Congratulations to Dr Matthew Davies on his new appointment to Head of Technical Department.
As well as being the Head of Technical Department at Killgerm Chemicals Ltd, Matthew is also the Technical Editor for Pest Control News, leads the CRRU UK Training and Certification Work Group, was the Chair of the 9th International Conference on Urban Pests 2017 and holds a PhD from Aston University.
He studied for a Bsc (Hons) in Biology (with a year in industry at the Food and Environment Research Agency), at the University of York.
At Killgerm, Matthew advises on all aspects of public health pest control, particularly entomology, and provides pest control training, product testing, insect identification, pest control audits and technical literature.
His PhD research was on the isolation and characterisation of bacteria associated with flying insects in hospitals and he continues to collaborate with Aston University, currently co-supervising a PhD student investigating ‘The acquisition, incubation and transfer of bacteria by household insects and other arthropods.’
Matthew commented, “I’m delighted to take on the role of leading the UK technical department of Killgerm Chemicals after accruing over 12 years of valuable experience in the industry. We have a superb technical team and will continue to provide the best possible technical support to our customers and the wider industry.”