Dr. Gillian Purdon

Gillian leads the FSS Nutrition Science and Policy Branch and manages the FSS Nutrition Programme. Gillian worked for FSA in Scotland for 10 years as a senior public health nutrition advisor. Her career followed an MSc in Human Nutrition followed by a PhD and 6 years of postdoctoral positions focused on energy metabolism and diabetes research. In her current role she leads a team of registered public health nutritionists to publish a robust national picture of trends in diet and nutrition and disseminate the science and evidence base to influence policy development to improve diet in Scotland.

Dr. Gillian Purdon
Head of Nutrition Science and Policy