Simon Kelly

Dr Simon Kelly is a Food Safety Specialist in the United Nations Joint FAO/IAEA Centre of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, Vienna, Austria. He has been actively involved in applied and adaptive research with stable isotope, elemental analyses and complementary techniques to determine the authenticity of foods with respect to the presence of adulterants, geographical and production origin for over 25 years. He previously participated in several major European food authenticity projects and currently coordinates several international projects to build food authenticity research and technical capacity in developing countries, with a strong emphasis on simplifying and improving accessibility to analytical methods. He has previously held positions at the UK’s Food and Environment Research Agency and the Institute of Food Research. Dr Kelly is a member of the UK’s Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Food Authenticity Methodology Working Group. He gained his degree in Chemistry from Anglia Polytechnic in 1992 and completed his PhD in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia in 2002, where he holds an honorary lectureship. Dr. Kelly is a Chartered Chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.