Professor Jim Mann
Jim Mann has been Professor in Medicine and Human Nutrition at the University of Otago and Consultant Physician (Endocrinology) in Dunedin Hospital for the past 32 years.
He is Director of the Healthier Lives National Science Challenge, the New Zealand-China Non Communicable Diseases Research Collaboration Centre and co-Director of the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre (EDOR).
He is a principal investigator of the Riddet Institute, a national Centre of Research Excellence at Massey University.
His clinical work has mainly been in the field of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. His research has principally related to epidemiological public health and nutritional aspects of non-communicable diseases.
He has been involved with national and international, government and non-governmental organisations (including the WHO, the European Association for the Study of Diabetes and the World Cancer Research Fund) in guideline development relating to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and nutrition. He chairs a range of professional organisations and advisory groups to the Ministry of Health and NGOs in New Zealand.
Professor Andrew Holmes
Andrew Holmes is a microbial ecologist by training with particular interest in the role of interactions between diet and the gut microbiome in health.
He is an Associate Professor in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney where he leads the Gut microbiome node of the Charles Perkins Centre and is co-leader of the Food for Health Theme in the Centre for Advanced Food Enginomics.
He has been involved in the field of molecular microbial ecology for almost 30 years and is the Reviews Editor-in-Chief for the ISME Journal.
Professor Andrew Bartholomaeus
Andrew Bartholomaeus, B.Pharm, PhD, Cert Ag (III), obtained a bachelors degree in pharmacy from the University of Sydney and following professional practice in pharmaceutical manufacturing, hospital and military pharmacy completed a PhD in toxicology at RMIT University in Melbourne. Over the past 30 years Adj Prof Bartholomaeus has worked as a toxicologist across a broad range of chemical regulatory areas including agricultural, veterinary and industrial chemicals, complementary medicines, and gene technology products. Prior to June 2008 he held the position of Chief Toxicologist with the Prescription Medicines area of the Therapeutic Goods Administration in Australia with responsibilities in the area of preclinical assessment and in leading the TGAs response to the Australian National Nanotechnology Strategy. Prof Bartholomaeus subsequently took up the position of General Manager of the Risk Assessment Branch at Food Standards Australia New Zealand from which he retired in 2012 to establish his own consultancy and to devote more time to research and teaching. He currently holds extramural appointments with the University of Queensland Medical School as an Adjunct Professor, the University of Canberra as an Adjunct Professor of Toxicology and Pharmacy, is an expert adviser to the FAO/WHO and was a member of the ILSI IFBiC Steering Group. In June 2009 Dr Bartholomaeus chaired the FAO/WHO Expert consultation on the Application of Nanotechnologies in the Food and Agriculture Sectors: Potential Food Safety Implications. Prof Bartholomaeus is a member of the Society of Toxicology and ACTRA.
Emeritus Professor Ken Buckle
Emeritus Professor of Food Science and Technology, School of Chemical Engineering, University of New South Wales. Professor Buckle has teaching and research interests in food preservation, food safety, mechanisms of food deterioration, traditional food processing and food standards. He is a former Head of the UNSW Department of Food Science and Technology and School of Applied Bioscience, was Associate Dean (International Development) for UNSW’s Science faculties, and Director, China Relations. Professor Buckle is a former President of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST, 2001-03) and the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST, 1995-97), and was a member of the International Expert Panel that assisted in the review of the Codex Alimentarius Commission in 2002–03. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the [US] Institute of Food Technologists, The Royal Society of New South Wales, IAFoST and AIFST, and was awarded a Centenary Medal from the Australian Government for services to food science and technology in 2002. His students have undertaken research and survey projects with FSANZ staff since 1995, and he was an inaugural FSANZ Board Member (2002–05).
Dr Laurence Eyres
Heads ECG Ltd, a consultancy for the Food and Dietary Supplements Industries specialising in dairy, oils and fats and related lipids, product and business development. Dr Eyres has had a varied career in the food industry spanning 35 years. Until 2009 Dr Eyres was the Business Development Director, Food and Nutrition at Auckland University. He has held managing director (Sabre Safety) and general manager positions as well as Technical and Operations Directors’ roles with Abels Ltd. ETA Foods, APV, Bluebird Foods, New Zealand Dairy Foods, and Fonterra Brands. He has also held university roles, namely Director and Associate Professor of Food Technology and Agribusiness at Massey University (2000) and Business Development Director at Auckland University. Dr Eyres previously held a position as a Board Director for FSANZ until June 2010, and has advisory roles with the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation and New Zealand Heart Foundation, as well as Chairman of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry oils and fats specialist group, a role he has held on and off for 28 years.
Professor David Fraser
Emeritus Professor of Animal Science at the University of Sydney. Professor Fraser previously held positions at the Medical Research Council, Dunn Nutritional Laboratory, Cambridge, United Kingdom from 1964 to 1986. He was elected a Fellow of Darwin College in Cambridge in 1985. In 1986 Dr Fraser returned to the University of Sydney as Professor of Animal Husbandry, a position he held until 2007, including a period as the Dean of Veterinary Science from 1994–1998. On his retirement from the University in 2007, Dr Fraser was awarded the title of Emeritus Professor of Animal Science. Since then he has continued with full time teaching and research at the University of Sydney. Dr Fraser has published over 90 papers capturing a range of topics including the physiology of Vitamin D status in various population groups and contributing factors and the relationship of milk consumption and bone health. In 1988 he was awarded the Rank International Prize in Nutrition for his work on the metabolic conversion of vitamin D into the steroid hormone, calcitriol. In 2005 he was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Nutrition Society of Australia.
Professor Nigel French
Chair of Food Safety and Veterinary Public Health at Massey University, New Zealand. Professor French is Director of the New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre and Executive Director of the Infectious Disease Research Centre and the Molecular Epidemiology and Public Health laboratory in the Hopkirk Research, specialising in molecular epidemiology, food safety and the control of infectious diseases.
He has an interest in molecular epidemiology and risk research including: food and environmental pathogens, particularly Campylobacter, E. coli and Salmonella. Before joining Massey University in 2004, Professor French was Chair of Veterinary Epidemiology and Head of the Defra Epidemiology Fellowship Unit at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. He is a member of the New Zealand Food Safety Assurance Advisory Council and Co-director of One Health Aotearoa, and was elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2014.
Professor Stephen Goodall
Professor Goodall is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, University of Technology Sydney. Stephen conducts, teaches and supervises applied research in the fields of advanced economic modelling and discrete choice experiment. Throughout his career he has led numerous economic analyses and economic evaluations of health programs and services. This includes providing evidence-based health technology assessments on the safety, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of medical procedures, diagnostic tests and services to the Medical Services Advisory Committee for funding under Medicare; and appraisal of pharmaceutical and vaccine industry submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee for funding under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and the National Immunisation Program.
Professor Bridget Hutter
Bridget M. Hutter is Professor of Risk Regulation in the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a member of their Policy Working Group; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; and a Senior Research Fellow of the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation of which is she is a former Director. Bridget is author of numerous publications on the subject of risk regulation. She has an international reputation for her work on compliance, regulatory enforcement and business risk management. Recent book publications include Regulatory Crisis: Negotiating the Consequences of Risk, Disasters and Crises (with Sally Lloyd-Bostock, 2017, Cambridge University Press); Risk, Resilience, Inequality and Environmental Law (Editor, 2017, Edward Elgar); Anticipating Risks and Organizing Regulation (Editor, 2010, Cambridge University Press); Managing Food Safety and Hygiene: Governance and Regulation as Risk Management (2011, Edward Elgar). She is regularly involved in policy making discussions, with international bodies, business organizations and regulatory agencies. In recent years she has advised the Food Standards Authority, Civil Aviation Agency and Environment Agency in the UK and is a member of the Environment Agency's Long-Term Investment Scenarios Development Group. Internationally she is a member of the Rockefeller Foundation Institute of International Education Selection Review Committee and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Nordic multidisciplinary research programme on Societal Security.
Emeritus Professor Peter Langridge
Emeritus Professor at the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. Professor Langridge has expertise in plant genomics, cereal genetics and genetic engineering. Professor Langridge was the Chief Executive of the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG) from 2003-2014. He has been a member of the Genetic Manipulation Advisory Committee and the Genetic Technology Technical Advisory Committee. He is currently the International Science Coordinator for the Wheat Initiative which was established by the G20 group of countries to coordinate wheat research globally. He chaired the Expert Working Group for the Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and innovation Council on “Food security in a changing world" and serves on various science advisory committees in Europe, North America and with organisations targeting food security and technology delivery to resource poor farmers.
Adjunct Professor Brian Priestly
Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University, where he previously led the Australian Centre for Human Health Risk Assessment. Professor Priestly's primary area of expertise is in toxicology and health risk assessment. Professor Priestly (FACTRA) is also listed as a Fellow on the Professional Register of the Australasian College of Toxicology & Risk Assessment.
Professor Seppo Salminen
Director of Functional Foods Forum and Professor Health Biosciences, University of Turku, Finland and Visiting Professor, Food and Health, University of Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria. Professor Salminen has a long career in the food science and food industry areas with a particular interest in food toxicology, probiotics, novel food risk assessment and health claims. Professor Salminen has served also on the European Food Safety Authority advisory panel (Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies NDA) for these topics for several terms and continues with the novel foods working group.
Professor Wendy Umberger
Professor Wendy Umberger is the Foundation Executive Director of the Centre for Global Food and Resources at the University of Adelaide. The Centre’s work focuses on economic and policy issues affecting global food and agricultural value chains. She is also the current President of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. She holds a B.S. in Animal Science (1996) and M.S. in Economics (1998) from South Dakota State University and a PhD in Agricultural Economics (2001) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She serves on the Governance Board of the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics and the editorial board of Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy. Wendy’s research uses innovative methods to understand drivers of
consumer and producer behaviour and the implications of changing behaviour for food systems.