Dr Claire Copperstone is a lecturer in Human Nutrition within the Department of Food Sciences and Nutrition at the Faculty of Health Sciences. She graduated as pharmacist from the University of Malta in 1991 and obtained her Masters in Human Nutrition and Metabolism from the University of Aberdeen in 1994. Her PhD, awarded by the University of Aberdeen in 2013, focused on childhood obesity research, specifically on the validation of an online dietary assessment tool and the feasibility of an intervention to improve diets in Maltese children. She is a locally registered nutritionist and pharmacist and is also registered with the UK voluntary register as nutritionist. She is a member of the Board of the Faculty of Health Sciences, and member of the Board of Studies for the BSc Applied Food and Nutritional Sciences and Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics. She was also Acting Head of Department in the academic year 2016-2017. She lectures and has supervised research projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and has also been involved in the organisation of continuous professional development seminars within the department. Dr Copperstone has been a member of several working groups and technical committees including the multidisciplinary group working on The Healthy Plate-Dietary Guidelines within the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate, and also served as a member on the Council of the Professionals Complementary to Medicine(CPCM). She was also a member of the Maltese Presidency working group on obesity in the period 2016-2017 and has represented her department on various international conferences and workshops. She is a member of the British Nutrition Society and is the local contact for the World Obesity Federation. Her key research interests primarily involve obesity prevention and reduction from a public health perspective.