Dr Nick Smith, Research Officer at the Sustainable Nutrition Initiative®

Dr Nick Smith is a Research Officer at the Riddet Institute, a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence hosted by Massey University.

He works as part of the Sustainable Nutrition Initiative®, a program providing evidence for the sustainable food system debate and ensuring that human nutrition is seen as a key aspect of sustainability.

Nick holds degrees in mathematics from Swansea University (UK) and in nutritional science from Massey University (NZ). His expertise is in mathematical modelling of complex systems, with a particular focus on human nutrition. His former research interest was in predictive models for dynamics in the human intestinal microbiome, and the influence on host health and wellbeing. He now studies the dynamics of global and national food systems and their impact on the nutrition of the global population.

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Discover videos featuring Dr Nick Smith, where he shares his expertise as a research officer at the Riddet Institute.

Vital Nutrients the World Needs

Discover the global food system and its impact on health and nutrition with Dr Nick Smith. From agriculture to consumption, he explores how food production translates into vital nutrients for populations worldwide.

Milk's impact on the Global Food System

Discover the critical role of dairy in global nutrition. Without it, we'd face shortages in many essential nutrients leading to long-term health consequences, especially for vulnerable populations.

Research: Nutritional Differences between Plant-based & cow's milk

Discover the nutritional differences between plant-based beverages and cow’s milk in the latest study by the Riddet Institute.