Distinguished Professor (Retiring July 2020)
MBA: Monash University, Australia
Postdoc: University of Calgary, Canada
Postdoc: University of Toronto, Canada
PhD: Massey University, New Zealand
BSc: Glasgow University, Scotland
Office: Lawson Health Research Institute, F3-106
Phone: 519.646.6100 x65256
Area of Study:
Probiotic applications to humans and other life-forms
-Development of probiotics to counter environmental toxins
-Development of a novel application to improve urogenital health in women
Research has led to 29 patents, > 550 publications, > 36,600 citations, and >650 talks in 54 countries. Google Scholar H factor 102. Faculty 1000 member. He has been a reviewer for 118 journals and 48 agencies and is widely cited by the media.
An internationally renowned expert on probiotics, he has helped developed novel probiotic therapies used by millions people around the world, including via community ‘kitchens’ in Africa.
He has received an Honorary Doctorate from Orebro University, Distinguished Alumni award from Massey University, a Canadian Society for Microbiologists Career Award and Western University’s highest accolade of Distinguished Professor.