Member profile

Dr Hamid Goddusi

Last updated: 21 July 2021

Dr Hamid B. Ghoddusi is a senior food scientist/microbiologist for over 20 years. He is currently the Head of Microbiology Research Unit (MRU) and the leader of food safety and gastrointestinal microbiology and probiotic/prebiotic research group at London Metropolitan University. He is also the Director of the postgraduate programs in food science. Dr Ghoddusi holds a PhD degree in food science (microbiology) from Reading University, MSc in food science / microbiology & BSc in food science and technology. He has worked with food sector as R&D consultant in dairy industry for seven years and is currently a freelance advisor to food industry.

Dr Ghoddusi has served ACNFP since July 2016 as the gut microbiologist and food safety advisor. He was also appointed as a reserved member of CEP panel, European Food Safety Authority, Italy, since 2018.

Register of interests

In line with FSA policy and established good practice for accessing external expertise, Scientific Advisory Committee members are required to declare any personal or non-personal interests which represent a real or potential conflict in respect of general or specific aspects of work undertaken. Interests will be managed in accordance with the FSA’s policy and guidance. 

If members have interests not specified in these notes, but which they believe could be regarded as influencing their advice or other work for FSA, they should declare them. However, members are not under any obligation to search out interests of which they might reasonably not be aware. For example, either through being unaware of all the interests of family members, or of not being aware of links between one company and another. 


Personal Interests

Category of Interest

Organisation / Body and Nature of Interest 

Direct employment

London Metropolitan University (2007 to present)

Other fee-paid work from relevant organisations, consultancies

Occasional ad hoc consultancy (2018 to present)


Personal Interests

Category of Interest       

Organisation / Body and Nature of Interest 

Membership, affiliation, trusteeships or decision-making position with relevant organisations

CEP Panel Member (reserve) (2018)