Expert Working Group

Meet our experts - they are multinational, multidisciplinary and highly regarded but all focussed on the importance of healthy hydration and promoting general behavioural change.

Prof. Max Lafontan

Prof. Max Lafontan

INSERM Unit 858, University of Toulouse, France

Professor Max Lafontan is a principal investigator at the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Inserm).

Prof. Lafontan obtained a PhD and a Doctorat-es-Sciences thesis from University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France) in 1979. He was appointed as assistant-professor in 1970 and as associate-professor of Animal Physiology in 1979. In 1985, he moved to Inserm as principal investigator and from 1988-2002, headed the Inserm Unit 317 (Adrenergic Regulations and Metabolic Adaptations) and the Institute Louis Bugnard Research Centre from 1990-1997.

Prof. David Haslam

Prof. David Haslam

Watton-at-Stone, Hertfordshire / National Obesity Forum, UK

David Haslam graduated from St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in 1985 with a MB BS. He is a full-time GP with a special interest in obesity and cardiometabolic disease, a Physician in obesity medicine at the Centre for Obesity Research at Luton & Dunstable Hospital, Professor in obesity sciences at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, and Chairman of the National Obesity Forum in the UK.

Prof. Hardinsyah

Prof. Hardinsyah

Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia

Hardinsyah is Professor of the Faculty of Human Ecology (FEMA) Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), President of the Indonesian Food and Nutrition Society (PERGIZI PANGAN), and President of the CSR Society of Indonesia (AP-CSR Indonesia). Having received his Bachelor and Master degrees from IPB, majoring in community nutrition, Professor Hardinsyah was awarded his PhD in Nutrition and Food from University of Queensland, Australia and was a visiting scholar at Cornell University in the United States.

Prof. Jean-François Duhamel

Prof. Jean-François Duhamel

CHU de Caen, France

Professor Jean-Francois Duhamel is Chief of Paediatrics at the Medical University Hospital of Caen. He is a corresponding member of the National Academy of Medicine and competent with the AFSSA. He is the author of "Acute dehydration of newborns and infants" published in 2003 by John Libbey Eurotext.

Dr. Simón Barquera

Dr. Simón Barquera

National Institute of Public Health, Cuernavaca, Mexico

Dr. Barquera is a medical surgeon from the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana in Mexico City with graduate MS and PhD degrees from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston MA. He has been a consultant for WHO, PAHO, IFPRI and the IAAE in the fields of nutrition, obesity and chronic diseases. He is co-author of diverse books and scientific papers such as the Third Report on the World Nutrition Situation of United Nations, the Mexican Nutrition Survey (1999), the Mexican Health Survey (2000) and the Mexican Health and Nutrition Survey (2006) reports.

Prof. Lawrence E. Armstrong

Prof. Lawrence E. Armstrong

University Professor, specialist in sports physiology and expert in hydration, Connecticut, USA

Lawrence E. Armstrong, Ph.D., FACSM, is a Professor at the University of Connecticut’s Human Performance Laboratory with joint appointments in the Nutritional Sciences Department and the Department of Physiology & Neurobiology. He presently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Exercise Metabolism, Thermal Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Scientific Presentations, and Physiological Responses to Stressful Environments.

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