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)
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 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 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...
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...
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...