Project Advisory Board supported SUSFANS at Paris meeting
The new SUSFANS Project Advisory Board fruitfully engaged with the research team during the project meeting in Paris in November. The Project Advisory Board is challenging the SUSFANS team and supports the scientific dialogue via participation in project workshops and meetings like the annual consortium meeting. It reviews key project deliverables. It was created to strengthen the impact of the project in two ways:
First, by safeguarding a proper balance between the scientific strictness of SUSFANS methods for analyzing sustainable food and nutrition security and the ability implement them in a European policy context. This is done to achieve a usability of SUSFANS metrics and models in “real life”, for European institutions and within member states.
Second, they will act as “ambassadors” of the project and promote its philosophy in professional networks.
The Board members are renowned scientists from different food research fields:
- Professor Jacqueline Broerse, Professor of Innovation and Communication in health and life sciences with a specific focus on diversity and inclusion of the Athena Institute at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- Dr John Ingram, Food Systems Programme Leader of the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
- Professor Monique Raats, Director of the Food, Consumer Behaviour and Health Research Centre and Associate Dean Research and Innovation for the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS), University of Surrey
- Dr Karen Cooper Nestlé. Her focus is on Sustainable Nutrition and she has 13 years of experience in industrial Research and Development. At Nestlé, she is responsible for developing tools, ways of working and collaborations to help drive nutrition and sustainability impact, via products and actions as a company, with a particular emphasis on the nutrition status of farmer families.