Entries by wrenmead

Sharon Friel

Sharon Friel is Professor of Health Equity and Director of the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), Australian National University. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia. Sharon is Co-Director of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in the Social Determinants of Health Equity. She held an ARC Future Fellowship […]

Alejandro Cavillo Unna

Alejandro received a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-UAM and has carried out doctoral studies in Philosophy at the Universidad de Barcelona (pending degree). He served as a Program Associate for Higher Learning in the Environment and Sustainable Development at El Colegio de México. He was a founding member of Greenpeace Mexico […]

Biraj Patnaik

Biraj Patnaik is the Principal Adviser to the Commissioners of the Supreme Court in the Right to Food case in India. The Commissioners monitor all the food and employment schemes of the government on behalf of the court and oversee the compliance of Supreme Court orders on the right to food. India has also seen […]

Claudio Schuftan

Claudio Schuftan, M.D. (pediatrics and international health) was born in Chile and is currently based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where he works as a freelance consultant in public health and nutrition. His last academic appointment was as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of International Health, Tulane School of Public Health, New […]

Hélène Delisle

Hélène Delisle is now professor emeritus at the Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal. She trained in public health nutrition more than 40 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students from French-speaking Africa. As head of TRANSNUT, a WHO Collaborating Centre on Nutrition Changes and Development until 2014, her research has primarily focused on the […]

Michel Chauliac

Michel Chauliac,MD, Public Health Medical Doctor, Diploma of Tropical Medecine 1980,  Public health Nutrition 1982  is the Head of the National Health Nutrition Program at the French Directorate of Health since 2000.  He is also the representative for France at the High Level Group on nutrition and physical activity (European Commission) and the French Nutrition Focal Point for the WHO.   From 1983-1999 Dr Chauliac served as Medical doctor in charge of nutrition […]

Stineke Oenema

Stineke Oenema, is nutritionist (Wageningen University, 1993) and agricultural economist (London University, 2005). She has worked several years for FAO and UNICEF, after which she worked for considerable time with civil society (ICCO, Netherlands) where she was in charge of food and nutrition security policy and programme development. During this period she contributed to the […]

Roger Shrimpton

Roger Shrimpton is an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioural Sciences of Tulane University, teaching on the double burden of malnutrition course. He was Chief of Nutrition in UNICEF for two years, and Secretary of the UNSCN for five years. He worked for fourteen years in Brazil, of which eight […]

Karen Hofman

Karen leads a research to policy program focused on priority setting to evaluate which interventions both inside and beyond the health system can provide the biggest return on investment in a resource constraint setting.   PRICELESS research has already had an impact on policy in SA including the 2013 regulations to address the salt content in […]

Stefano Prato

Stefano Prato (Italy) is the Managing Director of the Society for International Development (SID) and the Editor of SID’s Quarterly Journal “Development”. He is one of the coordinating members of the global CSO ICN2 Group and member of the Editorial Board of the Right to Food Watch. He recently served as one of the Advisors […]

World Nutrition Congress 2016 in South Africa

World Nutrition Congress 2016 in South Africa World Nutrition Cape Town 2016 takes place from 30 August – 2 September at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in Cape Town, South Africa.   This 2nd edition of the World Public Health Nutrition Association’s (WPHNA) World Nutrition Congress, takes place at a time of unprecedented […]

Vandana Prasad

Dr Vandana Prasad is a community pediatrician and public health expert who has been engaged with the social sector for over two decades. Her main experience and expertise is in the area of malnutrition and child rights. She is National Convenor and technical expert for Public Health Resource Network (PHRN) with which she has been […]

Edelweiss Wentzel-Viljoen

Edelweiss Wentzel-Viljoen, PhD Dietetics, a national of South Africa, with experience in both rural and urban areas in South Africa and registered as a Dietitian and Nutritionist with the Health Professional Council of South Africa. She has extensive expertise in nutrition research, dietary methodology, food composition data, curriculum development, continuing professional development for health professionals, […]

Linda Richter

Linda Richter, a Distinguished Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, is the Director of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) – National Research Foundation (NRF) Centre of Excellence in Human Development. She is an Emeritus Distinguished Research Fellow at the Human Sciences Research Council, an elected Fellow of the University […]

Francesco Branca

Francesco Branca is the Director of the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development in the World Health Organization, Geneva. During his tenure, WHO has established a new nutrition guideline development process and has developed a Comprehensive Implementation Plan on Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition with six global targets. He has been leading the […]

Carlos Monteiro

Carlos A. Monteiro, MD, PhD, is Professor of Nutrition and Public Health at the School of Public Health, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. His research interests include methods in population nutritional and dietary assessment, secular trends and biological and socioeconomic determinants of nutritional deficiencies and obesity and other nutrition-related chronic diseases, impact of food processing […]

Corinna Hawkes

Professor Corinna Hawkes is Director of the Centre for Food Policy in January 2016, City University London.  She is a specialist in the links between food policy, food systems, diet and health who regularly advises governments, international agencies and NGOs. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Independent Expert Group of the Global Nutrition Report, […]

Ines Rugani Ribeiro de Castro

Inês Rugani is associate professor at the Nutrition Institute at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her research focuses on design and evaluation of interventions, programs and policies on public health nutrition. She is the coordinator of the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Public Health Nutrition of the Brazilian Association of Collective Health […]

Ann Ashworth

Ann Ashworth is Emeritus Professor of Community Nutrition at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has helped shape national and international policies regarding infant and child nutrition. She worked for many years at the Tropical Metabolism Research Unit, Jamaica.  She has led initiatives to improve treatment of severe malnutrition and helped to produce the WHO […]

Boyd Swinburn

Boyd Swinburn is the Professor of Population Nutrition and Global Health at the University of Auckland and Alfred Deakin Professor and Co-Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention at Deakin University in Melbourne. He is also Co-Chair of World Obesity Policy & Prevention section (formerly International Obesity Task Force). He […]