Professor Heather Hartwell
Heather is a UK registered nutritionist. Her expertise and research is within the field of public health nutrition particularly as it relates to food service and food security. Currently she is principal investigator for the EU project VeggiEAT, the EU project FoodSMART and the British Council, Veg+ project with the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Her research puts academic impact from nutritional aspects of health and wellbeing into practice in a new and unique way and provides simple strategies for building healthier communities. A ‘whole systems’ approach is taken which integrates facets of consumer behaviour, nutrition, business practice and environmental sustainability.
Dr Jeff Bray
I graduated from Bournemouth University in 2001 with a BA (hons) in Retail Management, from Stirling University in 2004 with a MBA. After a career in a variety of operational retail project management roles I joined Bournemouth University as an academic in 2004 and graduated with a PhD in Consumer Behaviour in 2011. During my time at Bournemouth I have taught a variety of modules related to consumer marketing and behaviour at both UG and PG level, supervised several PhD students and held a number of management roles.
My research and scholarship is interdisciplinary and focuses on applications of consumer theory to a variety of contexts. My current research examines consumer decision making with respect to food choice, and the health impact that might be achieved through influencing these choices. This work is currently supported by EU project FoodSMART (grant 643999) and British Council project Veg+ (grant 332207684). Outside of the university I am active in promoting our societies young people. I serve as Chair of Governors for a large local school and am non-executive director of Bournemouth Primary Multi-Academy Trust, roles which provide significant strategic leadership experience.
Carmen Martins is an Early Career Researcher working with funded projects since 2013. She holds a Master in Marketing and Advertising and is currently working towards a PhD degree. Carmen’s research interests are related to tourism, marketing and rural development. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Within Bournemouth University, Carmen works at Global Engagement and she will advise the team on research internationalisation and partnerships.
Natalia Lavrushkina is a research assistant within the Faculty of Management, and involved with data collection and analysis, both quantitative and qualitative, for FoodSMART and Veg+ projects. She is AFHEA and has a MSc in Tourism Management and Marketing (Distinction) from Bournemouth University. Natalia is at the post transfer stage of Doctoral journey with the Southampton Education School, University of Southampton, researching Social Networks of a Research Community. She will share her extensive business and research experience with the team.
Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC)
Professor Rossana Pacheco da Costa Proença
Dr Rossana Pacheco da Costa Proença, Professor of the Nutrition Graduate Programme at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil, is a registered nutritionist and holds both Ph.D. and Master degrees in Production Engineering. She has done a PhD internship at the Institut National de Recherche et de Securité, France, and was a post-doctoral research fellow (2003-2004) in Sociology of Food at the University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, France, with Professor Jean-Pierre Poulain. She was a visiting professor at Bournemouth University (2012-2013) with Professor Heather Hartwell.
Prof Rossana coordinates the Nutrition in Foodservice Research Centre (NUPPRE) and has been awarded since 2013 with a Research Productivity Scholarship from the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil. She has already supervised 11 Ph.D. theses, 27 Master’s theses, and 22 Scientific Initiation projects (undergraduate students). She has also co-supervised PhD thesis at the University of Alcalá (Spain) and University of Porto (Portugal). Dr. Proença is Associate Editor of the Brazilian Journal of Nutrition (PUCCAMP-Brazil) and DEMETRA Food and Nutrition (UERJ-Brazil), and an Editorial Board member of the following journals: Revista de Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional (UNICAMP-Brazil), Revue Turisme/Tourism Review (Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, France), and Revue Obésité (Springer/France). She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the research areas of food labelling, culinary skills, foodservice management, scientific methodology, sensory and nutritional quality of food, socio-anthropology of food, food behaviour, gastronomic heritage, local food and ergonomic working conditions.
Dr Vanessa Mello Rodrigues
Dr Vanessa Mello Rodrigues is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Nutrition Graduate Programme from Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil. Vanessa is a Registered Nutritionist and holds both Ph.D. and Master degrees in Nutrition from UFSC, Brazil. She was also a Marie-Curie Post-doctoral research fellow at Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom (UK) and is a member of the Nutrition in Foodservice Research Centre (NUPPRE). She is the coordinating manager of the Veg+ Brazilian team.
She has been involved in projects related to different aspects of food and menu labelling, and to the provision of fruits and vegetables to schools from family farmers through the Brazilian Food Acquisition Programme. She has also completed a Ph.D. internship for seven months at the British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-communicable Disease Prevention, at the University of Oxford in the UK, supported by a Science without Borders scholarship. Vanessa’s PhD has received the Honour Award from the Brazilian Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) in 2017. Vanessa’s research interests are mainly related to policy aspects of health promotion and nutrition, with particular attention to the prevention of childhood overweight and obesity through the promotion of healthy eating.
Dr Ana Carolina Fernandes
Dr Ana Carolina Fernandes is a Lecturer in both the Undergraduate and Graduate Nutrition Programme at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil. She is a registered nutritionist and holds Ph.D. and Master degrees in Nutrition. Dr Fernandes is also an executive member of the Nutrition Association of Santa Catarina (ACAN).
Ana Carolina’s expertise is within the academic disciplines of food system, food surveillance, nutrition in foodservice, scientific methodology and qualitative research. Her research interests include nutritional and sensory quality of food preparation; calorie content and healthy food choices; cooking skills; healthy food choices; and especially food and menu labelling.
Dr Greyce Luci Bernardo
Dr Greyce Luci Bernardo, Lecturer in the Nutrition Department at Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil, is a registered nutritionist and holds both Ph.D. and Master degrees in Nutrition. During her Ph.D. she investigated Cooking Skills and healthy food among university students, developing a system called Nutrition and Culinary in the Kitchen (NCC).
Her expertise is within the academic disciplines of nutrition in foodservice, food system and scientific methodology. Her research interests include nutritional and sensory quality of food preparation; standardisation of healthy menus; food choice at buffet-by-weight restaurants; dietetic techniques; development of culinary preparations; and especially hands-on cooking classes, development of cooking skills, and healthy eating practices.
Dr Paula Lazzarin Uggioni
Dr Paula Lazzarin Uggioni is a Lecturer in both Undergraduate and Graduate Nutrition Programmes at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil. She is a registered nutritionist, and holds Ph.D. degree in Food and Nutrition from University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil and a Master’s degree in Nutrition from UFSC, Brazil. Her expertise is within the academic disciplines of nutrition in foodservice, food surveillance, scientific methodology and qualitative research. Paula’s research interests include quality in food and nutrition, evaluation of gastronomic heritage, cooking skills; and especially food labelling, healthy food choices and consumer behaviour.
Dr Suellen Secchi Martinelli
Dr Suellen Martinelli is a Lecturer at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil. She studied Mathematics and Nutrition at undergraduate level at the State University of Midwest, Brazil, and gained her Masters and Ph.D. in Nutrition from UFSC, Brazil. She is also a member of the Agroecology and Food Supply Chains Research Group.
Suellen’s main research interests are related to the quality of meals production and food system, with emphasis on sustainability, food security, menu planning and evaluation.
Dr Suzi Barletto Cavalli
Dr Suzi Barletto Cavalli is a Senior Lecturer at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), covering both undergraduate and graduate programmes in Nutrition. Dr Cavalli is a registered nutritionist, and holds a Master’s degree on rural extension from the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil, and a Ph.D degree on Food and Nutrition from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. She has also completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in Nutrition at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Suzi is a member of the Agroecology and Food Supply Chains Research Group, and the Hub Latin America UFSC-Genok, Norway. She was a member of the National Committee for Biosafety (CTNBio) from the Brazilian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation from 2011 to 2015. Suzi is also a tutor for the Educational Tutoring Programme (PET-Nutrition) at UFSC and coordinates the Observatory for Healthy and Sustainable Studies. Her research interests are related to food security, sustainability, management of nutrition in foodservice, commercial and institutional restaurants, school meals, street food, smallholder family farmers, genetic modified foods and food systems.
Bárbara Dias Lino
Bárbara is an undergraduate student in Nutrition at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, and a Journalist with a degree from the same university. Currently, she is a research assistant on the Veg+ project. Her research interests are associated to sustainable food production, eating habits and culinary workshops for the promotion of healthy eating. As a journalist, she has professional experience in television, press and inbound marketing.
Bianca is an undergraduate student in Nutrition at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil, and a Hosting Technician at the Federal Institute of Santa Catarina Campus Camboriú (IFC), Brazil. She is currently a research assistant at the Veg + Project. Her research interests are associated to sustainable food production, eating habits and cooking skills.