General

Members of the ACAF

Last updated: 16 February 2024

The Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs comprises an independent chair and fourteen independent members.

Click on the members of the ACAF below to find out their interests and what they're currently working on:

Professor Nicholas Jonsson (Chair)

Professor Nicholas Jonsson is the professor of Animal Health and Production in the School of Biodiversity, One Health and Veterinary Medicine, at the University of Glasgow.

Martin Briggs

Martin Briggs is a feed industry expert with over 46 years’ experience in farm animal feeds. He has a degree in Applied Biology and is currently an independent feed industry consultant. He was previously  employed as a Technical Manager for GLW Feeds Ltd, a large multi-species compound feed manufacturer, with previous roles as Mill and Operations Managers.

Professor Emily Burton

Emily Burton is Professor of Sustainable Food Production and co-lead for Nottingham Trent University Sustainable Futures Research Theme. She has worked alongside the poultry industry on research programmes for 25 years and now leads the University’s Poultry Nutrition Research Unit. 

Professor Katrina Campbell

Professor Katrina Campbell is a Professor in Food Security and Diagnostics within the Institute for Global Food Security, School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast.

Professor Matthew Fisher

Professor Matthew Fisher is a Professor of fungal disease epidemiology in the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis, Imperial College London School of Public Health. He has over 25 years of experience working on one-health aspects of fungal epidemiology, microbiome biology, microbial genetics and antimicrobial resistance.

Hannah Kane

Ms Hannah Kane has over 11 years experience in the feed and food industry specifically in the Agri supply trade industry. She has a BSc (Hons) degree in Nutrition from the Robert Gordon University and CQFW Level 7 in Livestock Nutrition & Feeding from the University of Reading and is currently working as a Quality, Health & Safety Deputy for Cefetra Ltd.

Susan MacDonald

Susan MacDonald is a chemical safety scientist with over 32 years’ experience working on analysis and providing advice and training on mycotoxins and natural toxins in food and feed. 

Dr Oonagh Markey

Dr Oonagh Markey is a Senior Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences at the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Reading.

Christine McAlinden

Christine McAlinden a Board-Certified Toxicologist with over 25 years’ experience in the testing and assessment of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, feed additives, cosmetics and biocides.

Dr Donald Morrison

Dr Donald Morrison is a microbiologist of 30 years’ plus experience working in the field of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Derek Renshaw

Derek Renshaw is an independent toxicologist with over 40 years of experience of assessing the safety of materials, with particular reference to the chemical safety of substances to which humans might be exposed.

Dr Michael Salter

Dr. Michael Salter was a scientific advisor to the senior leadership team of AB Agri Ltd. For in excess of 9 years he worked as an innovation scout and research manager for AB Agri looking to understand innovation in the commercial livestock industry.

Dr Adam Smith

Dr Adam Smith holds a B.Sc. in Animal Sciences from the University of London and a Ph.D. in Poultry Nutrition from Harper Adams University. He has over 27 years’ experience of working in the global animal nutrition industry for market leading companies operating in the feed premix and additive space.

Dr Helen Warren

Dr Helen Warren achieved her primary degree in Animal Science from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, followed by her PhD in fatty acids in beef from the Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences at the University of Bristol.

Dr Nick Wheelhouse

Dr Nick Wheelhouse is currently an Associate Professor and Research Lead in Microbiology at Edinburgh Napier University, he holds a BSc in Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition from Newcastle University and a PhD in Animal Science from the University of Aberdeen.