As keynote speakers are announced for the WPHN Congress 2020, their details will be added below.
Professor Jessica Fanzo
Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University
Jessica Fanzo PhD is the Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Global Food & Agricultural Policy and Ethics at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the Berman Institute of Bioethics, and the Department of International Health of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. She also serves as the Director of the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program at Hopkins, and plays key advisory roles in Johns Hopkins’ Alliance for a Healthier World on the food security and nutrition theme, as well as the Bloomberg American Health Initiative on obesity and food systems.
She is currently serving as the co-Chair for the Global Nutrition Report, and is the Team Leader for the High-Level Panel of Experts for Food Systems and Nutrition for the UN Committee on Food Security. She also serves on the Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets for Sustainable Food Systems.
Professor Bronwyn Fredericks
The University of Queensland
Professor Bronwyn Fredericks has over 30 years of experience working in and with the tertiary sector, State and Federal Governments, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-based organisations.
Prior to joining UQ, Bronwyn was Professor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) at Central Queensland University (CQU). She was also the Chairperson of CQU Academic Board and BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance Chair in Indigenous Engagement. She led CQU’s Reconciliation Action Plan process and the Office of Indigenous Engagement Change Proposal – initiatives which focused on realigning functions and activities to maximise resources provided for Indigenous education and support.
Bronwyn is a research lead in the health node of the Australian Research Council-funded National Indigenous Researchers and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN), a member of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) Research Advisory Committee (RAC), a Board Member of the Central Queensland Regional Aboriginal and Islander Health Organisation (CQRAICCHO) and a member of the Beyond Blue National Research Advisory Committee.
Prior to CQU, Bronwyn held several positions at QUT and has also worked with Monash University. She has been a recipient of research awards and fellowships, including both Endeavour and NHMRC awards. In 2016, Bronwyn was appointed as a Commissioner with the Queensland Productivity Commission (QPC) (one of only two appointments) to lead the Inquiry into service delivery in Queensland’s remote and discrete Indigenous communities.
Professor Marion Nestle
New York University
Marion Nestle is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University. She holds a doctorate in Molecular Biology and an MPH in Public Health Nutrition, both from UC Berkeley. She is the author of nine books about the politics of food: Food Politics (2002), Safe Food (2003), What to Eat (2006), Why Calories Count (2012), Eat, Drink, Vote (2013), Soda Politics (2015), and Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat (2018). She also has authored or co-authored two books about pet food politics. She blogs almost daily at www.foodpolitics.com, and can be followed on Twitter @marionnestle.
Professor Mark Lawrence
Mark is Professor of Public Health Nutrition at the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University. He has 35 years’ experience working as a practitioner and academic in food and nutrition policy at local, state, national and international levels. Mark’s research interests focus on investigating the science and politics of healthy and sustainable food systems, dietary guidelines, ultra-processed foods, Nutrient Reference Values and food regulation. He is:
External advisor to the WHO on dietary patterns for health;
External advisor to the FAO on sustainable healthy diets;
Member of the IUNS Task Force on Sustainable Diets;
Chair of the Advisory Board for Cochrane Nutrition;
Board member at Food Standards Australia New Zealand;
Member of NHMRC’s Synthesis and Translation of Research Evidence committee;
Team leader, ARC project, ‘Reforming evidence synthesis and translation for food and nutrition policy’;
Former member of NHMRC’s Dietary Guidelines Working Committee.
Professor Barbara Burlingame
Professor of Nutrition and Food Systems
Barbara Burlingame is nutrition scientist with 35 years experience. She is a professor of nutrition and food systems, independent consultant and retired Chief of Nutrition of the the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN. Her qualifications include degrees in Nutrition Science and Environmental Toxicology from the University of California, Davis, and a PhD from Massey University. Prof Burlingame is the author and editor of hundreds of papers, books, chapters, UN reports and policy documents in the areas biodiversity for food and nutrition, sustainable diets, traditional food systems of indigenous peoples, food composition, human nutrient requirements, and food policy/regulation. Her current research focus is sustainable diets and food systems in Small Island Developing States. Professor Burlingame is a scientific adviser/board member of several foundations and academies, Specialty Chief Editor of Frontiers in Nutrition, chair of the IUNS Task Force on Sustainable Diets, and member of the Steering Committee for the High Level Panel of Experts for World Food Security.
Professor Carlos A Monterio
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Carlos Monteiro is a Professor of Public Health Nutrition at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil where he chairs the Center for Epidemiological Studies in Health and Nutrition. His main academic achievements include extensively quoted studies on the nutrition transition and the development of the most used food classification based on food-processing (NOVA) which is the basis for the internationally acclaimed Dietary Guidelines for the Brazilian Population. He has served on numerous national and international nutrition expert panels and committees and, since 2010, he is one of the members of the WHO Nutrition Expert Advisory Group on Diet and Health. In 2010, he received the PAHO Abraham Horwitz Award for Excellence in Leadership in Inter-American Health, and, in 2018, he was listed by Clarivate’s Analytics/Web of Science among the top 1% of scientists in Social Sciences whose publications reached higher impact (2018 Highly Cited Researchers).