Associate Partners

Associate Partners

TAO project collaborates with nine experts in nutritional fields to ensure the quality of the project outputs.

Professor Carel le Roux – Associate Partner – IRELAND

Professor Carel le Roux works for the Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IrSPEN) and is also professor at the University College Dublin. As part of his work for the IrSPEN, he contributes to ensuring safe, efficient and high-quality nutritional care for all patients both in hospital and community.

His contribution to the project still needs to be determined.

For more information, see here.

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Jesùs Javier Diaz – Associate Partner – SPAIN

Jesùs Javier Diaz is the president of the Asociación Nacional de Personas Obesas (ASEPO). The organisation’s main goal is to prevent obesity especially through awareness raising about obesity, as well as through the promotion of healthy habits & lifestyle and self-esteem in patients living with obesity.

Jesùs Javier Diaz is willing to help the TAO partners disseminating the training in Spanish schools.

For more information, see here.

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Doctor Frans Folkvord – Associate Partner – NETHERLANDS

Dr. Frans Folkvord is lecturer and researcher for several universities (the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Radboud University Nijmegen and the Open University Catalonia). He has developed expertise in sport psychology and mental training.

He is willing to help the TAO Partners in assessing the quality of the nutrition training through questionnaires as well as disseminating the training in Dutch schools.

For more information, see here.

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Doctor Celine Murrin – Associate Partner – IRELAND

Dr. Celine Murrin is an assistant professor at the University College Dublin. Her field of interest is public health nutrition with a specific research interest in childhood obesity and its numerous factors.

She is willing to help the TAO partners assess the quality of the nutrition training by answering questionnaires.

For more information, see here.

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Doctor Agnieszka Naumiuk – Associate Partner – POLAND

Doctor Agnieszka Naumiuk is professor at the University of Warsaw. Her main focus of study is the educational role of non-governmental organisations as well as the participation of local communities in social support networks. She is also an expert in the inclusion and empowerment of groups and individuals suffering from discrimination and stigmatisation.

As part of the TAO Project, she will provide the partners with relevant content to draft the learning materials and will also participate in the quality assessment of the training.

For more information, see here.

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Doctor Graham Finlayson – Associate Partner – United Kingdom

Dr. Graham Finlayson is associate professor at the School of Psychology, University of Leeds and a member of the Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO). His main areas of work are human appetite, food choices, overeating as well as the relationship between eating and physical activity behaviours.

His expertise will be useful to assess the quality of nutrition training.

For more information, see here.

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Doctor Janas Harrington – Associate Partner – IRELAND

Dr. Janas Harrington is senior lecturer at the University College Cork. Over the years, she has developed a high expertise on the link between diet patterns and the development of chronic diseases such as obesity and cardiovascular diseases.

Dr. Harrington is willing to be involved in the assessment of the nutrition training and in its dissemination in local schools.

For more information, see here.

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Doctor Mirjam Heinen – Associate Partner – NETHERLANDS & IRELAND

Dr. Mirjam Heinen is assistant professor at the University College Dublin and was a member of the Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative Publication Group of the World Health Organisation. Her main field of interests are nutrition and health.

She will use her knowledge and skills to help assessing the quality of the nutrition training.

For more information, see here.

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Doctor Teodora Handjieva-Darlenska – Associate Partner – BULGARIA

Dr. Teodora Handjieva-Darlenska is the president of the Bulgarian association for the study of obesity and related diseases.

She will help the TAO partners in disseminating the nutrition training in local schools.

For more information, see here.