Claire Copperstone


Dr Claire Copperstone is a senior lecturer in Human Nutrition and also the Head of the Department of Food Sciences and Nutrition at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta.

She has authored and co-authored scientific peer-reviewed papers relating to dietary interventions, focus groups studies exploring parental perceptions within the child obesity context, and body fat distribution and metabolic rates in adults.

Dr Copperstone has been a member of several working groups and technical committees including the multidisciplinary group working on The Healthy Plate-Dietary Guidelines within the local Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate, and was also a member of the Maltese Presidency working group on obesity in the period 2016-2017 which drafted the technical report ‘Public Procurement of Food For Health’.