The programme for the day can be download here.


Keynote speakers







Dr Line Småstuen Haug, talked on the topic of biomonitoring human exposure to organic consumer chemicals.


Dr. Line Småstuen Haug is a senior scientist at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Department for exposure and risk assessment in Oslo. Line has a PhD in analytical chemistry/environmental chemistry from the University of Oslo. The title of her thesis was “Characterisation of human exposure pathways to perfluorinated compounds - comparing exposure estimates with biomarkers of exposure”. During 20 years of working experience, Line has profound experience in the development of analytical methods for the determination of persistent organic pollutants in biological material. She has expertise in the field of human exposure to persistent organic pollutants using human biomonitoring approaches, and has been involved in several large epidemiological projects.







Prof Ashley Adamson, Professor of Public Health Nutrition at the Human Nutrition Research Centre, Newcastle University, talked about the challenges of dietary assessment, especially in adolescents and young people.


Ashley Adamson is a Professor in Public Health Nutrition at Newcastle University.   She leads a research team in Public Health Nutrition Research with the Human Nutrition Research Centre and the Public Health Improvement theme in the Institute of Health & Society. Ashley’s work seeks to understand the complex relationships between the food environment, food choice, nutrient intake, physical activity, individual and socio demographic characteristics and health outcomes.   Her research spans across the life course from the youngest young to the oldest old but has a particular focus on children, families and young people and school food policy. Ashley has worked as part of the Newcastle 85+ team and also with LiLACS NZ study at Auckland University to meet the challenge of assessing the food intake in the oldest old.

Ashley is Director for Fuse, UKCRC Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, Fuse is a member of the NIHR School of Public Health Research (SPHR).  Ashley is also a member of Dept. of Health Public Health Research Consortium (PHRC). She was awarded Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health through distinction in 2011 and an NIHR Research Professorship in 2012.