Food and Health Network Making Science work for the Food Industry Institute of Food Research

About the Food & Health Network

The Purpose of the Network

  • To facilitate information exchange between IFR scientists, food and allied industries generating competitive advantage through early access to the latest research

What Does the Network offer?

  • Competitive advantage through access to the latest research into food issues
  • Regular updates on our understanding of the science of food
  • Direct conversation with leading scientists through targeted seminars and conferences on topics you help define
  • A forum for national and international industry-science networking
  • Input to the development of research projects so they respond to industry needs
  • Science communication, newsletters, website with members-only features
  • Discussion of confidential issues relevant to individual members via F&HN Direct


Members of F&HN receive a newsletter, F&HN Brief, bi-monthly via email. Back issues of the Food & Health Network Brief are available here

Who organises and guides the Network?

The Food and Health Network is supported by the Cluster Coordinators. Follow the links for information on the aims of each of the clusters.

The management and delivery of the Food and Health Network, is the responsibility of the IFR Resources Group, consisting of

  • Reg Wilson, Head of Science Operations
  • Sandra Dibben, PA to Head of Science Operations
  • Lesley Swift, F&HN Administrator

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