Professor Paul Haggarty is a SACN member and Chair of the SACN saturated fat working group. He is Deputy Director of the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen. His research is concerned with the dietary and social determinants of health, the influence of early life events, and the individual response to diet. He works on nutrition, epigenetics and genetics relevant to pregnancy, cognition, and cancer. He edited Nutrition in Epigenetics and Population Epigenetics. He has served on a number of national and international advisory committees and panels including the UK Advisory Committee for Novel Foods and Processes and the EU Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life Joint Programming Initiative. He is Chair of the BBSRC Bioscience for Health Strategy Panel and a member of the BBSRC Research Advisory Panel. His research is funded by Scottish Government, ESRC/BBSRC and medical charities.