DSc Karen Lapsley

Fi Conference Speaker - Karen Lapsley
Chief Scientific Officer
Almond Board of California

Since August 1999, Karen has managed the nutrition and food research programs and established the scientific rational and the research network that has made science based global messaging standard practice at the Almond Board of California. Karen also has oversight for the production and environmental research ABC, and their integration into ABC’s sustainability programs. She has a strong record for identifying crucial scientific issues, providing balanced perspective to senior management, and mobilizing resources to reach consensus and resolution. She represents the Almond Board of California professionally with International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), International Treenut Council Nutrition Research Education Foundation, University of California committees and advistory boards in the food science and engineering programs. She has presented more than 100 conference presentations, has written over 50 publications and reports and has been co-author on several book chapters. Previous experience included progressive research and management responsibilities in government and food industry positions and university teaching to entry level nutrition and dietetic students. She began her career in consumer communications and quality assurance with a multinational food company (T. J. Lipton/Unilever). Professional memberships and active leadership roles include the US, Canadian and Swiss Food Technology Associations; US and British Nutrition and Obesity Societies.