The Institute for Global Food Security

  • The Institute for Global Food Security
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GLOBAL RESEARCH INSTITUTES

Global Food Security

The Institute for Global Food Security aims to play a major role in delivering safe, sustainable and authentic food to the world’s population, and has become globally recognised for its excellence in research.

The Institute for Global Food Security

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THE PSYCHOLOGIST WHO’S MAPPING THE UK FOOD CHAIN

When Moira Dean came to Queen’s as a lecturer in 2007 she found herself taking up a unique role – as a psychologist working in the School of Biological Sciences.

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ARSENIC IN RICE: HOW BELFAST IS SOLVING A GLOBAL PROBLEM

Professor Andrew Meharg has gained a worldwide reputation for his research into a global food problem – the high levels of toxic arsenic in rice, the staple diet of half the world’s population.

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DRIVING FORWARD GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY

Professor Nigel Scollan’s career journey has taken him from his home county of Fermanagh to Edinburgh, Canada, Wales and now back to Northern Ireland where he joined Queen’s in 2016 as the new Director of the Institute for Global Food Security.

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RESEARCH THAT’S A RECIPE FOR A HEALTHIER POPULATION

Professor Jayne Woodside’s research is focused on how diet and lifestyle factors may affect chronic disease risk, including cardiovascular disease and cancer. And she doesn’t mince her words about the importance of making an impact.