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Carol Hollier, International Food Information Services (IFIS)

Before joining IFIS, Carol worked in academic libraries in student and faculty facing roles that involved teaching research and information literacy skills. She has been a Reference and Instruction Librarian at The Ohio State University, an Academic Subject Librarian at the University of Lincoln (UK), and Faculty Team Librarian supporting the School of Biosciences at the University of Nottingham. Her most recent role before moving to IFIS was Senior Librarian, Teaching and Learning Support at the University of Nottingham.

Carol holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Kent State University, a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from the University of Lincoln and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  She is author of the Best Practice Guide for Literature Searching for the Sciences of Food and Health -  Literature Search Best Practice - Best Practice for Literature Searching - LibGuides at IFIS

Dr Victor F. Zevallos, Northumbria University Newcastle

Victor received his PhD degree at King’s College London, continued his postdoctoral training at the Institute of Translational Immunology at the Universitätsmedizin Mainz (Germany); Research Institute of Pharmacy at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) and at the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute at McMaster University (Canada). He was then appointed Lecturer in Health Sciences at St Mary’s University (London) and he is currently Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University Newcastle.

He has been primarily interested in the immunological effects of diet on health and disease. His research focuses on gastrointestinal diseases, allergies and food sensitivities, where basic and translational efforts are directed to find therapies, develop suitable pre-clinical models and perform clinical nutritional trials to elucidate novel immune mechanisms. Victor is member of Nutrition Society UK, Coeliac UK and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). He has received awards from academic and governmental organisations in the UK, USA and Germany.

Dr Yiannis Mavrommatis, St Mary’s University

Yiannis is an Associate Professor in Nutrition Genetics at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London. At St Mary’s, he is the Programme Director of the MSc Nutrition and Genetics, which he developed in 2016 and he is also the head of the research theme  “Health of Individuals and Populations”.

He is a Senior Fellow to the Higher Education Academy, a registered dietitian (HCPC) and a registered nutritionist (AfN) and he sits on the members’ board of the European Nutrigenomics Organisation (NuGO).