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Richard Meldrum

Richard Meldrum

Associate Professor
EducationBSc, MPH, PhD, FRSPH
OfficeDCC-304, Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex
Phone416-979-5000, ext. 554621
Areas of ExpertiseFood safety; Food microbiology; Bacteriology.

Dr. Meldrum is unavailable to supervise Occupational and Public Health (MSc) students in 2024-2025.

I am a public health microbiologist with experience in both academia and front-line public health.

I hold a bachelor of science in Applied Microbiology from the University of Strathclyde, a master of Public Health from Cardiff University and a doctorate in Applied Biology from the University of Hull. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health.

Before taking up my current position at Toronto Met, I was head of the Food, Water and Environmental Service of Public Health Wales.

My major research interest is investigating the microbiological contamination of ready-to-eat food at the point of sale and consumption, with an emphasis on monitoring major food-borne pathogens.

  • ENH 333: Introduction to Food Hygiene
  • ENH 433: Food Hygiene: Safe Food Handling
  • ENH 617: Applied Ecology