Rob Lake is the Manager of the Risk, Response and Social Systems Group of the Environmental Science Business Group at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research. Based in Christchurch, Rob has worked in food safety risk analysis since 1988, principally for the Ministry for Primary Industries. Projects have included risk profiling, quantitative risk assessments, burden of foodborne disease estimation, expert elicitation, and safety assessment of genetically modified foods. Over the last ten years, Rob has also been active in World Health Organization sponsored projects, estimating the global burden of foodborne disease, and national food safety system needs assessments.