Laura Rossi

Laura Rossi

CREA-NUT, Roma

Large experiences in public health nutrition activities in developing and developed countries. Evaluation of nutritional status in individuals and populations: field studies using anthropometric and biochemical techniques; use of nutrition indicators for projects’ evaluation; design of nutritional surveillance systems; trials with micronutrient enriched foods. Extensive institutional activities for public health nutrition consensus document preparation. Member of Management Editorial Board for revision of Italian Recommended Intake of Energy and Nutrient (LARN) and Co-coordinator of the Editorial Board for revision of National Food Based Dietary Guidelines. Italian Technical Focal point (FAO) for preparation of INC+21. Management of complex national and international research projects aimed to promote public health nutrition. Member of Italian governmental committees on nutrition policies and scientific societies. Consultant for UN bodies, EU, Italian Cooperation, international NGOs for nutritional programmes in low and medium income countries (LMICs). Bibliographical activity, peer reviews papers, consensus documents and technical reports.
Maturity, initiative, courtesy, tact and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds. Good teamworker; able to live in team accommodation, and work closely with a small team in isolated circumstances. Strong leadership skills and a supportive management style. Able to be diplomatic in different circumstances and be aware of the prevailing cultural values. Ability to work under pressure in an unstable security environment.

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