Professor Julian Cox


Julian obtained his Bachelor of Science, first class Honours and PhD degrees in microbiology at the University of Queensland, where his early research related to psychrotrophs in dairy products. He then worked in the egg industry, leading him to a Postdoctoral Fellowship at his alma mater investigating Salmonella Enteritidis. He then moved to UNSW Australia, first as a full-time researcher, then as a member of the academic staff. Still at UNSW, he is currently an Associate Professor in food microbiology and the Associate Dean (International) in the Faculty of Engineering. His research activities are diverse, ranging from higher education to foodborne pathogens and diagnostic methods; most importantly, he has worked in and with the poultry industry for over 25 years, investigating food safety and quality issues in both chicken meat and egg primary production and processing.