Rosita Rotella | Public Health | Young Scientist Award

Mrs. Rosita Rotella | Public Health | Young Scientist Award

Rosita Rotella is an accomplished professional with a robust background in nutrition science, quality control management, and international development. Currently serving as the Child Malnutrition Support Programme Coordinator at Change ONLUS ONG in Madagascar, she excels in coordinating and implementing nutritional interventions. With a Master’s degree in Nutritional Science and ongoing PhD studies in Medicine, her expertise spans food quality management, maternal and child health, and community-based research. Rosita’s career highlights include roles in Spain and Ethiopia, focusing on breastfeeding practices and olive oil quality. She is fluent in Italian, proficient in Spanish, English, and French, and adept in digital tools for multimedia and analytics.


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🌍 Projects 🚀

Child Malnutrition Support Programme Coordinator

Change Onlus ONG
Ampefy, Soavinandriana, Madagascar
December 2021 – Current

  • Coordinated activities of a malnutrition support programme.
  • Developed and implemented protocols for treating acute malnutrition.
  • Planned nutrition education events and raised awareness on maternal and child health.
  • Led project development and fundraising efforts.
  • Trained local teams and ensured effective implementation.
  • Managed data collection and coordinated relations with the PAM Madagascar project.

Change Onlus ONG Website

Food Quality Control Manager

Ristorart Toscana SRL
Catanzaro, Italy
September 2020 – September 2021

  • Managed food production, processing, and packaging quality.
  • Defined technical specifications and procedures for quality control.
  • Monitored and evaluated quality parameters using the HACCP method.
  • Improved production processes and food product quality.
  • Managed labeling, traceability, and environmental disinfection procedures.


Comunidad Misionera de San Pablo Apostol
November 2019 – December 2019

  • Conducted research on breastfeeding practices in rural Ethiopia.
  • Investigated nutritional and sociocultural aspects influencing breastfeeding practices.
  • Developed educational programs to enhance maternal and child health.

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PhD Programme in Medicine

Universitat de Valencia
Valencia, Spain
November 2020 – Current

  • Researching strategies for preventing and treating maternal and child malnutrition in rural Madagascar.

Master’s Degree in Nutritional Science

Università della Calabria
Cosenza, Italy
October 2017 – May 2020

  • Explored the influence of nutrition on human health and well-being.
  • Studied food legislation, biochemical parameters, and food processing techniques.

Erasmus+ Exchange Student

Universitat de Valencia
Valencia, Spain
January 2019 – March 2020

  • Studied health, food sciences, toxicology, and forensic medicine.

Degree in Nutritional Science

Università della Calabria
Cosenza, Italy
October 2013 – October 2017

  • Specialized in nutritional biochemistry and foodborne diseases.


Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Evaluation of nutritional status using the minimum dietary diversity for women of reproductive age (MDD-W) tool in breastfeeding mothers in Madagascar
    • Authors: Rotella, R., Soriano, J.M., Peraita-Costa, I., Llopis-González, A., Morales-Suarez-Varela, M.
    • Journal: Tropical Medicine and International Health
    • Status: Article in Press
    • Year: 2024
    • Access: Open access


  • The Impact of Moringa oleifera Supplementation on Anemia and other Variables during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: A Narrative Review
    • Authors: Rotella, R., Soriano, J.M., Llopis-González, A., Morales-Suarez-Varela, M.
    • Journal: Nutrients
    • Volume: 15
    • Issue: 12
    • Year: 2023
    • Pages: 2674
    • Access: Open access
    • Citations: 4


  • Breastfeeding-Related Practices in Rural Ethiopia: Colostrum Avoidance
    • Authors: Olcina Simón, M.A., Rotella, R., Soriano, J.M., Peraita-Costa, I., Morales-Suarez-Varela, M.
    • Journal: Nutrients
    • Volume: 15
    • Issue: 9
    • Year: 2023
    • Pages: 2177
    • Access: Open access
    • Citations: 0


Mrs. Pooja Pandey | Occupational Safety | Young Scientist Award

Mrs. Pooja Pandey | Occupational Safety | Young Scientist Award

Mrs at University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Dynamic 🔥 researcher and educator with expertise in Wildfire Management and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Holding a PhD in European Interagency Exchange, Pooja’s research has led to publications on global wildfire risk and Europe-wide prevention strategies. With a background in MSc studies focusing on streamflow analysis and forest fire risk modeling, Pooja excels in interdisciplinary collaboration and stakeholder engagement. Awarded for presentations and recognized for contributions to climate education initiatives, Pooja brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for addressing social and environmental challenges. Pooja is committed to continuous learning and professional development.


🎓 Education

| European University Cyprus | PhD | 2024 | Thesis: European Interagency Exchange in Integrated Fire Management | | University of Leeds | MSc | 2020 | Dissertation: Analyzing Trends in Streamflow and its linkages with Precipitation | | Amity University | MSc | 2017 | Dissertation: Utilization of GIS and Remote Sensing in Forest Fire Risk Modelling | | University of Delhi | B.A. (Hons) | 2016 | Dissertation: Determining the Natural and Physical Factors influencing Tourism in Himalayas |

👩‍🏫 Teaching Experience

Wageningen University | MSc | Guest Lecturer: Integrated Wildfire ManagementEuropean University Cyprus | MSc | Thesis Supervisor

👩‍💼 Experience

University of Southampton | 2024 | Super RecruiterCentre for the South | 2023 | Knowledge Exchange FellowCERIDES | 2020-2023 | Research AssociateDefense Research and Development Organization | 2017-2018🏅 AwardsICCMP | 2022 | Best Presentation Award – International Conference on Crisis Management & PlanningMarie Curie Scholarship | 2020 | Early Career ResearcherUniversity of Leeds | 2019 | Leeds University International Excellence Scholarship🗣️ LanguagesNative: English and HindiBeginner: German (B1), Spanish – A1, Greek – A1

📚 Recent Publications

Science Direct: A global outlook on increasing wildfire risk: Current policy situation and future pathwaysSpringer: Proposed actions towards streamlining Europewide prevention strategies in wildfire managementEuropean JRC: Analysis of 2021 critical wildfire events in the Mediterranean region

🔍 Acquired Expertise

Linking Science & Practice | Wageningen UniversityWildfire Management Plan Training | Nature & Forestry EnglandQualitative Data Analysis | UdemyScience Policy Interaction | European Forest InstituteSatellite Observations and Tools for Fire Risk, Detection, and Analysis | NASAFuture Challenges: Stakeholder Engagement | Pau Costa FoundationFire in the landscape: introduction to biophysical aspects | Wageningen UniversityCitiesX: The Past, Present and Future of Urban Life | Harvard UniversityWildland-Urban Interface Fire Risk Assessment in Europe | SFPE, Portugal

🚀 Professional Development Events

Local Government Knowledge Exchange EventPanelist – Future wildfire risk scenarios addressing the expected impacts by the Green Deal related to building.Member of the “Education for Climate Coalition – Cyprus.”Presented research before the President of the Republic of Cyprus, the Commissioner of Australia in Cyprus, the Commissioner of Israel in Cyprus.Presented at several International conferencesPublished several reviews/blogs/articles.Presented findings on Smart Cities – Challenges and Visions Ahead

📝 Training Experience

National Observatory of Athens | Greece: WUI mapping for fire prevention in Attica regionTecnosylva | Spain: GIS based wildfire risk assessment in CyprusFireAID | Denmark: Wildfire Management in DenmarkNational Institute of Disaster Management| India: Wildfire Risk Assessment in Uttarakhand, India

Publications Top Notes 📝

🔍 Analysis of 2021 Critical Wildfire Events in the Mediterranean Region

Source: Publications Office of the European Union

Publication Year: 2023

Type: Book Chapter

DOI: 10.2760/562495

Contributors: Pooja Pandey

🌍 A Global Outlook on Increasing Wildfire Risk: Current Policy Situation and Future Pathways

Source: Trees, Forests and People

Publication Year: 2023

Type: Journal Article

DOI: 10.1016/j.tfp.2023.100431