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Emeritus Professor Harry McArdle

Last updated: 24 August 2020

Professor Harry McArdle is an Emeritus Professor at the Rowett institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen and is also Honorary Professor of Biosciences at the University of Nottingham. He is a member of the Nutrition, Dietetics and Allergy Panel and of the Novel Foods working group for the European Food Safety Authority.

His research interests include the role of micronutrients and the critical role they play in growth and development.  His primary interest is in the interactions between iron and copper and the effect of altered iron status on placenta and placental function and on fetal and post-natal development

Professor McArdle was appointed to ACNFP in 2012 as the SACN representative and as a full member in 2018.

Professor  McArdle is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and of the Royal Society of Biology. He is a Registered Nutritionist (Nutritional Sciences). He is a member of the Nutrition Society, for whom he has held several trustee roles, and the Physiological and Biochemical Societies.

Register of interests

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Current

Personal Interests

Category of Interest Organisation/Body & Nature of Interest 
Membership, affiliation, trusteeships or decision-making position with relevant organisations

EFSA Novel Foods Working Group (2018-present)

EFSA NDA Panel Member (2017-present)

Historic

Personal Interests

Category of Interest   Organisation/Body & Nature of Interest 
Membership, affiliation, trusteeships or decision-making position with relevant organisations

Scientific Advisory Committee On Nutrition  (SACN)(Member) (2014-2018

Nutrition Society (Honorary Treasurer) (2014-2016)

Non-Personal Interests

Category of Interest  Organisation/Body & Nature of Interest 
Indirect financial or non-financial support from relevant organisations

International Copper Association (Funds to Support Visiting Scientists) (2014-2016)