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 Nottingham
Honorary Science Officer
John is Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry at the University of Nottingham. He teaches aspects of nutrition, endocrinology and metabolism on various degrees, including BSc Nutrition, BSc Animal...
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...
Food and Drink Federation
Committee Member
Kate Halliwell is the Chief Scientific Officer at the Food and Drink Federation. 
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 Kirsty Pourshahidi graduated from Ulster University with a BSc Hons (first class) Human Nutrition (2007), followed by a PhD in Nutrition (2011).  Kirsty is currently working as a Research and...