Science Committee

The Science Committee is established to promote the advancement of scientific study of nutrition and its application to the maintenance of human and animal health through the promotion of innovative scientific activities.  The Committee's prime objectives are:

  • Develop and promote the communication for sound nutritional science
  • Approve topics and scientific programmes for the Society’s conferences
  • Oversee the delivery of these scientific conferences and symposia on behalf of the Society in collaboration with the Local Organiser
  • Develop and organise innovative scientific conferences for members
  • Develop and promote links with other scientific organisations through joint conferences and symposia
  • Identify and develop the Society’s electronic delivery of scientific activities for the benefit of the members

Members of the Science Committee include:

Scottish Agriculture College
Scottish Section Secretary
As a veterinarian, Dr Spiridoula Athanasiadou has a special interest in managing animal health, achieved with minimum input of chemical drugs and without compromising animal welfare. Her research...
University of Nottingham
Council Member - Animal
Dr John Brameld is an Associate Professor in Nutritional Biochemistry. He teaches on both the BSc and MSc Nutritional Sciences/ Animal Nutrition courses. John's research interests fall into three...
Univeristy College Dublin
Irish Section Secretary
Lorraine Brennan (BA, PhD) is a Conway Fellow and a PI in the UCD Institute of Food and Health. Her research interests revolve around metabolism and altered metabolic pathways in health and disease....
The Rowett Research Institute of Nutrition and Health (University of Aberdeen)
Editor of the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (PNS) journal
Dr Janice Drew coordinates the Molecular Nutrition course within MSc Molecular/Human Nutrition programme at the University of Aberdeen. At the Rowett Research Institute, Dr Drew is involved in...
The University of Sheffield
Honorary Programme Officer
Dr Bernard Corfe joined the University of Sheffield as a lecturer in 2002 following training in molecular pharmacology. His research training was in microbial molecular biology and his first postdoc...
Newcastle University
Honorary Treasurer
Professor Chris Seal is chair of Board of Studies, Food & Human Nutrition BSc. He Joined Newcastle University in 1983 in the Department of Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition, where he stayed...
Universities of Liverpool and Buckingham
Honorary Publications Officer
Professor Paul Trayhurn, BSc (Reading), DPhil, DSc (Oxon) FRSE is Emeritus Professor of Nutritional Biology at the University of Liverpool, Professorial Research Fellow (part-time) at the University...
University of East Anglia
Public Health Nutrition Theme Leader
Ailsa is a reader in nutritional epidemiology involved in research and teaching at UEA since 2007. Before this she was a key researcher at the University of Cambridge with the European Prospective...