Project Advisory Board

Advised by an group of prominent scientists: the project advisory board

SUSFANS focuses on complex questions that span across multiple disciplines.The research approach aims to define a holistic, integrated and coherent vision of what entails sustainable food and nutrition security in the EU and globally. It underpins a perspective on how EU policies on farming, fishing, food and nutrition could contribute to that vision with greater efficacy than today.

For this project it is of the utmost importance to be challenged and advised by an independent group of prominent scientists. We are proud and grateful that the following renowned scientists are members of the SUSFANS Project Advisory Board:

  • Professor Jacqueline Broerse, Professor of Innovation and Communication in health & life sciences (with a specific focus on diversity and inclusion), Athena Institute, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Dr John Ingram, Food Systems Programme Leader, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
  • Professor Monique Raats, Director of the Food, Consumer Behaviour and Health Research Centre and Associate Dean Research and Innovation for the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS), University of Surrey
  • Further Scientist in a governmental public health institute

 

Role of the Project Advisory Board

The Project Advisory Board (PAB) will engage in the following activities:

  1. Scientific review of, and reflection on key project deliverables;
  2. Challenging the SUSFANS team and supporting the scientific dialogue via participation in selected project workshops and meetings – typically in and around the annual consortium meeting:
  3. Strengthening the impact of the project in two ways:
    1. by safeguarding a proper balance between the scientific rigour of SUSFANS methods for analysing sustainable food and nutrition security and the ability to implement these methods in a European policy context, both in European institutions and within member states;
    2. by acting as an ambassador the project and its philosophy in professional networks.

 

Advisory Board meeting and project involvment

The Advisory Board will be chaired by one of its members and will meet at least once a year, back to back with a consortium meeting. The board will be supported by the existing project secretariat at Wageningen Economic Research. The expected involvement on a yearly basis is as follows:

  • Review of 3 project papers
  • Participation in the annual consortium meeting
  • Participation in an adjacent meeting of the Project Advisory Board
  • Participation in 2 telephone conferences
  • Optional: participation in stakeholder meetings.

Board members

Foreseen composition of the PAB

* To be confirmed: Further Scientists in a Governmental public health institute.
Expertise: addressing sustainability considerations in nutrition policy and dietary guidelines, nutrition policy

Professor Monique Raats is Director of the Food, Consumer Behaviour and Health Research Centre and Associate Dean Research and Innovation for the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS), University of Surrey Expertise: psychology of nutrition, consumer response to food guidelines, science with impact
Expertise: stakeholder involvement, open science
Expertise: food systems analysis, international scaling (has resigned from SUSFANS in 2016)