My primary role within the Food Databanks group is the management of EU-funded projects and general scientific administrative support, including project budgets, planning, delivery and reporting. I currently manage the EIT-Food PERSFO project and support Paul Finglas in his role as Scientific Coordinator for the FNS-Cloud project (Horizon 2020). I have many years of experience in working on EU and EIT projects within the Institute.
My background is in food and health research, and I continue to contribute to the Group’s scientific objectives and specific projects. Primarily my scientific contributions are focussed on FNS-Cloud, and, in particular, the work to develop Demonstrators to showcase the project’s outputs, but my research interests and experience cover a variety of areas including food composition, dietary intake assessment, personalised nutrition, healthy ageing, micronutrients, systematic review methodologies and research ethics/human studies.
I originally joined the Quadram Institute Bioscience as a member of the Micronutrients group working on human studies, most notably iron. Following this, I worked for a period in the Nutrition Department at University of East Anglia (UEA), learning systematic review methodologies as part of an FP6 EU-Funded project on micronutrients (EURRECA). I returned to the Institute in 2012 as part of the Food Databanks National Capability.