Dr Laura Collins, BSc (Hons), PhD is the Senior Business Development Manager for Health Partnerships at Kerry. Laura completed a PhD in Immunology at Dublin City University investigating possible therapeutics for inflammatory diseases. Laura took the learnings from her PhD into her postdoctoral research for Food for Health Ireland (FHI) to identify foods with beneficial immune-modulating capabilities. She joined Kerry in 2016 as part of the Nutrition Science team, helping to drive the nutrition strategy, then moving into a business development role for the ProActive health portfolio in Europe. In Kerry, ProActive Health's goal is to enhance the health and wellness of consumers around the globe by providing a targeted portfolio of science backed branded ingredients which brings value to our customers and proven health benefits. The purpose of the health partnerships role will be to drive more external innovation relationships resulting in new developments in the health and wellness space.