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


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)
Yakult UK
Council Member - Industry
Dr Louise Durrant is a Registered Dietitian and Science Manager at Yakult UK. She completed her BBSRC Diet & Health Research Industry Club (DRINC) funded PhD studentship at the University of...
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...
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...
London Fire Brigade | London Metropolitan University
Committee Member
Greg was a firefighter for seventeen years, toward the end of which he undertook an MSc in Human Nutrition. His dissertation focused on the dietary behaviour of firefighters and concomitant...
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...
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...