Bryan Hanley is a graduate of the University of St Andrews (Chemistry) and the University of Edinburgh (PhD Biological Chemistry). He is a Specialist in Agri-Food for the Knowledge Transfer Network in the UK developing and managing programmes to help industry link more effectively to academia with the ultimate intention of creating wealth. Prior to this he held the post of Director, Scientific Discovery with Mars Inc. based in Chicago and was Research Director at Leatherhead Food Research. He has previously worked both in the commercial and public sectors and his research interests include natural products/phytochemicals, biomarkers, the commercialisation of science and the relationship between health and homeostasis.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, President of the RSC Industry and Technology Division Council and past Chairman of the RSC Food Group. He is also a member of the Society of Chemical Industry, President-elect of the Science and Enterprise Group of the SCI and a member of the Employers Engagement Group of the Royal Society of Biology. He is a member of the Nutrition Society. He has published over 70 peer reviewed articles, patents and reviews and spoken at numerous national and international meetings.