Professor Colette Shortt

Colette is a Regulatory Director, Emerging Science & Innovation, Global Franchise Organization. Before joining J&J, Colette was Science Director at Yakult  and held a Research Nutrition position at SmithKline Beecham Consumer Healthcare. Colette has been active in the development of product-related standards and health claim substantiation throughout her career (Joint Health Claim Initiative, Council of Europe, PASSCLAIM) and coordinated one of the first successful disease risk reduction health claim regulatory submissions in Europe while at McNeil Nutritionals Ltd. Colette is a Visiting Professor to Ulster University, Registered Nutritionist and Fellow of the Association for Nutrition and the Royal Society of Medicine. She is active on the Boards of the International Life Science Institute, and the Pharmabiotic Research Institute. She is a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Cork with post-graduate qualifications in nutrition (MSc, PhD) and a business qualification (MBA) from the School of Business Management, University of Surrey. As part of her post-graduate education, she was research active  in Ireland, Canada and at the Rowett Research Institute, Scotland. She was one of the founding editorial board members of Trends in Food Science & Technology.

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