Irish Section

The Irish Section of the Nutrition Society "exists to arrange research meetings easily accessible to Irish members and to provide a forum for nutrition education and research in Ireland".

Breige McNultySection Secretary
Dr. Breige McNulty
Research Fellow
UCD Institute of Food and Health
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4


The Irish Section runs two conferences each year, which are easily accessible to its members. The Annual conference is the largest of the Irish meetings, and this year will be held on 17 - 19 June at University College Cork, Ireland.  The theme and title of the conference is 'Nutrition at key life stages: new findings, new approaches'.

A unique feature of the Irish Section is its annual Postgraduate Meeting, which this year will be held on 12 - 13 February in Northern Ireland. Fundraising, organisation and chairing of the meeting, which includes a 1-day symposium plus generic skills workshops, is undertaken by research students from the host institution which alternates each year.

The Nutrition Society (Irish Section) travel bursary 

These travel bursaries provide financial support to allow members of the Irish Section to present at a scientific conference or attend a scientific workshop or training event. It is expected that all those applying would normally be speaking/presenting at the event. To ensure fairness the Nutrition Society (Irish Section) has adopted the NS guidelines for the award of Travel Grants which places a limit of £350 (€400) per member to attend an overseas meeting within a 3-year period and £125 (€150) per member to attend a meeting within the UK/Ireland within a 3-year period. Please note that all recipients are expected to provide a short report within 30 days of return from the meeting and reports of general interest may be published in the Gazette, website or student newsletter. Applications will be considered for funding in February, June, November of each year with a rolling closing date for receipt of 31st January, 31st May, 31st October for respective submissions. 

The Irish Section includes over 300 Nutrition Society members and is chaired by Professor Jayne Woodside.

Irish Section Honorary Officers:

Irish Section Committee:

Ordinary Representatives: