Strategic Communications Committee

The objective of the Strategic Communications Committee is to communicate the Society's work and evidence based nutritional science externally to communities and organisations, in addition to the Society's members. The Committee's prime objectives includes:

  • Ensure effective external communication of the Society's work
  • Develop and maintain links with other nutrition, health and science related societies and bodies in the UK and Internationally
  • Engage with relevant organisations to further the work and standing of the Society


Dr Carrie Ruxton
Nutrition Communications
Honorary Strategic Communications Officer
Dr Carrie Ruxton PhD, lead consultant at Nutrition Communications, has over 20 years' experience as a registered dietitian and nutrition expert. Dr Carrie Ruxton is an award-winning dietitan, health...
University of Glasgow
Committee Member
Dr Emilie Combet is a senior lecturer in nutrition at the University of Glasgow.  She joined the University in 2005, following a PhD at Horticulture Research International (HRI, Wellesbourne UK). Her...
Image of Penny Hunking
Independent Registered Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist
Honorary Training Academy Officer
Penny Hunking has written, researched and talked to consumers and professionals about virtually every aspect of diet, weight management and exercise. Penny thrives on working with new and...
The Fire Fighters Charity
Committee Member
Dr Greg Lessons is a registered nutritionist who has a full time professional role with the Fire Fighters Charity as Health Improvement Lead. This involves developing, implementing and evaluating...
Ulster University
Committee Member
Dr Anne Moorhead is a Senior Lecturer in Health Communication at Ulster University. She has a MSc Human Nutrition and a PhD Biomedical Sciences (Nutrition); and is a Registered Nutritionist, Public...
Maria Tavares Balhara
Broward College
Committee Member
Maria Balhara's primary research interests are in medicine and nutrition. Her current focus includes exploring interventions for reducing intake of ultra-processed foods to manage modifiable...
Mark Hollingsworth
Chief Executive Officer
Mark Hollingsworth is Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary of The Nutrition Society and its subsidiary Trading Company. He is responsible for managing the affairs of the Society for the...
Eva-Leanne Thomas
Communications Representative (Newsletter)
Eva-Leanne Thomas gained a BSc in nutrition from the University of Surrey in 2021. She is a current MSc student on the EIT Food Master in Food Systems, with a focus area on functional foods and...