A key concept within risk management is uncertainty which needs to be handled both at a statistical level within technical risk assessment and exposure models; but also needs to be understood within the two-way interaction with various stakeholders as part of the risk management process. Stakeholders may vary from specialist risk managers through to members of the public. What has been lacking in this research area in the past is the integration between the best available modelling of technical risk assessments with social science inputs on participation processes, consumer behaviour and effective risk communication.

The project will be based on three case studies representing different types of risk: chemical contamination, microbial contamination and a crisis scenario. At a technical level procedures will be used to model not only the risk to members of the public but also to develop measures of the uncertainties in those estimates of risk, taking account of interactions throughout the food chain and also the likely impact of risk information on consumer behaviour. The best ways of communicating risks both to members of the public and risk managers will be investigated and throughout the research stakeholder groups will be involved both to define the interfaces needed and to evaluate the outcomes from the project.



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Stakeholder participation in the management and communication of food chain risks

Author: A. Liddon Date: Thursday, August 20, 2009 Other publication/report

Tools for assessing and managing food chain risks

Author: G. Barker Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2009 Conference paper/presentation

Bayesian modeling of measurement errors and pesticide concentration in dietary risk assessments

Author: Marc Kennedy Date: Thursday, January 1, 2009 Journal article

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Non-technical summary

Author: Richard Shepherd Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2008 Research summary

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Full research report

Author: Richard Shepherd Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2008 Full research report

Use of web-based group decision support for crisis management

Creator: Nan Zhang Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Seminar/workshop

Participation and food chain risks : group decision and negotiation (GDN)

Creator: Simon French Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Seminar/workshop

Embedding decision analysis into e-participation and e-democracy

Creator: Simon French Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Seminar/workshop

How can personality affect the risks we take? : a closer look into food risks and consumer behaviour

Creator: Martina Petkov Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Seminar/workshop

Implementing public engagement in risk communication : researching knowledge of food chain risks

Creator: Angela Cassidy Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Seminar/workshop

"All we have to do is make them partners..." investigating knowledge of food chain risks

Creator: Angela Cassidy Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Seminar/workshop

How will personality affect the risks you take? – a closer look into food risks and consumer behaviour

Creator: Martina Petkov Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Seminar/workshop

Variability and uncertainty in the Campylobacter load and the corresponding risk in consumption of poultry in the UK

Creator: Pradeep Malakar Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Seminar/workshop

Food safety

Creator: Pradeep Malakar Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Seminar/workshop

Introduction to microbiological risk assessment

Creator: Pradeep Malakar Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Seminar/workshop

Modelling food safety : predictive microbiology, risk assessment and QMRA

Creator: Pradeep Malakar Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Seminar/workshop

Modeling food safety and risk assessment

Creator: Pradeep Malakar Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Seminar/workshop

Probabilistic modeling in food safety assessment

Creator: Pradeep Malakar Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Seminar/workshop

Network representation of disease risk from foods

Creator: Pradeep Malakar Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Seminar/workshop

Food safety management and its impact on the rural economy

Creator: Gary Barker Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Seminar/workshop

Evaluation of e-participation

Recipient: Nan Zhang Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Thesis/dissertation

Risk communication in food supply chains to the public : representing dietary pesticide exposure on the web

Recipient: M. Schlabitz Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Thesis/dissertation

Multi-stakeholder participation in decision-making

Recipient: C. Mohr Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Thesis/dissertation

Interactive web tool to model the food chain and its risks

Recipient: C. Dain Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Thesis/dissertation

Assessing the risk to UK children from carbendazim residues in apple products

Author: Mel Holmes Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2008 Journal article

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Start date
Tuesday, February 1, 2005
End date
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Grant holder
Professor Richard Shepherd
Co-applicants
Professor Simon French
Dr Gary Barker
Dr Andrew Hart
Grant amount
$792,932.42
Grant reference
RES-224-25-0090
Discipline
Interdisciplinary Studies
Grant type