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Expert Panel

Healthcare professionals, scientists and researchers offer information about the role of meat as part of a healthy, balanced diet.

Meat our expert panel : A group of healthcare professionals, scientists and researchers who can provide independent information about red meat and its role as part of a healthy, balanced diet.


Dr Gill Jenkins BM, DRCOG, DFFP, BA Dr Gill Jenkins

  • General Practitioner
  • Medical writer, broadcaster and film producer
  • Medical director, Wings Medical Services

Dr Carrie Ruxton BSc, PhD Dr Carrie Ruxton

  • Public health nutritionist and dietitian
  • Former Chief Executive at The Nutrition Society and Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster as course leader for BSc Human Nutrition

Professor Robert Pickard BSc PhD CBiol FSB RNutr Professor Robert Pickard

  • Emeritus Professor of Neurobiology at the University of Cardiff
  • Chairman of DECC's Radioactive Waste Management Committee, and Visiting Professor at the Royal Agriculture
  • Formerly Director-General of the British Nutrition Foundation; Chairman of the NGO Forum for the Royal Society for Public Health; and Chairman of the Consumers’ Association, Which?; and Chairman of the UK Government’s Foresight Task Force, Food's Contribution to Health in the Future

Mr Roger Leicester OBE FRCS Mr Roger Leicester

  • Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Specialist in colorectal cancer and endoscopy

The Meat Advisory Panel (MAP) is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from the red meat industry.