The Society is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Eileen Gibney as the new Trustee without Portfolio. 

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 from the Dunn Nutrition Unit, University of Cambridge in 2001 before going on to complete an MSc in Molecular Medicine (TCD). Eileen held post-doctoral positions at the University of Newcastle and Trinity College Dublin, before joining UCD Nutrition in 2005. Her current research interests lie in the area of personalised nutrition, where she develops strategies and innovative technologies for personalised dietary and lifestyle feedback based on dietary, phenotypic and genetic information of the individual. She is a Deputy Director of the UCD Institute of Food and Health and is currently the Director of Executive Education. Eileen currently sits on the Public Health Nutrition sub Committee in the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

Eileen joins the Nutrition Society as Trustee without Portfolio, where Eileen will support the Society's ongoing activities. Eileen has been a member of the society since about 1997 when she was an undergraduate. Since then she has maintained an active engagement with the Society taking on several roles including serving on the Irish Section committee as an ordinary member and subsequently as Secretary where she was heavily involved in the organisation of FENS 2019. She also previously served as Editor of the Nutrition Society Gazette.

This role of Trustee without Portfolio represents an opportunity to actively contribute to defining the strategic direction of the Society and oversee its enriching and diverse activities without having to take on the responsibility of a specific portfolio.

The Society looks forward to working with Dr Gibney during her term of office.