Jacky Knowles is an independent public nutritionist with over 20 years international experience, primarily in micronutrient programmes. She has experience supporting all areas of national programmes to achieve optimal micronutrient status, with a focus on generating and using data for evidence-based programming and facilitation of public-private-civic partnerships to design and implement sustainable food fortification interventions. Jacky also has experience in the development and application of participatory training methods to support national implementation of core nutrition interventions through the health service.

Jacky has extensive experience living and working in South East Asia and the Pacific. She has also worked in Central America, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, West and North Africa, and South Asia. Previous organisational affiliations include Khon Kaen University, Thailand; UNICEF (various country and regional offices); the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, GAIN, Nutrition International, The Iodine Global Network, and the consultancy company Public Nutrition Solutions Ltd.

Jacky has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry and Malaria, is a native English speaker with fluency in Thai and knowledge of spoken and written Lao.