Membership Committee

The Membership Committee, chaired by the Honorary Membership Officer, Professor Eileen Gibney, was recommended by the Trustees in 2018 to develop and enhance the offering to members.  The Committee will be supported by the Society's Membership Manager.  The inaugural meeting was held in March 2019.


Eileen Gibney
Honorary Membership Officer
Associate Professor Eileen Gibney (BSc, PhD, MSc) has worked in the area of human nutrition since 1997. Graduating with a degree in human nutrition from Ulster University, she then obtained her PhD...
Munster Technological University, Ireland
Representative for Academia
Dr Tara Coppinger (BSc (Hons), PGCE, MA, PhD) is a Conferred Fellow of the Association for Nutrition and a Registered Nutritionist (Public Health). She is Associate Editor (Diet and Nutrition) at BMC...
Representative for Sports Nutrition
If you currently work in Sports Nutrition and would be keen to help support the work of the Membership team by joining our Committee, we would be delighted to have you. Please email membership@...
Harokopio University, Dept. of Nutrition and Dietetics Athens
A Representative for international members
Associate Professor of Nutrition and Eating Behavior Harokopio University, Dept. of Nutrition and Dietetics Athens, Greece BIOGRAPHY TO FOLLOW
Human Nutrition and Dietetics Department at Ziauddin University Karachi
Representative for Low and lower middle income countries
Dr Rubina Hakeem is currently serving as the Chief Nutritionist and Head of Human Nutrition and Dietetics Department at Ziauddin University Karachi . She has earlier served as the Principal and...
The Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID), UK Government
Representative for Government / Policy
Registered Nutritionist.  Biography to follow  
Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda - Policlinic Hospital of Milan (University Hospital)
A Representative for international members
Dr. Domenico Azzolino obtained his PhD in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Milan (Milan, Italy). He is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda -...
Hannah Theobald
Quorn Foods
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...
Representative for Animal Nutrition
In 1999, Dr. Warren PhD, BSc (Hons), PGCHE, R.Anim.Sci achieved her primary degree in Animal Science from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, followed by her PhD in fatty acids in beef from the...
Mark Hollingsworth
Chief Executive Officer
Mark Hollingsworth is Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary of The Nutrition Society and its subsidiary Trading Company. He is responsible for managing the affairs of the Society for the...
Alison Barham
Membership Manager
Alison is responsible for managing all of the membership activities, including supporting the members and maintaining and developing the membership experience.
Luwam Mebrahtu
Membership and Database Support Officer
Luwam assists the Membership Manager in the day to day administration of the membership department of the Society, liaising with members, resolving any issues that arise in the process of members...
University of Roehampton
UK & Ireland Student Representative
I’m currently in my second year of my undergraduate degree at University of Roehampton studying Nutrition and Health. I am particularly interested in gut health and learning about the connection...