Board of Trustees

The Nutrition Society is governed by a Board of Trustees (traditionally known as Honorary Officers) elected by our members. Our Trustees, headed by our President, collectively set the strategic direction of the Society, are responsible for the business of the Society and oversee all of the Society's activities.

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President
Professor Philip Calder BSc(Hons), PhD, DPhil, RNutr, FSB, FAfN is Professor of Nutritional Immunology within Medicine at the University of Southampton.  His work aims to understand how nutrition...
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Honorary Strategic Communications Officer
With a background in nutrition research, Sue has over 20 years experience of science communication and stakeholder engagement. She has been responsible for managing the knowledge exchange programme...
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Honorary International Affairs Officer
Basma Ellahi is Professor of Public Health Nutrition in the Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Chester.  Having spent nine years in senior management roles, developing and leading...
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Honorary Programme Secretary
Professor Alison Gallagher holds a BSc Hons Human Nutrition (1992) and a PhD (1996) from the University of Ulster, and worked as a Research Fellow at Univeristy of Strathclyde before working as the...
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Honorary Training and Education 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 challenging...
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Honorary Secretary
Professor Harry J McArdle holds a personal chair in Biomedical Sciences at the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen.  He was Deputy Director until January 2015, when he...
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Honorary Scientific Officer
Professor Andrew Salter is head of Nutritional Sciences, Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Nottingham. Professor Salter’s research interests focus on the...
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Honorary Treasurer
Professor Chris Seal is chair of Board of Studies, Food & Human Nutrition BSc. He Joined Newcastle University in 1983 in the Department of Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition, where he stayed...
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Honorary Officer Without Portfolio
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...
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Honorary Publications Officer
Professor Paul Trayhurn, BSc (Reading), DPhil, DSc (Oxon) FRSE is Emeritus Professor of Nutritional Biology at the University of Liverpool, Professorial Research Fellow (part-time) at the University...