Professor Albert Flynn

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Professor Albert Flynn is Emeritus Professor in Nutrition in the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University College, Cork. He has served on the faculty of the University since 1981 and from 1993-96 he was Dean of the Faculty of Food Science & Technology.  He has published widely on human nutrition, public health and food safety, on a range of topics including nutritional intake and status of population groups, food safety risk assessment, food fortification and risk benefit assessment of nutrients. He was a founding member of the Nutrition Society Irish Section and served as Honorary Secretary (1992-97) and Chairman (1999-2003). He has extensive experience in providing scientific advice to national and EU government agencies on human nutrition and food safety issues related to food policy and regulation. He is currently Chair of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland's Scientific Committee. He has also served as a member of the European Food Safety Authority's Scientific Committee and as Chair of its Panel for Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies from 2003-12 and as a member of the Scientific Committee on Food of the European Commission from 1997-2003.‍ Professor Flynn has published over 200 papers, reviews, book chapters and books.