Spoon Guru Expert Panel2018-10-26T07:02:44+01:00

The Spoon Guru Expert Panel

Spoon Guru empowers consumers and businesses to meet complex dietary needs in a systematic, data driven manner.

Our proprietary technology combines leading medical insight with unique machine learning algorithms to reveal previously hidden dietary attributes in food products and recipes.

We have appointed an advisory panel of world-leading health and nutrition experts to help implement new advances in nutritional medicine through this technology platform. Together we are working to explore new dietary requirements and foodstuffs, and to expand the specific diets we offer.

Meet the panel

Dr Marc E. Rothenberg
Director of the Division of Allergy and Immunology; Director of the Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders

Dr Marc E Rothenberg, MD PhD

Dr Rothenberg has An MD and PhD from Harvard Medical School and awards including the 2007 E Mead Johnson Award and the 2010 National Institute of Health Merit Award.

He will focus on how Spoon Guru can promote better nutrition in those living with allergies and immune based diseases and use technology to improve patients’ quality of life.

“I am excited to work with Spoon Guru. They have a game-changing technology that has potential to revolutionize the way we eat and improve healthy eating.” – Dr Rothenberg

Dr Carina Venter
Registered dietician in the UK, US and South Africa

Dr Carina Venter, PhD RD

Dr Venter has been published widely in the field of food allergy, covering topics relating to prevention, diagnosis and management.

She will work with Spoon Guru to deliver balanced nutrition choices for those living with allergies, whilst ensuring individualised avoidance strategies of food allergens.

“We need to make sure that the right choice is made when people buy commercial products and that a variety of home-made recipes for different avoidance diets are available. Spoon Guru ticks all of the boxes for me.” – Dr Venter

Professor Graham Bonwick
University of Newcastle

Professor Graham Bonwick

Professor Bonwick specialises in food safety and innovation. He will work with Spoon Guru to study food fraud, allergy testing, and research.

Anna Wheeler
Anna Wheeler Nutrition Limited

Anna Wheeler

Anna Wheeler is a Registered Nutritionist with 15 years experience. She worked at Unilever for more than five years in various local and global roles, then moved on to work at Coca-Cola Great Britain as Health & Nutrition Manager. Anna started her consultancy business, Anna Wheeler Nutrition Limited, in 2017. She also chaired the Nutritionists in Industry (NII) network for over four years.

Anna has recently co-founded Nutrition Talent, a recruitment and resourcing agency specialising in the provision of flexible, professional Nutrition resource. It also offers strategic career development support for those with nutrition expertise.

Anna is a member of Spoon Guru’s Nutrition Expert Panel and her passion for communicating nutrition science simply and clearly, whilst helping to debunk nutrition myths will be put to good use during her time on the panel..

Dr Rachel Allen
Rachel Allen Nutrition

Dr Rachel Allen

Dr Allen has a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Bristol University, a Master’s degree in Nutrition from King’s College London, and a Doctorate of Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). She is a Registered Public Health Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition (AfN).

She has worked for over 11 years as a Government Nutrition Scientist for the Food Standards Agency (FSA), the Department of Health (DH), Public Health England (PHE), and a leading food service provider, Brakes. Dr Allen has now set up her own consultancy, Rachel Allen Nutrition.

She has been chosen for the panel because of her vision to improve the health of others through the use of the latest evidence based research and advice.

Dr Gonzalez
Assistant Professor at the University of Bath

Dr Gonzalez, PhD

Dr Gonzalez completed his PhD in 2013, with his thesis covering the areas of nutrition, exercise metabolism and appetite.

Following this, he completed his postdoctoral training in collaboration with the University of Maastricht and Newcastle University studying the effects of nutrition on liver and muscle metabolism, and he has been an Assistant Professor at the University of Bath since 2014.

He has published over 35 peer-reviewed articles in the areas of human nutrition and metabolism and his research seeks to understand the interactions between nutrition and exercise in the context of health and disease. His work continues to research the topic of precision nutrition to improve metabolic outcomes for human health.

Dr Antonis Vlassopoulos
Honorary Research Associate, University of Glasgow

Dr Antonis Vlassopoulos, PhD MSc

Dr Vlassopoulos has a PhD and MSc in Human Nutrition from the University of Glasgow.

He has exceptional academic and food industry experience, and has been published in peer reviewed international journals through his work as a Nutritionist at Nestle Research Centre. His research focuses on the role of foods and diets in chronic disease development on a molecular / physiological level (inflammation & oxidative stress), and understanding the multiple different interventions and mechanisms linked to weight management and obesity prevention. He also looks at public health interventions through nutrient profiling.

Dr Ana Rodriguez-Mateos
Lecturer in Nutrition, King’s College London

Dr Ana Rodriguez-Mateos, PhD

Dr. Rodriguez-Mateos is a Lecturer in Nutrition at the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King’s College London.
She received her PhD and conducted her postdoctoral studies at the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences of the University of Reading, UK. Her research aims to investigate the impact of diet and food bioactives on human health, with a strong focus on understanding the bioavailability, metabolism and cardiovascular health benefits of polyphenols.

Dr Adrian Hodgson
Nutrition Innovation Consultant

Dr Adrian Hodgson, PhD

Dr Hodson has a PhD in Nutrition, Physiology and Metabolism.

His previous role was as a Senior Sport Scientist at Lucozade Ribena Suntory, delivering innovation within the sports nutrition category through groundbreaking scientific research.

He will look specifically at how scientific insights into nutrition, health and wellness can be communicated to consumers through the Spoon Guru technology.

“Spoon Guru is an innovative company that has the potential to help people make better food and drink decisions more often. This can either be for people with allergies or intolerances, or those trying to shop better, to improve their health. Using Spoon Guru technology can make health and well-being fuss free.” – Dr Hodgson