Volunteer Opportunity: Board Members Required For New Nutrition Science Advisory Board

Published online: 12 May 2021

The Nutrition Society is partnering with the International Food Information Service (IFIS) to promote the use of high-quality nutritional science. IFIS is an educational charity founded 52 years ago by various food-related industry bodies. 

The Society/IFIS partnership involves:

  • Developing an authoritative database of nutritional science
  • Providing training for nutrition students and early career researchers on how to access and use high quality science.

Full details of the partnership can be found in this briefing document 

An Advisory Board, comprised of members of the Society, is being formed to provide advice on the content of the nutrition database. It is anticipated being a member of the Board will involve an average of 5-10 hours per year. The Advisory Board will comprise of 10 Society members, and will be led by Professor Chris Seal and Dr Frank Thies

Members are invited to apply for the eight remaining Board positions.

Ideally, the Board composition should cover all aspects of human and animal nutrition science. The basic requirements are:

  • Experience of scientific publications in the nutrition field in peer reviewed academic journals
  • Member of the Nutrition Society

To apply:

Candidates should complete the application form below, and accompany it with a cover letter (maximum of 2 sides A4) explaining their interest in the position; and a CV (maximum of 4 sides A4) which should include a summary of the candidates qualifications, publishing experience, and research areas of nutritional science.

Applications have now closed and the Board will be announced soon.