External Expert Advisory Board

External Expert Advisory Board

LIKE-A-PRO is supported by an External Expert Advisory Board, a consultative body made up of renowned experts who are responsible for providing strategic advice to the project.

Our LIKE-A-PRO EEAB consists of the following members:

Begoña Pérez Villarreal

Director of the EIT Food for Southern Europe

Begoña Pérez Villarreal is currently the Director of the EIT Food for Southern Europe, aimed to boost innovation involving stakeholders from the Mediterranean area. Main activity is related to building a dynamic ecosystem developing collaborative projects and activities in business creation, education, innovation and communication programs to develop products and services contributing to a healthy lifestyle and a sustainable circular bio-economy.

She holds a BSc in Pharmacy from the University of Navarra, DESS-Microbiologie des Aliments, DEA-Business Management of Food companies.


Nanna Lien

Professor in Nutritional Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine at University
of Oslo

Nanna Lien is professor in Nutritional Epidemiology at the University of Oslo. She is member of the reference group for the Norwegian Intention agreement on a healthier diet, and deputy editor of the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Her academic interests include factors affecting food habits in different population groups, especially children and youth, the development, implementation and evaluation of interventions to promote healthy eating and reduce social inequalities.

She holds a PhD in Public health nutrition from the University of Oslo.

Andrés Francisco Javier Palou Oliver

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University
of the Balearic Islands (UIB)

Andreu Palou is professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the UIB and director of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Nutrition and Biotechnology.

He has been member of the scientific-advisory committees of various public and private entities in the field of food and nutrition, e.g., first President of the Scientific Committee of the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition, member of the Scientific Committee on Food of the EC, vice-president of the Scientific Panel on Nutrition of the EFSA, etc. He has experience in Novel Foods and Health Claims.


Carlijn Kamphuis

Associate Professor at the Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science at Utrecht University

Dr. Carlijn Kamphuis is Associate Professor at the Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science, which is part of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Utrecht University. With her research, she aims to increase our understanding of how physical, socio-cultural and policy-environmental factors contribute to socioeconomic inequities in health and health-behaviours (e.g., food consumption, physical activity), in order to find ways to decrease these persistent and unfair inequities.

Kamphuis holds a PhD in Public Health, received multiple national and international grants and won the L’Oréal UNESCO For Women in Science Award in 2016.

Laia Badal

Innovation manager at Alicia Foundation

Laia Badal is currently Innovation manager at Alicia Foundation, in the area of development and innovation. She has focused her role on the development of new products with food companies and in everything related to the management of culinary processes. She has worked in the food industry, in companies like Silliker or Danone, and in the pharmaceutical industry at Andersen and Uniqema.

She is graduated in Chemistry at the University of Barcelona.