Valerie Edwards-Jones, UK
Are essential oils a real alternative for antibiotics?
Val Edwards-Jones is Emeritus Professor of Medical Microbiology at Manchester Metropolitan University, Clinical Director at MelBec Microbiology Ltd, Lancashire; an independent microbiology company and Technical Director of Microsan Ltd, a company producing natural cleaning products using essential oils (FRESSION).
A forty year career in Microbiology, she has nineteen years in the NHS and twenty one as an academic researcher. Her research interests are wound infection, toxic shock syndrome, alternative treatment strategies, essential oils as antimicrobial agents and rapid diagnosis of infection using mass spectrometry. She is consultant Microbiologist for the Channel TV show Embarrassing Bodies.