Dr Kalpana Bhaskaran
Dr Kalpana Bhaskaran is currently the Manager of Nutrition Research at Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore. She championed the design, planning and implementation of Singapore’s and the region’s first accredited Glycemic Index Research Unit (GIRU). She is a qualified Nutritionist/Dietitian with more than 15 years of experience in nutrition research, lecturing, project management and consultancy services. She was awarded the inaugural “Teaching Excellence Award” for outstanding lecturing, and holistic development of students in 2009 and National Day President’s award for Education in 2014. She has worked on Healthy Eating and Weight management training programmes with National Heath Care Group, MINDEF, HPB, DSTA and MediaCorp. She is currently the collaborator for the study on “Investigation of prevalence, burden and risk factors of obesity in schizophrenics”. She is also the Principal Investigator for four ongoing clinical trials in the area of Glycemic Index. She is the Chairperson of Media & Public Relations committee of the Singapore Nutrition & Dietetics Association and the Vice-President of the Diabetes Society of Singapore.