Dr Abby Thompson completed her BTech (Food Technology) and PhD (Food Technology) at Massey University. While working as a PostDoctoral Fellow at the Riddet Institute, she developed an interest in expanding her knowledge into human nutrition and nutrigenomics. She was awarded a 3-year research fellowship from the New Zealand government in 2007, and joined the Hugh Sinclair Nutrition Group (HSNU) at the University of Reading (UK). Dr Thompson then moved to PepsiCo’s global R&D Nutrition team for 2 ½ years. She returned to the Riddet Institute in early 2013 to join the Management team of the Riddet Institute. She was appointed Director, Riddet Innovation, Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology in 2015.
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