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Dr Alison Kelly

Associate Professor in Microbiology

About

Microbiology became tangible once I started work as an Assistant Scientific Officer at the Institute of Food Research, Reading within the rapid methods section of the microbiology department. At IFR I worked on a variety of projects investigating rapid isolation and detection methods for category 2 food-borne pathogens such as Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella species. The institute was a forwarding thinking employer and it was common for those without specialist qualifications to achieve these on a part time basis whilst working. In this manner I achieved my first degree whilst I subsequently completed my PhD on Campylobacter jejuni at Reading University before joining Kingston in 2005 as a lecturer. I am Course Director for the BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences degree at Kingston which was recently awarded Royal Society of Biology accreditation. Originally a food microbiologist/microbial physiologist, I continue to pursue research in medical and veterinary microbiology.

Areas of specialism

  • Microbiology
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Food Microbiology
  • Novel antibacterials
  • Biofilms
  • Catechins

Qualifications

  • 2006-2008: Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Kingston University (Dist)
  • 1995-1999: PhD in Microbiology, Food Microbial Sciences Unit, University of Reading
  • 1989-1994: BSc (Hons) Biology and Food Science and Nutrition (First class), Oxford Brookes University

Professional membership

Member of the Society for Applied Microbiology

Publications

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Number of items: 14.

Article

Holloway, A. C., Mueller-Harvey, I., Gould, S. W. J., Fielder, M. D., Naughton, D. P. and Kelly, A. P. (2015) Heat treatment enhances the plant phenolic (+)-catechin, a weak antimicrobial agent when combined with copper sulphate. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 61(4), pp. 381-389. ISSN (print) 0266-8254

Gresley, Adam le, Kenny, Jackie, Cassar, Claire, Kelly, Alison, Sinclair, Alex and Fielder, Mark D (2012) The application of high resolution diffusion NMR to the analysis of manuka honey. Food Chemistry, 135(4), pp. 2879-86. ISSN (print) 0308-8146

Holloway, Andrew, Mueller-Harvey, Irene, Gould, Simon W. G., Fielder, Mark D., Naughton, Declan P. and Kelly, Alison F. (2012) The effect of copper(ii), iron(ii) sulphate, and vitamin C combinations on the weak antimicrobial activity of (+)-catechin against Staphylococcus aureus and other microbes. Metallomics : integrated biometal science, 4(12), pp. 1280-1286. ISSN (print) 1756-5901

Holloway, Andrew C., Gould, Simon W. J., Fielder, Mark D., Naughton, Declan P. and Kelly, Alison F (2011) Enhancement of antimicrobial activities of whole and sub-fractionated white tea by addition of copper (II) sulphate and vitamin C against 'Staphylococcus aureus'; a mechanistic approach. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 11(1), p. 115. ISSN (online) 1472-6882

Money, P., Kelly, A.F., Gould, S.W.J, Denholm-Price, J., Threlfall, E.J. and Fielder, M. (2010) Cattle, weather and water: mapping Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections in humans in England and Scotland. Environmental Microbiology, 12(10), pp. 2633-2644. ISSN (print) 1462-2912

Gould, Simon WJ, Fielder, Mark D, Kelly, Alison F and Naughton, Declan P (2009) Anti-microbial activities of pomegranate rind extracts: enhancement by cupric sulphate against clinical isolates of S. aureus, MRSA and PVL positive CA-MSSA. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 9(23), ISSN (online) 1472-6882

Gould, S W J, Fielder, M D, Kelly, A F, El Sankary, W and Naughton, D P (2009) Antimicrobial pomegranate rind extracts: enhancement by Cu(II) and vitamin C combinations against clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. British Journal of Biomedical Science, 66(3), pp. 129-132. ISSN (print) 0967-4845

Gould, Simon W. J., Fielder, Mark D., Kelly, Alison F., Morgan, Marina, Kenny, Jackie and Naughton, Declan P. (2009) The antimicrobial properties of copper surfaces against a range of important nosocomial pathogens. Annals of Microbiology, 59(1), pp. 151-156. ISSN (print) 1590-4261

McCarrell, Erin M, Gould, Simon WJ, Fielder, Mark D, Kelly, Alison F, El Sankary, Waffa and Naughton, Declan P (2008) Antimicrobial activities of pomegranate rind extracts: enhancement by addition of metal salts and vitamin C. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 8(64), pp. 1-7. ISSN (online) 1472-6882

Stokes, David J., Kelly, Alison F., Gould, Simon W. J., Cassar, Claire A. and Fielder, Mark D. (2008) The withdrawal of antimicrobial treatment as a mechanism for defeating resistant microorganisms. FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology, 53(3), pp. 300-305. ISSN (print) 0928-8244

Mackey, B.M., Kelly, Alison F., Colvin, J.A., Robbins, P.T. and Fryer, P.J. (2006) Predicting the thermal inactivation of bacteria in a solid matrix: simulation studies on the relative effects of microbial thermal resistance parameters and process conditions. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 107(3), pp. 295-303. ISSN (online) 0168-1605

Martinez-Rodriguez, A., Kelly, Alison F., Park, S.F. and Mackey, B.M. (2004) Emergence of variants with altered survival properties in stationary phase cultures of Campylobacter jejuni. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 90(3), pp. 321-329. ISSN (online) 0168-1605

Kelly, Alison F., Martinez-Rodriguez, A., Bovill, R.A. and Mackey, B.M. (2003) Description of a "phoenix" phenomenon in the growth of Campylobacter jejuni at temperatures close to the minimum for growth. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 69(8), pp. 4975-4978. ISSN (online) 1098-5336

Kelly, Alison F., Park, Simon F., Bovill, Richard and Mackey, Bernard M. (2001) Survival of Campylobacter jejuni during stationary phase: evidence for the absence of a phenotypic stationary phase response. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 67(5), pp. 2248-2254. ISSN (online) 1098-5336

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