Dr Nicola Elviss

Nicola Elviss is the Unit Head of the PHE Food, Water and Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, London.

After studying for a BSc in Biological Sciences with Honours in Microbiology at the University of Edinburgh, Nicola went on to study for a PhD investigating antibiotic resistance in Helicobacter pylori with the Public Health Laboratory Service at the University of Greenwich. She joined the Health Protection Agency (now PHE) in 2003 as a Research Scientist working with the pathogens Campylobacter species and Salmonella species. In 2006 Nicola became the Lead Scientist for the HPA Food, Water and Environmental Microbiology Laboratory in Leeds, becoming the Unit Head in 2009. In 2010, she moved to be Unit Head at the Food, Water and Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, Birmingham, before taking the same role at the London Laboratory in 2012.

Nicola is a Food Examiner and has broad experience in food-, water- and environment-borne pathogen microbiology. Her personal research interests include Campylobacter species, Salmonella Typhi, antimicrobial resistance and food-borne viruses.