Josephine (Jo) Garvey

Fi Conference Speaker - Jo Garvey
Senior Medical Affairs Consultant
Paediatric Nutrition Expert

Josephine Garvey completed her BSc (Hons) degree in Nutritional Sciences/Nutrition & Dietetics (and hospital placement) in London. She went on to specialise in paediatric clinical nutrition and worked at various London hospitals for 10 years; with a special focus on childhood food allergies, neurological disorders, neonates & cancer. She was an invited lecturer for under and post-graduate courses including the MSc in Food Allergy, Southampton University, and Paediatric Nutrition at the Royal Free Hospital, Medical School, London. In 2000 she undertook her masters in Nutritional Medicine at Surrey University and thesis on Prebiotics in children with Idiopathic Constipation (supervised by Dr J. Brown, Surrey University and Prof. Glenn Gibson, Reading University). Jo then spent over 12 years working for the medical nutrition industry (Nutricia/Danone), where she was responsible for building the paediatric nutrition business within established and emerging markets. A major focus of her work was establishing partnerships with global experts, supporting nutrition education and training as well as building evidence platforms. Since July 2017 she is working as an independent paediatric nutrition consultant. She is also an affiliate with The University of Queensland where she is supporting a project on screening for children with Cerebral Palsy, and is an advisor for IIPAN (International Initiative for Pediatrics and Nutrition) - a project led by Columbia University (NY) developing educational platforms for children with cancers in LMIC. She has published various articles in her field of expertise, lectured at university level and has presented at national and international events on paediatric & infant nutrition/ nutrition support.