Paul Michael Finglas

 

FinglasPaul Michael Finglas

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Head, Food Databanks National Capability & Research Leader, Food and Health
Institute of Food Research, Norwich Research Park, Colney Lane, Norwich, NR4 7UA
+44 1603 255318      +44 7740407765      
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http://fooddatabanks.ifr.ac.uk/

 

CURRENT POSITIONS      
2013    Promotion to Senior Research Leader (Band G), IFR – Insittute Food Research
2012    Head Food Databanks National Capability, and Research Leader in Food & Health, IFR, UK
2007    Promotion to Senior Research Leader (Band F), IFR, UK
2006    Head, Food Databanks Exploitation Platform, and Research Leader in Food and Health, IFR, UK
2005     Research Leader (folates), Natural Products and Health ISPG, IFR, UK

PREVIOUS POSITIONS      
2003-2006    Research Leader, Phytochemcial & Health Programme, IFR, Norwich
1996-2003     Group Leader, Organic Micronutrients Section, IFR, Norwich
1996     Promotion to Senior Research Scientist
1991    EC Project Officer, Community Bureau of Reference, Commission of European Communities, DGXII, Brussels, Belgium
1989-96    Promotion to Higher Scientific Officer/Project Leader (Band 6-PD), Nutritional Status Group, Nutrition, Diet & Health Department, Food Research Institute, Norwich
1984-89    Scientific Officer, Nutritional Status Group, Nutrition & Food Quality Department, Food Research Institute, Norwich
1984    Research Scientist, Londreco Ltd, Hayes, London
1981-83    Scientific Officer, Nutrition & Food Quality Department, Food Research Institute, Norwich

EDUCATION AND TRAINING      
B.Sc. (Hons) 2.2 Chemistry    
Aston University, Birmingham, UK

PERSONAL SKILLS      
Mother tongue(s)    ENGLISH
    
Other language(s)    UNDERSTANDING     SPEAKING     WRITING
Listening     Reading     Spoken interaction     Spoken production     
French    B1    B1    B2    B2    B1
    
Levels: A1/A2: Basic user - B1/B2: Independent user - C1/C2 Proficient user
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Communication skills    
Excellent communication skills gained through >25y of science communications via conferences, talks, coordinating national & international projects and media activities.

Computer skills    
• Experience in use of Microsoft Office
• Experience in use of range of food and health databases
• Experience in use of software and other IT tools

Driving licence    
Full UK Driving Licence

RESEARCH INTERESTS    
•    Food composition (nutrients, bioactive compounds and food allergens);
•    Traditional and ethnic foods;
•    Food description and data quality;
•    Dietary intake assessment, methods and tools;
•    Nutritional labelling & health claims, compliance and scientific evidence
•    Reformulation and impact on food intake and health,
•    Food and health infrastructures and personalised nutrition and eHealth.

MEMBER OF SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARDS & COMMITTEES    
-    WHO EMRO Expert in food composition, intake, labelling and nutrition claims (2016- present)
-    FOODforce, representative for IFR (2015-)
-    Chair, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), EU Menu Advisory Group, Parma, Italy (2012-15)
-    UK Expert, European Standarization Committee, CEN TC275 Working Group on Food Data, Uppsala, Sweden (2008-13)
-    National Expert, EU Joint Research Centre, Institute of Reference Materials and Measurements, Certification Advisory Panel on Small Organic Molecules and Operationally Defined Parameters in Food Analysis, Geel, Belgium (2008-13)
-    Review of research proposals and projects, DG Research, Commission of European Union, Brussels (2005- present)
-    Review of completed projects, Food Standards Agency Scotland, Aberdeen (2005-2010)
-    UK Expert, European Standarization Committee, CEN/275/WG9 on Food Analysis-Horizontal Methods Vitamins, The Hague, Netherlands (1996-2010)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES    
-    Managing Director & President EuroFIR AISBL, Brussels, Belgium (MD: 2009; President: 2013- )
-    Programme Committees for European Nutrition Congress (2014-15); International Food Data Conference (1999- ; Chair – 2011)
-    Member, European Science Journal Editors (2013-present)
-    Member Institute of Food Technologists (1997- present) and Member Nutrition Society, UK (1993-present )
-    Editor, Food Chemistry (1995- ) and Editor-in-Chief, Trends in Food Science & Technology (1999- ), Elsevier Science Publishers, Oxford, UK

 

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