Prof Caryl Nowson

Caryl Nowson is a qualified dietitian, who holds the Deakin Chair of Nutrition and Ageing. Her position encompasses both teaching in the medical program and research. She is an active nutrition researcher conducting dietary intervention studies and assessing their impact on cardiovascular and osteoporosis risk. More recently she has engaged in research relating public health applications to achievement of population dietary change and has further extended her work into embedding nutrition into medical education through collaboration with a number of medical schools in Australia through a joint National Teaching grant.

Prof Daniele Del Rio

Daniele Del Rio is Associate Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of Parma. As a visiting scientist at the University of Glasgow in 2002-2003, he developed interests and expertise in HPLC-MS/MS analysis of polyphenols and related compounds in food and in human tissues/fluids. The absorption, metabolism and bioactivity of dietary polyphenolics became the principal focus of Daniele’s interests and his research and collaborations in this area have made him one of the leading researchers in the field. Dan is the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition and is a member of the editorial board of Molecular Nutrition and Food Research (Wiley), Nutrition Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases (Elsevier) as well as Commissioned Reviews Editor for the Journal Of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Since January 2011, Daniele is leading the Laboratory of Phytochemicals in Physiology, a research laboratory of the Department of Food Science of the University of Parma and is the co-funder of the LS9 Bioactives & Health Interlab Group (

André Laperrière: 

André Laperrière joined the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative as its first Executive Director, in September 2015. He has played a senior role in the design and the implementation of major reforms within a number of agencies such as the International Criminal Court (ICC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. He has extensive work experience in the Americas, Caribbean, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, in particular in developing countries and in conflict/post conflict environments. Before joining GODAN, Mr. Laperrière was Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in Washington DC. Among other positions, he has also been Director of the Administration and Finance Division in the World Health Organization (WHO), and Coordinator for reconstruction and rehabilitation activities under the responsibility of UNICEF in Iraq.

Prof Sumantra Ray

Sumantra (Shumone) is a Licensed Medical Doctor as well as a Registered Nutritionist (Public Health), with special interests in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Medical Nutrition Education. He works at the MRC Human Nutrition Research (HNR) unit as Senior Medical Advisor (Chief of the Volunteer Studies and Clinical Services Facility) and Senior Clinician Scientist (Principal Investigator for the HNR Nutrition and Vascular Studies Platform) as well as UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey Lead Clinician (Honorary Consultant in Nutrition with Public Health England). Shumone has been elected as Deputy Chairman of the 2015 BMA Conference of Medical Academic Representatives (COMAR) and has most recently been elected as a governing body Fellow of Wolfson College at the University of Cambridge, in recognition of ongoing contributions as Chair of the NNEdPro Group.

Dr Rachel Pryke

Rachel Pryke is a part-time GP partner and trainer in Redditch, Worcestershire, with particular interests in obesity, malnutrition and women’s health. She was RCGP Clinical Champion for Nutrition until 2015 and began a NICE Fellowship in April 2015. She established the RCGP Nutrition Group in 2013. Rachel has written two books – “Weight Matters for Children” and “Weight Matters for Young People”, Radcliffe Publishing 2006, plus many e-learning modules on obesity, child obesity and adolescent health. She runs primary care obesity training courses throughout the UK and has collaborated with WHO on a European primary care obesity training package. She has contributed to the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Obesity Steering Group 2013 report: Measuring up: The medical profession’s prescription to the obesity crisis, and to the 2013 RCP Action on Obesity: Comprehensive care for all report, which looks at how the NHS should adapt to meet the needs of an increasingly obese nation.

Pauline Douglas

Pauline has over 25 years of Clinical and academic experience in dietetics, and her main teaching disciplines are in Professional Practice for dietetic students and dietetic practice educators. Pauline is a member of the Professional Practice Committee of European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians, and the current Chair and co-founder of the Commonwealth Dietitians and Nutritionists Association. Pauline is a partner with the Health and Care Professions Council, the statutory regulator for Allied Health Professions in the UK, and was a previous Honorary Chairman of the British Dietetic Association (BDA). She was elected to Fellowship of the BDA for her professional achievements in 2010.

Dr Minha Rajput-Ray

Minha Rajput-Ray is a Licensed Medical Doctor, as well as a Registered Osteopath. Minha read Medicine at the University of Dundee where she later taught Clinical Nutrition to Medical Students, co-supervised Intercalated BSc projects on Nutrition and participated in workshops teaching Foundation Doctors and Health Professionals on the importance of Nutrition. After her basic medical training in Dundee, Minha held an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Rheumatology and General Medicine at the University of Cambridge. She subsequently developed a career in Disability and Occupational Medicine, having been awarded the Mobbs Corporate Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians Faculty of Occupational Medicine as well as the Golden Jubilee Travelling Fellowship of the Society for Occupational Medicine. Minha is Chair of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) Scientific Committee on Unemployment, Job Insecurity and Health as well as Member of the ICOH Scientific Committee on Cardiology and Occupational Health.

Celia Laur

Celia is a Registered Public Health Nutritionist and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She completed her BSc Honours in Health Sciences, at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, a Masters in Public Health Nutrition at the University of Southampton, UK, and is currently a PhD student at the University of Waterloo, School of Public Health and Health Systems, in Canada. For her doctoral training, Celia is working with a team of experts in hospital malnutrition (the ‘More-2-Eat’ team), including the Canadian Malnutrition Task Force, to pilot the implementation of the Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care (INPAC) in five hospitals across Canada. This work links well with NNEdPro Theme 3b and several NNEdPro Core Team members are co-investigators within the More-2-Eat project.

Dr Jennifer Crowley

As a teacher and a dietitian, Jennifer has always had a passion for nutrition education. Since beginning her PhD in 2011, which investigates the New Zealand context of nutrition in undergraduate medical education, Jennifer has established contacts with Griffith University and the University of Queensland, in Australia as well as the Need for Nutrition Education/Innovation Programme (NNEdPro) an independent group based in Cambridge, England, Some of the publications from these collaborations are part of her recently submitted doctoral thesis. Jennifer plans to continue researching ways to enhance the quality and quantity of New Zealand undergraduate medical nutrition education.