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Dr Ceri Gwyther

Profile summary

  • Academic Related Staff
  • Project Officer (Microbiology)
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Deanery
  • Laboratory Support
  • ceri.gwyther

Professional biography

Ceri joined the OU in 2015 and is the Project Officer responsible for the day to day management of the Bioaerosols Laboratory and Anaerobic Microbiology Laboratories. Ceri manages the commercial side of the laboratory and supports the academics in their bioaerosol and microbiological research. Ceri is a registered Biosafety Practitioner (Level 1), a member of the Society of Applied Microbiology and is a Chartered Waste Manager.

Research interests

Ceri’s current research interests are focussed on two areas. Firstly, the implications of bioaerosols on the health of both the public and those working in the waste industry and secondly, how the viable but nonculturable fraction of bacteria can potentially be a hidden cause of infection. Ceri is currently working on a HEIF-funded project to improve the detection of the airborne pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus.

Publications

A study of the potential release of bioaerosols from containers as a result of reduced frequency residual waste collections (2017-01-15)
Gladding, Toni L. and Gwyther, Ceri L.
Science of the Total Environment, 576 (pp. 481-489)
Abundance and Distribution of Enteric Bacteria and Viruses in Coastal and Estuarine Sediments—a Review (2016-11-01)
Hassard, Francis; Gwyther, Ceri L.; Farkas, Kata; Andrews, Anthony; Jones, Vera; Cox, Brian; Brett, Howard; Jones, Davey L.; McDonald, James E. and Malham, Shelagh K.
Frontiers in Microbiology, 7, Article 1692
Changes in the physicochemical properties and enzymatic activity of waste during bioreduction of pig carcasses (2014)
Gwyther, Ceri L.; Jones, Davey L.; Gertler, Christoph; Edwards-Jones, Gareth and Williams, A. Prysor
Environmental Technology, 35(15) (pp. 1904-1915)
Bioreduction of Sheep Carcasses Effectively Contains and Reduces Pathogen Levels under Operational and Simulated Breakdown Conditions (2013)
Gwyther, Ceri L.; Jones, David L.; Golyshin, Peter N.; Edwards-Jones, Gareth; McKillen, John; McNair, Irene; McDonald, James E. and Williams, A. Prysor
Environmental Science & Technology, 47(10) (pp. 5267-5275)
Fate of pathogens in a simulated bioreduction system for livestock carcasses (2012-05)
Gwyther, Ceri L.; Jones, David L.; Golyshin, Peter N.; Edwards-Jones, Gareth and Williams, A. Prysor
Waste Management, 32(5) (pp. 933-938)
The environmental and biosecurity characteristics of livestock carcass disposal methods: A review (2011-04)
Gwyther, Ceri L.; Williams, A. Prysor; Golyshin, Peter N.; Edwards-Jones, Gareth and Jones, David L.
Waste Management, 31(4) (pp. 767-778)

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