Dr Ann Prentice OBE, PhD, FMedSci, FAfN, FSB, is the Director at MRC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory (EWL), as well as Head of the Nutrition and Bone Health Group.
She is currently involved in projects studying pregnant and lactating women, children, adolescents and older people in the UK, West Africa, Bangladesh, South Africa and China. She is also chair of the UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) and a member of a number of other advisory committees.
She is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Science and the Society of Biology, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and an Honorary Professor of the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and Shenyang Medical College, China.
She was awarded the British Nutrition Foundation Prize in 2011, the Laureate de Le Prix Scientifique, Institut Candia, France in 1998, the Robert and Edna Langholz Award for International Nutrition in 2004 and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Surrey in 2014. In 2004 she was elected President of The Nutrition Society, and appointed an OBE in the Birthday Honor’s List 2006. Her research interests include nutrient requirements for bone health, encompassing the nutritional problems of both affluent and developing societies.