Agricultural, Food & Nutritional science
He completed his B.Sc in 1993, MSc in 1995. He received his PhD in 2009. He is working at Massey University from 1995-2001 as technician then promoted as Assistant leturure. From 2004-2008 he worked as tutor and currently he is working as Lectururre from 2009.
Jon’s research interests predominantly cover bacterial attachment and biofilm formation in the food industry. He has a particular interest in the bacterial adaptation and persistence observed in many food production sites after cleaning and sanitation. Other interests include medical biofilms commonly found on medical implants, bacterial attachment to fresh cut fruit and vegetables. A recent opportunity to be involved in a PhD project involving mycotoxin contamination of fish projects has also rekindled an interest in mycotoxin production by fungi.