Professor Jean-Pierre Poulain, University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France
Prof. Jean-Pierre Poulain holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Paris VII, France and a HDR in from the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, France. He has a long and established academic career together with international cooperation in different parts of the world, in the specialised field of food studies and hospitality education. He conducts researches on the links between Food and Health in the frame of CERTOP UMR-CNRS 5044. Besides, he is a Full Professor, Dean of Department and Research Team Leader at University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France. He also holds the position of “Chair Food Studies: Food, Cultures & Health" at Taylor’s Toulouse University Centre (TTUC), Taylor’s University, Malaysia.
Prof. Poulain has published over 180 articles, books and book chapters, and has led several book series on food heritage. He has led the publication of the "Dictionnaire des cultures alimentaires", a book involving more than 160 authors from different countries across the globe. He has been a keynote to several international conferences and scientific events sharing his life-time research experience in the areas of food studies, sociology of obesity and food heritage.