Advisory Council

The Nutrition Society’s Advisory Council is established under the Articles of Association 55-57, ‘There shall be a body of persons known as the Council whose composition, rules and regulations shall be proscribed by the Trustees from time to time.’ 

The Advisory Council comprises of 20 elected members, including six members of Council, the eleven Board of Trustees, the Secretaries of the Scottish Section and the Irish Section and Student Section Chair. Advisory Council members provide advice, critique, ideas and insight for Trustees to help underpin the evidence required to inform the proposals and subsequent decisions of Trustees, in support of the development and delivery of strategy, policy and activity. In addition, Advisory Council members identify future priorities and opportunities under the strategic plan, facilitate communication and access to the membership, stakeholders, external networks and potential partners, and support promotion of Society activities and help raise its profile.

The six members on the Advisory Council are elected for a three year term, after which they may be re-elected for another three year term.  However, they cannot serve more than two three year terms concurrently.  To find out more about current vacancies on the Advisory Council, view the elections and voting section.  

Dr Spiridoula Athanasiadou
Council Member - Animal Nutrition
Dr Spiridoula Athanasiadou (DVM) is a Reader in gastrointestinal health at SRUC. Her research focuses on developing sustainable nutritional alternatives to chemoprophylaxis for parasite control in...
Dr Adrienne Cullum
Council Member - Policy
Adrienne is Head of Nutrition Science at the  Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, Department of Health and Social Care.  Her role includes overseeing the work of the Scientific Advisory...
Dr Charlotte Evans
EiC Public Health Nutrition. Council Member - Public Health
Charlotte EL Evans is an Associate Professor in Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health Nutrition at the University of Leeds, UK, with more than 20 years’ experience in researching dietary...
Prof Bruce Griffin
Council member - Academia
Professor Griffin is a biomedical scientist with expertise in lipid metabolism, nutritional biochemistry and cardiovascular disease. After his BSc in medical laboratory science (1984), he gained his...
Kiu Sum
Student Section Chair
Kiu has a nutrition background having previously graduated from with a BSc (Hons) at the University of Westminster and subsequently a MRes from Imperial College London. She is currently embarking on...
Hannah Theobald
Council Member - Industry
Hannah Theobald is Head of Nutrition at Quorn Foods, which is home to the alternative protein brands, Quorn and Cauldron. She has a career spanning almost 20 years working in the food and...
Dr Alexandra Mavroeidi
Secretary of the Scottish Section
Dr Alexandra Mavroeidi, is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity for Health. She has worked in the field of nutrition, exercise/sedentary behaviour, and bone health for the past 22 years. She had...
Council Member - Clinical/Medical
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