Professor in Economic Statistics and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Reading, where he has served as a lecturer in Applied Economics and Consumer Behaviour. Co-editor in chief of the journal Food Policy. He is a consultant to FAO on nutrition policies, a member of the scientific advisory board of the Joint Programme Initiative “A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life” and a previous member of the expert group appointed by the European Commission on the evaluation of the EU School Fruit Scheme. He has led research teams of the University in several EC-funded research projects, including MONIQA, EATWELL, CONNECT4ACTION, NU-AGE and international initiatives such as DEDIPAC (JPI-HDHL) and SUSDIET (Era-NET SUSFOOD). His publication record includes two books, with Oxford University Press (Fat Economics) and Sage Publications (Statistics for Marketing and Consumer Research) and about 45 articles in international refereed journals on applied economics topics.
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