Simon Kelly

Simon Kelly


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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

Key Responsibilities

Management of the Science Faculty Research Technical Support Team

Professional Activities

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