Database Featuring Women Leaders in Nutrition & Food Systems Globally.

A nutrition and food system global database of early, mid- & senior career professional women working towards a well-nourished world globally. Click HERE to register and be part of the database.  

Career Stage
Technical Areas of Expertise
Geographies of Experience
Link to Personal Bio/Website
Adetokunbo Olayanju
Birmingham City Univeristy
Early Career
Food and Nutrition
Nigeria and UK
Alice Ojwang
The Technical University of Kenya
Mid Career
Clinical Nutrition. Obesity, preventions, interventions, health and economic consequences
Sub-Sahara Africa
Alison, Feeley
Senior Scientific Officer
Office for Health Improvement and Disparities
Mid Career
Obesity and healthy weight, public health nutrition
South Africa, England
Amanda Baker
Public Policy Analyst
Ministry of Social Development and Family - Elige Vivir Sano, Chile
Early Career
Global health, public policy analysis, international relations
Chile, USA
Amy, Carrad
Research Assistant
University of Wollongong
Early Career
Food system governance at the local level (local government and civil society)
Australia (New South Wales and Victoria)
Anna, Peeters
Director, Institute for Health Transformation
Deakin University, Australia
Senior Career
Health systems, obesity prevention, population nutrition policy, food systems transformation, healthy food retail, health equity
high income countries, Australia Oceania
Arezoo Rezazadeh
Associate prof.
Community nutrition department, national nutrition and food technology institute, school of nutrition
Early Career
Nutritional epidemiology, life cycle nutrition , obesity
Benardate Okiria Apio
Nutrition and Communication Specialist
IFDC Uganda
Early Career
Nutrition Sensitive Agricultural Programming, Social Behaviour Change Communication
East Africa- Uganda
Brenda Abu
Assistant Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology
Early Career
Maternal and Child Health, Program Development and Impact Assessments,
Sub-Sahara Africa, USA
Brenda Shenute Namugumya
Food & Nutrition Security Advisor
Wageningen University & Research
Early Career
Stakeholder Collaboration, Multi-stakeholder partnerships, Policy analysis, Capacity development, Food system policy research
Uganda, Sub-Saharan Africa, Netherlands, South America
Camila Corvalán
Director Center of Food Environment Research & Obesity Prevention (CIAPEC)
Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INTA) U of Chile
Mid Career
Food Environment Policies
Latin America
Carmen Torres Ledezma
Senior Advisor Food Systems
Netherlands Food Partnership
Senior Career
Food and nutrition security, Food systems, Food technology, Governance
Europe, Latin America, Africa
Catherine (Katie) Pereira-Kotze
PhD Candidate
University of the Western Cape School of Public Health
Mid Career
Protection, promotion and support of optimal infant and young child feeding
South Africa (and Africa and Asia)
Chanel, Relf
Food Systems & Evaluation Officer
City of Greater Bendigo
Early Career
Food & Nutrition Security, Food & Nutrition Policy, Food Environments
Christine Chege
Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
Mid Career
Food Systems-Food environment, consumer behavior, Nutrition; Agriculture and Nutrition nexus
Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Senegal,) and Asia (Vietnam and Bangladesh)
Corinna Hawkes
Centre food Food Policy, City, University of London
Senior Career
Policies for healthy diets; food systems and nutrition; food policy
Global plus UK
Deborah Navarro-Rosenblatt
Advisor in epidemiology/PhD candidate
Ministry of Health/ School of public health, university of chile
Mid Career
Public health nutrition/nutrition epidemiology/ nutrution policy
Elaine Borazon
Assistant Professor
National Sun Yat-sen University
Early Career
Management, Food Science
Philippines, Taiwan
Emily Jago
Research Manager
Dalhousie University
Early Career
Food Policy, Food Environments, Food Systems
Emily LaRose
Nutrition Consultant
Harvard University
Mid Career
Nutrition & Global Health, Therapeutic Nutrition, Technical Writing, Continuous Learning
Esther Omosa
Senior Nutrition Specialist
International livestock research Institute
Mid Career
Nutrition Food systems
Sub Saharan Africa
Fernanda Mediano
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of North Carolina
Early Career
Food Marketing, Health Communication, Health Behavior, Children
Gabriela Fretes
PhD candidate
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
Early Career
Child obesity prevention, school food environments, school food and nutrition education, food policy and systems
Chile, Paraguay, United States
Given, Chipili
Lecturer/ PhD student
Mukuba University, Kitwe, Zambia/ Stellenbosch University Cape town, South Africa
Early Career
Clinical nutritionist
Kitwe, Zambia
Hala Ghattas
Associate Research Professor & Director, Center for Research on Population and Health
American University of Beirut
Mid Career
Food and nutrition security, food environments, maternal and child health and nutrition, humanitarian contexts
Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
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