Nutrition scientist Professor Burlingame is an independent consultant and advisor to several international bodies.  An expert in nutrition science and environmental toxicology, she is a leader in sustainable nutrition and her work with the Riddet Institute focuses on sustainable diets and food systems.  Originally from the United States, she has a PhD from Massey University and undergraduate degrees from the University of California, Davis. Professor Burlingame is a member of the High-Level Panel of Experts Steering Committee on World Food Security, chair of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences Task Force on Sustainable Diets and specialty chief editor of Frontiers in Nutrition. She served at the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization for 16 years, with four of these as chief of nutrition. In 2021 she was the recipient of the Ancel and Margaret Keys Award for her work on sustainable diets and biodiversity for food and nutrition.