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Lecturer and Course Manager, Advanced Practitioner, HE Food Quality Manager
Debbie started her career with a national dairy company involved in quality assurance and then progressed to production management for a large, private dairy. Debbie has been with Reaseheath for a number of years primarily involved in improving commercial capability and managing the food processing halls before starting her teaching career. Debbie completed BSc (Hons) Food Technology in Education at University of Chester, and went on to study PgDip in Public Health Nutrition. Debbie is a member of the Institute for Science and Dairy Technology and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
- Health and nutrition.
- Food safety and quality.
Lecturer and Course Manager
Lisa completed BSc (Hons) (1st class) in Biochemistry with Biology and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering. Lisa has an extensive history in applied research and laboratory management.
Novel identification of LYVE-1 positive macrophages in rheumatoid synovial tissue.
Lisa Rump, Derek Mattey, Oksana Kehoe, Jim Middleton
Open Journal of Rheumatology and Autoimmune Diseases, 2016, 6, 74-78
Endothelial CC chemokine expression in the human rheumatoid synovium
Lisa Rump, Derek Mattey, Oksana Kehoe, Jim Middleton
Cytokine, 2017 Sept, 97:133-140
“An assessment of CC chemokines present on the microvasculature of synovial tissue in patients with rheumatoid arthritis”, Lisa Rump-Goodrich, Derek Mattey and Jim Middleton, Rheumatology, 2012, 51 (suppl 3): iii140-iii184.
“Differential Generation of CC Chemokines at Microvascular Endothelial Cells of Blood and Lymphatic Vessels Under Inflammatory Conditions”, Lisa Rump-Goodrich, Derek Mattey, Oksana Kehoe, Alison Cartwright and Jim Middleton, Rheumatology, 2013, 52 (suppl 1): i135-i172.
“Dysregulation of CC Chemokines at Microvascular Endothelial Cells of Blood and Lymphatic Vessels Under Inflammatory Conditions”, Lisa Rump-Goodrich, Ayman Askari, Derek Mattey, Jim Middleton, Arthritis & Rheumatology, 2014, Special Issue: ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting Abstract Supplement. 66, Issue S10, pages S1-S140.
“Assessment of aggrecanase- and MMP-driven cartilage degradation following MSC treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis”, Alasdair D Kay, Sweta S Parida, Andrei Stefan, Lisa Rump, Jim Middleton and Oksana Kehoe, European Cells and Materials, 2015, Vol 29. Supp 3:70.
Lisas hobbies include working in her allotment garden and camping with her family.
Lecturer and Course Manager
Daniel was awarded a BSc in food science and technology as well as an engineering title (Ingenieur) by Technische Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Germany. Daniel then completed MSc in Food Technology with Quality Assurance from the University of Reading, UK. Daniel is in his final year towards a PhD in Chemical Engineering (part time) at the University of Birmingham.
In addition, Daniel has worked for numerous years in the food industry in Germany and the UK, including companies such as Weetabix and Kuchenmeister GmbH. Further, Daniel was the Chief Technology Officer, Director and Co-Founder of Rheality Ltd, a technology and spinout company that has developed a novel rheometric device.
- Food physics
- Fluid mechanics
- Nondestructive evaluation methods
- Acoustic emissions
- Applied machine learning
- Formulation engineering
- Tribology of foods
Association of German Food Technologists (GDL e.V.)
Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE)
Institute of Physics (IOP)Chairperson Engineering for Food and Drinks Special Interest Group, IAgrE
Co-Chair CAETS Agri-food, RAEng
Distinguished Scientist in Chemical Engineering, RAIB 2020/ Precious Cornerstone University (2020)
Hefft, D. I., Higgins, S. (2021). Food industry and engineering-Quo vadis?. Journal of Food Process Engineering, e13766, 1-4. DOI: 10.1111/jfpe.13766.
Baronti, L., Castellani, M., Hefft, D. I., Alberini, F. (2021). Neural network identification of water pipe blockage from smart embedded passive acoustic measurements. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 1-19. DOI: 10.1002/cjce.24202.
Adetunji C. O., Ayeni A. E., Olaniyan O. T., Akram M., Ubi B. E., Islam S., Laila U., Ajaz M., Palnam W. D., Thangadurai D., Michael O. S., Adetunji J. B., Khan F. S., Hefft D. I. (2021). Current Trends in the Detection of Foodborne Pathogens and Maintenance of Microbial Food Safety and Quality Based on Ribosomal RNA Approaches. In: Thangadurai D., Nollet L. M. L., Islam S., Sangeetha J. (eds) Sequencing Technologies in Microbial Food Safety and Quality, CRC Press, Boca Raton. DOI: 10.1201/9780429329869-15.
Adetunji C. O., Palnam W. D., Adetunji J. B., Ubi B. E., Ayeni A. E., Thangadurai D., Akram M., Khan F. S., Michael O. S., Olaniyan O. T., Temidayo A. K., Islam S., Adebisi A. K., Hefft D. I. (2021). Single Cell Sequencing of Microbial Species. In: Thangadurai D., Nollet L. M. L., Islam S., Sangeetha J. (eds) Sequencing Technologies in Microbial Food Safety and Quality, CRC Press, Boca Raton. DOI: 10.1201/9780429329869-15.
Nwankwo W., Adetunji C. O., Ukhurebor K. E., Panpatte D. G., Makinde A. S., Hefft D. I. (2021). Recent Advances in Application of Microbial Enzymes for Biodegradation of Waste and Hazardous Waste Material. In: Adetunji C. O., Panpatte D. G., Jhala Y. K. (eds) Microbial Rejuvenation of Polluted Environment. Microorganisms for Sustainability, vol 27. Springer, Singapore. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-7459-7_3
Alberini, F., Hefft, D. I., Forte, G. (2020). Identifying Liquid Rheological Properties from Acoustic Signals. Patent: WO/2020/260889.
Hefft, D. I., Alberini, F. (2020). A step towards the live identification of pipe obstructions with the use of passive acoustic emission and supervised machine learning. Biosystems Engineering, 191(2020), 48-59. DOI: 10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2019.12.015.
Hefft, D. I., Alberini F. (2019). The Application of Passive Acoustic Emission Sensing to Identify Rheological Changes in a Fully Flooded Pipe. Conference: AIChE Annual Meeting, Orlando (FL).
Hefft, D. I. (2019). Für ein erfolgreiches Scale-up: Live-Messungen zur kontinuierlichen Überwachung von Rheologie und Durchfluss. Lebensmitteltechnik, 10/19, 36-37.
Hefft, D. I., Alberini, F. (2019). Rheological characterisation of foods. Food Science and Technology, 33(3), 34-36. DOI: 10.1002/fsat.3303_9.x.
Hefft, D. I., Alberini, F. (2019). Höre auf Deinen Prozess: Rheologie von Ein‐ und Mehrphasensystemen live im Prozess überwachen. CITplus, 22(9), 21-22. DOI: 10.1002/citp.201900911.
Hefft, D. I., Antonelli M., Alberini F. (2019). Linking Acoustic Emission signals to 2D-PIV results to monitor fluid flow in pipes. Conference: 15th International Conference on Fluid Control, Measurements, and Visualization (FLUCOME 2019), Naples.
Hefft, D.I., Alberini F. (2019). Creating a predictive model for acoustic emission data in pipe flow. Conference: Bear Annual Conference, Birmingham (UK).
Hefft, D. I. (2018). Functionality of a bio-compostable food contact material on rice straw base for the intended use of pizza storage. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 42(8), 1-6. DOI: 10.1111/jfpp.13676.
Hefft, D. I. (2018). Effects of Chitosan-Coated Paperboard Trays on the Botrytis cinerea Formation and Sensory Quality of Bilberries (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) and Redcurrants (Ribes rubrum L.). International Journal of Fruit Science, 18(3), 300-306. DOI: 10.1080/15538362.2017.1411863
Hefft, D. I. (2017). Developments and Properties of Plastic Mimicking Biopolymers for Food Packaging Application. Journal of Applied Packaging Research, 9(2),47-60.
Eden Course Manager and Processing Hall Manager
Mike completed a HND in Food and Dairy Technology, AET & CET teacher training, Food Safety and HACCP. Mike has many years of industry experience including factory and production management at Nantwich Cheese factory, Robert Wiseman Dairies, Dairy Farmers of Britain and Northern Foods.
- Environmental Sustainability
- Supply Chain
- Resource Management
- Sports – Liverpool FC and Boston Celtics
- Former Manchester Giants basketball player
Food Centre Manager and Lecturer
Nick completed BSc in Food Industry Management, and PGCE. Nick manages the Food Centre, and has food industry experience.
Dot completed MSc Meat Science and Technology at University of Bristol, and has been teaching at Reaseheath since 2000. Dots previous career was in the “Red meat Industry” as Technical Manager and Account Management.
Singing in a local band, reading Thrillers.