Barbara Burlingame

Barbara Burlingame is a nutrition scientist with 35 years’ experience. Her qualifications include undergraduate degrees in Nutrition Science and Environmental Toxicology from UC Davis, and a PhD from Massey University. Currently she is co-chair of the Sustainable Diets Task Force of the IUNS, specialty chief editor of the peer-reviewed international journal Frontiers in Nutrition, member of the HLPE-FSN Steering Committee of CFS, and an independent consultant. Since 2016, she has been a professor at Massey University (currently as adjunct professor). For 16 years she worked in FAO's Nutrition Division, first as Senior Officer, then as Chief, retiring in 2014. ​

Throughout her career she served as scientific adviser/board member of many foundations, panels, journals and academies; and has authored hundreds of scientific papers, books, UN reports and policy documents in the areas human nutrition, food composition, biodiversity for food and nutrition, sustainable diets, traditional food systems of indigenous peoples.​