Professor Susan Fairweather-Tait DSc, PhD, MSc, BSc.

Professor of Human Nutrition, Norwich Medical School
Year Fellowship awarded: 
The University of East Anglia (UEA)

Professor Susan Fairweather-Tait is Professor of Human Nutrition, Norwich Medical School, the University of East Anglia (UEA). After graduating from Queen Elizabeth College, London, in 1978, she worked in the food industry for a short while before joining the Institute of Food Research, Norwich, and in 2007 she moved to UEA. Her main research interests are mineral metabolism and requirements, in particular iron, and she has over 300 peer-reviewed publications. She has served on a number of national and international advisory committees, including the COMA Panel on Dietary Reference Values, the European Food Safety Authority Panel on Nutrition, and the US NAS Committee on Harmonization of Methods for Estimating Nutrient Intake References. She is currently chair of the UK Nutrition and Health Claims Committee (2020-2023) and the FAO/WHO expert group on nutrient requirements for children aged 0-36 months (2020-present), and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for Nutrition (2021-2023), the Food Standards Agency Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes (2020-2023), the Scientific Advisory Group for the New Nordic Nutrition Recommendations (2019-2022), the Technical Advisory Group for Global Anaemia Exemplars funded by the Gates Foundation (2020-2022), and the Big C Research Advisory Panel (2019-present). She was awarded the British Nutrition Foundation Prize in 1997 and elected a Fellow of the American Society for Nutrition in 2017.