Strategic Communications Committee

The object of the Strategic Communications Committee is to promote the advancement of scientific study of nutrition through the Society's work and evidence based nutritional science externally to communities and organisations, including those related to science, public health and diet in the UK and Internationally.  The Committee's prime objectives includes:

  • Ensure effective external communication of sound nutritional science
  • Develop and maintain links with other nutrition, health and science related societies and bodies in the UK and Internationally
  • Engage with public sector organisations and industry to further the work and standing of the Society
  • Respond to consultations where it is possible for the Society to have a corporate view founded in evidence from nutritional science


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
(Biography to follow soon)
Leeds Beckett University
Committee Member
(Biography to follow soon)
Food and Drink Federation
Council Member - Industry
Kate Halliwell is a highly regarded nutritionist with 10 years’ experience in industry and government.  She has built a broad range of knowledge and skills including nutrition and regulatory affairs...
Independent Registered Dietitian and Registered Sports and Exercise 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...
Queen's University Belfast
Committee Member
(Biography will follow soon)
University of Aberdeen
Honorary Science Officer
Dr Frank Thies graduated in animal Physiology from the University of Burgundy (France) in 1987 before undertaking a PhD in Nutritional Physiology, also at the University of Burgundy and awarded in...