Michael Gibney is an international nutrition scholar and former president of The Nutrition Society. He has held esteemed research and faculty positions at leading universities, including the University of Sydney and Trinity College in Dublin. He is currently a professor emeritus of food and health at University College Dublin. Gibney has served on several EU and UN committees on nutrition and health, chaired the EU Scientific Committee for Food's working group on nutrition, and has been appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Joint Programme Initiative on Food and Health Research as well as Board of Directors of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.