João Costa Leite

Universidade Fernando Pessoa

João Costa Leite is professor of Food Policy, Nutritional Epidemiology and Dietary Assessment Methods at University Fernando Pessoa. He is a researcher in CINTESIS having co-coordinated the Iogeneration study which monitored the iodine status among Portuguese school age children (funded by EEA Grants, 2015-2016). He is graduated in Nutrition and Food Sciences from University of Porto (FCNAUP, 2007) and holds a PhD degree in Human Nutrition from University College Dublin where he conducted a human intervention study to assess the impact of exercise training on metabolic health in older adults (2013). Among a number of multidisciplinary interests, his collaboration with the Joint Research Centre (European Commission) and farming experience motivates his current scientific focus on food systems and sustainability.