Dr Ruth Fairchild
Reader in Oral and Public Health Nutrition
My role at the ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre
I am an academic member of staff and a registered nutritionist with considerable research and lecturing experience in Nutrition (basic and applied including sports nutrition), new product development and sensory analysis.
I am an academic advisor for ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre projects that require inputs such as bespoke sensory analysis training for companies, market research and logistics/ technical aspects of product development especially products with nutritional or health claims or those designed for specific age groups. I validate the nutritional analysis and nutrient labelling of products and am involved in sensory analysis including by specialist panel. I am phlebotomy trained and help Glycaemic load (GL) testing of food products for companies to enable them to display credible GL figures on their products.
I am also an academic advisor for graduates that take up KITE/HELIX placements in industry, working with over 40 companies over the last 20 years. This experience literally feeds into my teaching of students providing continual professional updating.