I am Head of the Food Databanks National Capability at the Quadram Institute (Norwich, UK) and President of EuroFIR (www.eurofir.org).  I am an experienced food and nutritional scientist and have published over 250 publications (h-index = 36) on a wide range of topics in food sciences and nutrition. I edited McCance & Widdowson’s ‘The Composition of Foods’ (7th Summary Edn; 2015) and developed an online tool for the UK’s CoFids with Public Health England (2019).

For most of my science career, I have been involved in a wide range of research in food, nutrition and health and explored ways to integrate food and consumer behaviour data into personalised nutrition dietary advices.

I have a broad range of experience in both national and European research projects and I am currently the Scientific Coordinator for the Food, Nutrition and Security Cloud EU project, as well as Co-lead FNHRI UK Node. I am Editor-In-Chief for Food Chemistry, and Trends in Food Science and Technology and I have provided expert advice to a number of bodies including the FSA, British Council, FAO and EU.

Member of Scientific Advisory Boards & Committees:          

 WHO EMRO Expert in food composition, intake, labelling and nutrition claims (2016- )

  • FOODforce, representative for IFR (2015-)
  • Chair, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), EU Menu Advisory Group, Parma, Italy (2012-15)
  • UK Expert, European Standarization Committee, CEN TC275 Working Group on Food Data, Uppsala, Sweden (2008-13)
  • National Expert, EU Joint Research Centre, Institute of Reference Materials and Measurements, Certification Advisory Panel on Small Organic Molecules and Operationally Defined Parameters in Food Analysis, Geel, Belgium (2008-13)
  • Review of research proposals and projects, DG Research, Commission of European Union, Brussels (2005- )

 Professional Activities and Societies Membership:                

  • Managing Director & President EuroFIR AISBL, Brussels, Belgium (MD: 2009; President: 2013 – )
  • Member, European Science Journal Editors (2013- )
  • Member Institute of Food Technologists (1997- ) and Member Nutrition Society, UK (1993- )
  • Editor, Food Chemistry (1995- ) and Editor-in-Chief, Trends in Food Science & Technology (1999- ), Elsevier Science Publishers, Oxford, UK

 Key Publications

Finglas P. M., Roe M., Pinchen H., Berry R., Church S.,Dodhia S K., Farron-Wilson M. and Swan G. (2015) McCance and Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods Seventh Summary Edition. Royal Society of Chemistry

Finglas P. M., Berry R., Astley S. (2014) Assessing and Improving the Quality of Food Composition Databases for Nutrition and Health Applications in Europe: The Contribution of EuroFIR Advances in Nutrition 5 p608S-614S

Roe M., Pinchen H., Church S., Elahi S., Walker M., Farron-Wilson M., Buttriss J., Finglas P. M. (2012) Trans fatty acids in a range of UK processed foods Food Chemistry 2012

Plumb J., Lyons J., Nørby K., Thomas M., Nørby E., Poms R., Restani P., Kiely M., Finglas P. M. (2016) ePlantLIBRA: a composition and biological activity database for bioactive compounds in plant food supplements Food Chemistry 193 p121

Kiely M., Black L., Plumb J. A., Kroon P. A., Hollman P. C., Larsen J. C., Speijers G. J., Kapsokefalou M., Sheehan D., Gry J., Finglas P. M. F. Eurofir eBASIS (Bioactive Substances in Food Information System):application for health claims submissions and evaluations (2010) Journal: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 64 pS101-107

King M. J., Brima E. I., Dainty J. R., Barrett D. A., Wright A. J., Willis G., Finglas P. M. (2012) Estimation of the folate apparent volume of distribution in humans Journal of Nutrition 142 p389-395

Blaurock J,Kaiser B,Stelzl T,Weech M,Fallaize R,Zenun Franco R,Hwang F,Lovegrove J,Finglas P,Gedrich K. (2021)

Dietary Quality in Vegetarian and Omnivorous Female Students in Germany: A Retrospective Study

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

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Finglas P., Hooson J., Hutchinson J., Warthon-Medina M., Hancock N., Greathead K., Knowles B., Vargas-Gracia E., Gibson L. E., Bush L. A., Margetts B., Robinson S., Ness A., Alwan N. A., Wark P. A., Roe M., Steer T., Page P., Johnson L., Roberts K., Amoutzopoulos B., Burley V. J., Greenwood D. C., Cade J. E.. (2020)

Taylor & Francis online Article: A systematic review of reviews identifying UK validated dietary assessment tools for inclusion on an interactive guided website for researchers: www.nutritools.org

Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

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Pinchen H., Church S., Strong M., Dimmack L., Powell N., Swan G., Finglas P.. (2020)

Nutrient content of key cuts of pork in the UK

Nutrition Bulletin

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Segovia Lizano D,Goossens J,Astley S,Berry R,Finglas P. (2020)


Agro Food Industry Hi Tech, 32

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Goossens J,Astley S,Mathijssen G,Simillion H,Finglas P,Segovia Lizano D. (2020)


Agro Food Industry Hi Tech, 32

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Plumb J,Durazzo A,Lucarini M,Camilli E,Turrini A,Marletta L,Finglas P. (2020)

Extractable and non-extractable antioxidants composition in the eBASIS database: a key tool for dietary assessment in human health and disease research.

Nutrients, Special Issue: Dietary Assessment in Human Health and Disease, 12(11), 3045

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Ene-Obong H., Schönfeldt H. C., Campaore E., Kimani A., Mwaisaka R., Vincent A., El Ati J., Kouebou P., Presser K., Finglas P., Charrondiere R.. (2019)

Importance and use of reliable food composition data generation by nutrition/dietetic professionals towards solving Africa's nutrition problem: constraints and the role of FAO/INFOODS/AFROFOODS and other stakeholders in future initiatives

Proceedings of The Nutrition Society

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