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Susan Jane Fairweather-Tait, British Food scientist. Recipient BNF Nutrition prize, 1997; European Union Project grantee, since 1989, Medical Research Council grantee, London, since 1994, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council grantee, since 1996. Member Nutrition Society, American Institute Nutrition, European Academy Nutritional Scientists.


Fairweather-Tait, Susan Jane was born on July 17, 1949 in King's Lynn, Norfolk, England. Daughter of Arthur Leslie and Mildred Joan (Woodward) Fox.


Bachelor of Science, University London, 1973. Master of Science with distinction, University London, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University London, 1978.

Doctor of Science, University London, 1996.


Lecturer Middlesex Polytechnic, London, 1974-1977. Demonstrator King's College, 1976-1977. Research nutritionist Beecham Products, 1978-1979.

Senior science officer Institute of Food Research, Norwich, England, 1979-1986, principal research scientist England, since 1986, head nutrition, since 1999. Lecturer University East Anglia, Norwich, since 1990, honorary chair School Health, since 1998. Member committee on dietary reference values Committee Med Aspects of Food Policy, London, 1987-1992.

Member task force on iron British Nutrition Foundation, London, 1992-1995. Member biovailability of nutrients task force International Life Science Institute Europe, Brussels, since 1992. Member nutrition working group on iron Food Standards Agency Science Advisory Committee, since 2002.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.


Member Nutrition Society, American Institute Nutrition, European Academy Nutritional Scientists.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: literature, art, antiques, opera, gardening.


Married Philip Andrew Fairweather-Tait, August 15, 1980 (deceased January 1983). Married Christopher Bruce McEvoy, May 17, 1986. 1 child, Andrew James.

Arthur Leslie Fox

Mildred Joan (Woodward) Fox

Philip Andrew Fairweather-Tait

Christopher Bruce McEvoy

Andrew James Fairweather-Tait