Advisory Council

Our Board of Trustees is supported by an Advisory Council.  Members of Council represent the diverse interests of our members in public health, policy making, clinicians and medical professionals, those working in industry, animal nutritionists, academics and researchers, students, general lay members, and our Scottish and Irish sections.  The Council is responsible for advising our Trustees on matters of policy, external relations, governance, spending and income-generation.

Scottish Section Secretary
As a veterinarian, Dr Spiridoula Athanasiadou has a special interest in managing animal health, achieved with minimum input of chemical drugs and without compromising animal welfare. Her research...
Council Member - Animal
Dr John Brameld is an Associate Professor in Nutritional Biochemistry. He teaches on both the BSc and MSc Nutritional Sciences/ Animal Nutrition courses. John's research interests fall into three...
Irish Section Secretary
Lorraine Brennan (BA, PhD) is a Conway Fellow and a PI in the UCD Institute of Food and Health. Her research interests revolve around metabolism and altered metabolic pathways in health and disease....
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...
Council Member - Clinical/Medical
Dr. J. Bernadette Moore is Associate Professor of Obesity in the School of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Leeds. After obtaining her Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences at the University...
Student Section Chair
Malwina Naghibi is a trained nutritionist who in 2009 graduated from MSc in Human Nutrition and Food Technology at Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland. After graduation she worked at Warsaw...
Council Member - Public Health
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...
Council Member - Academia
Shauna Cunningham is a Lecturer in Nutritional Physiology and Biochemistry in the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences (PALS) at Robert Gordon University, and was educated at Glasgow (BSc Hons) and...