking forward to welcoming some of the students from the Food Safety course to gain vital industry experience here at our Pilsworth site.

Director of Cardiff Met’s ZERO2FIVE  Food Industry Centre, David Lloyd said: We are very pleased to appoint John as an Honorary Professor of Food Safety here at Cardiff Met. We draw on the knowledge of a range of experts in order to provide food businesses with advice and support to enable them to compete more effectively. Our areas of expertise cover Food Safety, Food Legislation, Environmental Health, Trading Standards, Food Science, Nutrition, Dietetics, New Product Development and Biomedical Sciences. John has a great deal of knowledge and experience to share and we look forward to working with him further.