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Prof. Mike Gibney, University College Dublin, Ireland

Michael Gibney

Michael Gibney, MAgrSc, MA, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Food and Health at University College Dublin and served as the inaugural Director of the UCD Institute of Food and Health (2006-2013). He served on the Faculties of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Sydney (1973-1976) and of Medicine at the University of Southampton (1976-1984) and Trinity College Dublin (1984-2006).
A former President of the Nutrition Society, he served on the EU Scientific Committee for Food (1985-1997) and on the EU Scientific Steering Committee (1997-2000, chairing the EU working group on BSE. He was a member of the scientific advisory committee of the Sackler Institute of Nutrition of the New York Academy of Sciences, of the Nestle Nutrition Council and of the Google Food Innovation Lab. He chaired the board of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and was inaugural editor-in-chief of the Nutrition Society suite of textbooks on human nutrition. His research interests lie in metabolic and molecular nutrition, in public health nutrition and in probabilistic risk analysis. He maintains a blog (http://gibneyonfood.blogspot.ie) and has published several popular books on diet and health: “Something to chew on: challenging controversies in food and health” and “Ever seen a fat fox – human obesity explored”. Professor Gibney has been elected a fellow of the American Society for Nutrition (2018), a fellow of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (2012), a fellow of the International Union of Food Science and Technology (2015) and a fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (2018).

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