16th December 2005




A University of Lincoln professor is retiring after a successful career as a food expert.


Tony Taylor has been a Professor of Food Sciences at the University of Lincoln for over 20 years.


He graduated with a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Wales, in Cardiff, and joined the university in Grimsby in 1974 when it was Humberside College of Higher Education.


 “I have thoroughly enjoyed my career, it has been exciting and varied and has allowed me to meet a wide variety of people, and to travel the world,” said Professor Taylor. “I would definitely recommend it as a career.”


He was awarded the Chair in Food Science while working in the Department of Food Science and Technology in Grimsby. The Chair was initially partly sponsored by the Borough of Great Grimsby, helping to promote Grimsby as the Food Town of Europe.


He organised the successful series of five European Fish Processing Conferences at Great Grimsby Town Hall which attracted speakers and delegates from all over the world.


Professor Taylor has worked as a consultant for many different organisations, notably for Northern Foods in Grimsby, the United Nations in China and the European Union in Brussels.


He has also held the post of external examiner for research degrees at six UK universities, including the University of Nottingham.


 “Professor Taylor has made an enormous contribution to the university in terms of teaching, research and in his many collaborative ventures overseas,” said Professor Brian McGaw, Dean of the Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences at the University of Lincoln.


Professor Taylor intends to maintain his links with the university and will return in the New Year as a Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Technology. He will continue to supervise his research team and to teach Food Science on a part-time basis.


For more information contact:  Becky Stonham, Press Office Assistant

01522 886042                         rstonham@lincoln.ac.uk