• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

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Dr Bill Snelling holds a molecular microbiology PhD from Ulster University (2003).  Following research positions at University College Cork, Ulster University, Randox Toxicology, Queens University & the NHS (cancer trials), Bill was a microbiology researcher for the GCRF-SAFEWATER transdisciplinary project. 


Research Interests

Water microbiology & quality

Zoonotic pathogens

Antibiotic resistance

Microbiome & health


Professional memberships

Fellow of the Institute of Food Science & Technology

Chartered Scientist

Advance HE Fellow

STEM Fellow

Society for Applied Microbiology (since 2004)

Microbiology Society (since 2000)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice

Feb 2018Jan 2019

Award Date: 1 Jul 2019

PhD, The role of waterborne protozoa in the Campylobacter infection of intensively reared broilers

Oct 1999Oct 2002

Award Date: 30 Jun 2003

Master, Food Science & Microbiology, University of Strathclyde

Oct 1998Sept 1999

Award Date: 5 Nov 1999

Bachelor, BSc (Hons) 2:1 Science with Management Studies, Edinburgh Napier University

Oct 1994Jun 1998

Award Date: 9 Jul 1998

External positions

Cancer trials Data Manager, Belfast City Hospital Trust

Apr 2017Jan 2018

Research Scientist, Queen's University Belfast

Nov 2016Apr 2017

Part-time lecturer in Biomedical Sciences, Ulster Univresity

Dec 2015Oct 2016

Senior R&D Scientist, Randox Laboratories Ltd

Feb 2008Nov 2015

Medical Microbiology E-Tutor, Ulster Univresity

Jun 2007Sept 2015

Research Fellow, Ulster University

Dec 2006Jan 2008

Research Associate, Ulster University

Jan 2005Nov 2006

Research Fellow, University College Cork

Jan 2003Dec 2004


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