Prof.Dr. Hans Verhagen

About me


I have over 39 years of professional experience in the area of food safety and nutrition. I worked at Universities (Nijmegen, Maastricht, Ulster, Copenhagen), in contract research (TNO), in industry (Unilever), for the national (RIVM) and international government (EFSA), and I was editor-in-chief twice. I am a visiting professor at the University of Ulster (Northern Ireland) since 2009 and at the Technical University Denmark (DTU, Denmark) since 2021. 

My strength is that I have the unique and rare combination of being both a board-certified toxicologist and board-certified nutritionist.

After my retirement from EFSA in 2020, I became owner and consultant of Food Safety & Nutrition Consultancy

Papers / Citations / H-Index

(by December 2022):

  • Number of full peer-reviewed papers: 175
  • Total number of Web of Science publications (including EFSA Scientific Opinions): 820.
  • Other papers: 156
  • EFSA publications: 11
  • Publications as editor: 16
  • Other publications in Dutch: 16
  • Confidential reports (TNO, Unilever, RIVM, EFSA, FSN Consultancy): many hundreds.
  • H-Index: Web of Science: 58; Google Scholar: 59; Scopus: 46.
  • Citations: Web of Science: 13 329; Google Scholar: 12 911; Scopus: 7 567.


  • Dutch (Nederlands; mother tongue)
  • English (C1)
  • Deutsch (C1)
  • Français (B1/B2)
  • Italiano (B1)


  • Netherlands Academy of Nutritional Sciences

  • Netherlands Society for Toxicology

  • European Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society

Hans Verhagen Bibliographical Sketch December 2022
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Europass CV Hans Verhagen December 2022
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Hans Verhagen Publications Feb 2023
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