Science Committee

The Science Committee was established to promote the advancement of scientific study of nutrition and its application to the maintenance of human and animal health through the promotion of innovative scientific activities.  The Committee's prime objectives are:

  • Develop and promote the communication for sound nutritional science
  • Approve topics and scientific programmes for the Society’s conferences
  • Oversee the delivery of these scientific conferences and symposia on behalf of the Society in collaboration with the Local Organiser
  • Develop and organise innovative scientific conferences for members
  • Develop and promote links with other scientific organisations through joint conferences and symposia
  • Identify and develop the Society’s electronic delivery of scientific activities for the benefit of the members


University of Nottingham
Honorary Science Officer
John is Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry at the University of Nottingham. He teaches aspects of nutrition, endocrinology and metabolism on various degrees, including BSc Nutrition, BSc Animal...
Dr Bernard Corfe
University of Newcastle
Honorary Programme Officer
Bernard Corfe is Professor of Human Nutrition and Health at University of Newcastle. His early career was in gene regulation in bacteria and in cancer cells, before moving into nutrition mid-career...
The Rowett Research Institute of Nutrition and Health (University of Aberdeen)
Editor of the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
Dr Janice Drew coordinates the Molecular Nutrition course within MSc Molecular/Human Nutrition programme at the University of Aberdeen. At the Rowett Research Institute, Dr Drew is involved in...
University of Surrey
Novel nutrition research methodologies and technologies Theme Lead
Ruan is a Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition at the University of Surrey where he has been based since 2011. Prior to this, Ruan completed his PhD at the University of Surrey before spending two...
Prof Bruce Griffin
University of Surrey
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...
Wendy Hall
King's College London
Nutrition and optimum life course Theme Lead
Dr Wendy Hall (BA (Hons), MSc, PhD) is a Reader in Nutritional Sciences within the Nutritional Sciences Department of the School of Life Course Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, at...
Professor Julie Lovegrove
University of Reading
Professor Julie Lovegrove (BSc, Diet (Dip), PhD, RNutr, FAfN) is Hugh Sinclair Professor of Human Nutrition, Director of the Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition, and Deputy Director of the...
Oonagh Markey
Loughborough University
Deputy Nutrition in the treatment, management and prevention of disease Theme Lead
Dr Oonagh Markey (BSc (Hons), PhD, RNutr) is a Senior Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University and a Visiting Research Fellow...
Christian Reynolds
City University, London
Dr Christian Reynolds is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Food Policy, City University, London; and is the Senior Tutor for Research at the Centre for Food Policy.
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Newcastle University
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...
Ailsa Welch
University of East Anglia
Nutrition in the treatment, management and prevention of disease Theme Lead
Ailsa is a reader in nutritional epidemiology involved in research and teaching at UEA since 2007. Before this she was a key researcher at the University of Cambridge with the European Prospective...
Dr Alexandra Mavroeidi
Secretary of the Scottish Section
Based at the School of Psychological Sciences & Health, University of Strathclyde