CV – Nelene Koen

Dr Nelene Koen
Stellenbosch University, South Africa

B.Sc Dietetics (Stell) M Nutrition (Stell) PhD Nutritional Sciences (Stell)

Dr Nelene Koen is a registered dietitian and senior lecturer in the Division of Human Nutrition, Department of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University. She coordinates and teaches various undergraduate and postgraduate modules, provide post-graduate study supervision to Master of Therapeutic Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition and Food and Nutrition Security students and is actively involved in research related to food and nutrition labelling in South Africa, the South African sodium regulations and health promotion levy. She has presented her research at various national and international congresses and has published in several accredited peer-reviewed journals.

She is the recipient of the Stellenbosch University Rector’s award for Excellence in Teaching. Her main areas of interest falls within the public health nutrition domain and includes food and nutrition labelling, population-wide strategies to combat non-communicable diseases, organic foods and GMOs.

She is married and lives in Cape Town. She has two sons, Niel and Francois.