Keith is now retired but remains an Emeritus Fellow of the University and active as a consultant in medical microbiology and hygiene for a European commercial organization. He is also still involved with a current EU Tempus programme in Georgia, Azerbaijan and the Ukraine. When he was a Senior Academic his major teaching areas were Medical Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Health & Safety. He was the Campus Health and Safety Officer and the University Biological Safety Officer. He was the course leader for the Postgraduate Certificate Molecular Biology in Medicine by Distance Learning and Chair of the Campus Safety Management Team. He was also a member of the University Ethics Committee and Research Ethics Committee and a member of the Academics Conduct Group.
He was previously a Senior Lecturer in Microbiology at Harrow College of Higher Education and a Lecturer in Biology at Lincoln College of Technology. He was a Graduate Research Scienctist at the National Collection of Type Cultures at the Central Public Health Laboratory (HPA), London.
Keith has undertaken research consultancy for various companies both in the UK and abroad. These include:
AM Paper Group, UK.
Association of Makers of Soft Tissue Papers, Swindon, UK.
B&As Limited, Finchley, London, UK.
Deb Hygiene Limited, Belper, UK.
Elis Hygiene, Puteaux Cedex, Paris, France.
European Association for the Promotion of Hand Hygiene, Brussels, Belgium.
European Textile Services Association, Brussels, Belgium.
European Tissue Symposium, Brussels, Belgium.
Celtech, Swindon, UK.
Charles Turner & Company Limited, UK.
Goulds Limited, UK.
Gravitas Public Relations, Cheltenham, UK.
Grayling Public Relations, Bloomsbury, London, UK.
Inveresk plc, UK.
Jamont (UK) Limited, Sheffield and Bridgend, UK.
Kennedy Hygiene Limited, Uckfield, UK.
Kimberly-Clark (UK) Limited, Aylesbury, UK.
Kimberly-Clark (Europe) Limited, Mold, Clwyd, UK.
Kruger Tissue Limited, UK.
Lever Industrial International, Maarssen, Holland.
Manning, Selvage and Lee Public Relations, Victoria, London, UK.
Mondriaan Scientific, Beerse, Belgium.
Prudhoe Tissue Division, UK.
Redhill Biosensors Limited, UK.
SCA Hygiene Paper Limited, UK.
Scott Limited, UK.
Spray Systems Limited, Aylesbury, UK.
Swedish Institute for Food Research, Göteborg, Sweden (collaboration).
Textile Services Association, Harrow, UK.
The Public Relations Practice Ltd, Kensington, London, UK.
Awards and Grants
All from industrial sources, e.g. European Textile Services Association, Brussels, and the European Tissue Symposium, Brussels.
- Research for industry on domestic, healthcare and industrial hygiene, especially hand hygiene as affected by different hand cleansers and different hand-drying methods.
- Development of distance-learning programmes in molecular biology.
Current Research / Ongoing Projects
Studies of the hygiene and microbe dispersal of different hand-drying methods.