Projects per year
Key Research Interests and Expertise
Researching methods to determine the geographical origin of foods and other materials by combining bio-element stable isotope ratios with trace element data and phylogeographic data. Developing methods based on bio-element stable isotope ratios combined with trace element data to verify different agricultural practices used in food production.
Developing on-line degradation techniques combined with CF-IRMS to determine intra-molecular isotope ratios.
Developing the application of isotopically labelled pollutants in Brownfield sites to monitor natural attenuation.
The application of Metabolomic analysis in food origin assignment.
Forensic and CBRN applications of stable isotope analysis.
Stable isotope ecology
Management of the Science Faculty Research Technical Support Team
Honorary Lecturer, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia.
Emeritus Fellow – Food Authenticity and Quality; the Food & Environment Research Agency.
Member of the Editorial Board of the Elsevier journal “Food Chemistry”.
Member of the Defra Authenticity Methodology Working Group.
Dec 2013 - present: Science Faculty Research Laboratory Manager, UEA
Apr 2013 - Nov 2013: Senior Research Fellow, Food & Environment Research Agency, York.
May 2010 - Mar 2013: Research Leader, Stable Isotope Analysis, Food & Environment Research Agency, York
July 2009 to April 2010: Director of Food Forensics Ltd
Oct 2003 to Jun 2009: Senior Scientific Officer, Institute of Food Research, Norwich
Jul 2001 to Sep 2003: Senior Research Associate, School of Environmental Science, UEA, Norwich
Aug 1999 to Jun 2001: Senior Scientific Officer, The Central Science Laboratory, York
Aug 1996 to Jul 1999: Higher Scientific Officer, The Central Science Laboratory, Norwich
Aug 1990 to Jul 1996: Scientific Officer, MAFF Food Science Laboratory, Norwich
Jan 1987 to Jul 1990: Instrument Laboratory Technician, Rhone Poulenc Agriculture, Norwich
Kelly, S. D., Tang, X. & Reid, B. J., Dec 2017, In : Journal of Environmental Sciences. 62, p. 39-48
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile6 Citations (Scopus)41 Downloads (Pure)
Resource availability affects individual niche variation and its consequences in group-living European badgers Meles melesRobertson, A., Mcdonald, R. A., Delahay, R. J., Kelly, S. D. & Bearhop, S., 1 May 2015, In : Oecologia. 178, 1, p. 31-43
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article23 Citations (Scopus)
The impact of environmental factors on molecular and stable isotope compositions of n-alkanes in Mediterranean extra virgin olive oilsMihailova, A., Abbado, D., Kelly, S. D. & Pedentchouk, N., 15 Apr 2015, In : Food Chemistry. 173, p. 114-121 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article24 Citations (Scopus)
Verifying the provenance of rice using stable isotope ratio and multi-element analyses: a feasibility studyLi, A., Keely, B., Chan, S. H., Baxter, M., Rees, G. & Kelly, S., 1 Jan 2015, In : Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops and Foods. 7, 3, p. 343-354
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article10 Citations (Scopus)