Dr Lesley Duffy

Research Microbiologist

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Lesley has undertaken research on foodborne pathogens such as E. coli O157, Listeria, Salmonella and Campylobacter. Her research projects have included the ecology of E. coli O157 and Salmonella in red meat production systems including beef, sheep and goat; source tracking of Listeria in cooked meat and ready-to-eat food production facilities and the survival of E. coli O157 during the manufacture of fermented meat products. Lesley’s current research project has examined the ecology of Campylobacter during poultry processing and the selection of specific genotypes through this process. She has an ongoing interest in bacterial stress and survival through food production systems

Current Roles

  • Project Leader
    Selection, stress and survival of Campylobacter through poultry processing

Academic Qualifications

  • 2019

    The University of Queensland

  • 1988

    B App Sc Microbiology/Biochemistry

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • Designated shipper of class 6.2 dangerous goods

  • Fire Warden

  • AQIS Manager


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