Health Sciences: Dr. in Biological Sciences
Date of admittance: 20/09/2018
Speech in reply by: Dr. Lluís Serra Majem
RAFAEL URRIALDE DE ANDRES, Doctor in Biological Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid and Specialist Technician in Environmental Sciences, University Institute of Environmental Sciences of the University of Madrid. Appointed honorary collaborator of the Department of Plant Biology I, Faculty of Biological Sciences of the Complutense University of Madrid during the period of the completion of his doctoral thesis. It has been formed through national and international postgraduate courses and congresses in food security, nutrition and health, carried out by different Spanish universities and scientific societies. He has been appointed Honorary Member of the General Council of Official Associations of Pharmacists for his continuous work in training health professionals. Teacher of master’s degrees and training courses at different universities in Madrid, Barcelona, Granada, Malaga, Murcia and Seville. Honorary Professor of the Faculty of Biology of the Complutense University of Madrid (course 2018-2019). He has been a member of different national and international scientific-technical committees related to food security, nutrition and general health.
Currently, he is a member of different scientific committees related to food and nutrition: member of the Scientific Committee of the Madrid Institute of Advanced Studies-IMDEA Food, member of the Spanish Society of Nutrition (SEÑ), of the Spanish Society of Community Nutrition (SENC), from the Spanish Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition (AEDN) and secretary of the Spanish Nutrition Foundation (FEN). He is the author and co-author of scientific publications and book chapters, as well as materials and scientific-technical supports related to nutrition education. He has co-directed a
PhD thesis and has organized the I and II International and Spanish Hydration Congress. In addition, he has given more than 100 papers at congresses and continuing education activities with health, food and nutrition professionals.
He was Head of Health and Food Safety in Puleva Food, Director of the Health and Food Department in the Consumers Union of Spain (UCE), technical coordinator of the magazine “Citizen”, analysis technician of the Institute of Cold of the Superior Council of Investigations , Vegetable Freezing Unit and collaborator of the Plant Physiology Chair of the Faculty of Biological Sciences of the Complutense University of Madrid. He is currently director of Health and Nutrition of Coca-Cola Iberia, where he has also been deputy director of scientific and regulatory affairs.