Saskia van Ruth is Professor of Food Authenticity & Integrity at Wageningen University and Professor of Integrity of Food Supply Networks at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland and deals with food integrity issues on a daily basis.
After having taken her PhD in food chemistry, she worked on flavour science in industry and the academic world for nine years. She was affiliated for seven years with University College Cork in Ireland. In 2005 she returned to the Netherlands and took up the post of head of the food authenticity and nutrients group at RIKILT Wageningen University and Research, where she still works part-time today. She was appointed professor in Wageningen in 2012 and in Belfast in 2018. Since 2016 she also holds an adjunct professorship appointment at University College Cork.