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British Science Week – Career conversations with FSA scientists

British Science Week - Career conversations

With activity well underway for British Science Week, we wanted to shine a light on our scientists and help others connect to the interesting and varied work they do.

Melin Llynon - Not your run of the mill food business

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Richard from Melin Llynon holding a box of pastries in front of a windmill

We spoke to Richard from Melin Llynon, a pastry chef and chocolatier bringing new life to the last surviving windmill in Wales. He told us all about his relationship with his Environmental Health Officer from Isle of Anglesey County Council and how it’s helped him to achieve and maintain a top food hygiene rating.

And the winner of the RCVS Impact Award is... Collin Willson!

Collin Willson at the RCVS Awards Day. He is in front of a large screen that says "I am honoured to have been nominated by the BVA and veterinary colleagues for this award. It is a reflection of the continuing work by BVA to advance the understanding of animal welfare.

Earlier this month Collin Willson, Animal Welfare Veterinary Lead for the FSA in Wales, won the Impact Award from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. It recognises his long and impactful career in veterinary public health and food safety.

British Science Week - a day in the life of an FSA scientist

Left = Dr Sophie Hardy, Regulated Products Engagement and Partnership Coordinator, smiling in a pink jumper. Top right = Dr Erica Kintz, Senior Microbiological Risk Assessor, in sunglasses near a beach Bottom right = Mike Dickinson - Senior Chemical Risk Assessor, in a big woolly hat

"There is a place in science for everybody!" Find out about what drove Dr Erica Kintz, Dr Sophie Hardy, and Mike Dickinson to careers in science and what they get up to in their day jobs at the Food Standards Agency.