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Medical and Scientific Affairs Team - About Us

The Medical and Scientific Affairs Team at Nutricia inspires change through science and partnerships, with the purpose of the team being to ensure:

  • The scientific credibility behind our products
  • Information provided to healthcare professionals and parents is reliable and accurate
  • The latest nutritional and scientific research is incorporated in the innovation of our products

The team is composed of:



Registered Dietitians, with experience including both clinical dietetics and experience in industry. 


Registered Nutritionists including academic qualifications in Clinical & Public Health Nutrition, and Allergy and Immunology.


Scientists with backgrounds in Food Sciences, Pharmacology and Biomedical Sciences.

Expert contributors


Dr Sarah Jarvis

Dr Sarah Jarvis, is a qualified GP and an active medical writer and broadcaster, with a lifelong interest in women’s health.

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Dr Bernd Stahl

Dr Bernd Stahl is an expert in breastfeeding and breast milk, and is currently the Director of Human Milk Research & Analytical Science at Danone Nutricia Research. For over 25 years, he has contributed significantly to the understanding of the benefits of breast milk and its impact on early life. 

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Dr Dawn Harper

Dr Dawn Harper is a registered NHS GP, television presenter and author. Her main areas of focus are women’s health, fertility and obesity. She is regularly featured on television and radio shows as a medical expert, commenting on topical health stories, and writes for several magazines as well as writing her own medical books.

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Dr Thomas Ludwig

Dr Thomas Ludwig is an expert in regurgitation, infant colic and constipation. He has worked for Danone Nutricia Research since 2009, and has also published over 50 scientific articles, reviews and book chapters.

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Dr Caroline Childs

Dr Caroline Childs is a Registered Nutritionist and a lecturer in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Southampton. She is currently a member of the ILSI Europe Expert Group on Immune Competence and Co-Chair of ILSI Europe’s Nutrition, Immunity and Inflammation Task Force.

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Oriana Hernandez Carrion

Oriana has a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition and Food Science (1st class) from University Iberoamericana in Mexico, the country where she completed an internship in a Children’s Public Hospital (HIMFG) and later on worked in a private nutrition clinic. 

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Dr Punam Krishan

Dr Punam Krishan is an NHS GP and media doctor with a specialist interest in public health, family and lifestyle medicine. She is also a honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Glasgow. Alongside this, Punam is a writer and director of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine.

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Dr Shazia Malik

Dr Shazia Malik is a highly experienced consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. She gained her medical degree with Honours and the Gold Medal in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1991. 

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Pip Davies

Pip is a practicing Midwifery Sister with many years of experience supporting families through pregnancy, birth, and the postnatal period. Pip is enthused by empowering women with evidence-based, honest information through her Online Your Pregnancy Journey and Antenatal Education Courses. Pip is also the founder of the Midwife Pip Podcast as she believes quality information should be accessible to all.

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