Ashleigh Macdonald

Personal photo - Ashleigh  Macdonald

Doctoral Student at the

Rex Richards Building, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QU


BSc(Hons) Food Bioscience, Glasgow Caledonian University, September 2013- May 2017
Worked for 1 year as a quality assurance techinican before starting as a doctoral student in October 2018


Food Security and Sustainable Industrial Agriculture
Long walks
Occasional running


My DPhil project will investigate ozone-mediated control of food spoilage and food-borne pathogens. This 4-year DPhil project will combine expertise in the Preston group (Oxford), the Holden group (James Hutton Institute) and Anacail Ltd. (Glasgow) to determine the impact of ozone treatment on the microbiota of fresh produce.
I completed a 12-week short project for my Honours degree. This was a 5 point nutritional comparison between protein bars with a whey protein source and protein bars with a cricket protein source.


Oxford University Press Prize for Biosciences 2017
Finalist in the Institute of Food Science & Technology Young Scientist of the Year- Scottish Branch 2017