Elections and Voting

Each year the Nutrition Society holds elections for members to nominate themselves or others for election to the Trustee Board, Advisory Council, or one of the Sections (Irish, Scottish, or Student).  

All current members of the Nutrition Society with three or more years of consecutive membership are eligible to nominate themselves or a fellow member to stand for the following positions.  Members may initiate the nomination process via the Society's election portal.

For 2021, the following positions are available:

The Board of Trustees and Advisory Council

Nutrition Society Elections

Trustees

Hon. Officer without Portfolio - Vacancy
Hon. Officer for Science – Vacancy.  The Trustees' nomination is Dr. John Brameld
Hon. Officer for Strategic Communication - Dr. Carrie Ruxton is standing for a second term

Council

Council Member for Industry - Vacancy
Council Member for Animal Nutrition - Vacancy
Council Member for Public Health - Vacancy
Council Member for Academia - Professor Bruce Griffin is standing for a second term

Read about the roles and responsibilities of a Council Member.

Nominations close: 17:00 on Friday 4 June 2021

 

The Student Section

The Student Section Chair - Vacancy

The Student Section Chair has a term of two years and must still be a student whilst in the post, and would normally be a PhD student with at least 2 years left to complete.

Read the role description of the Student Section Chair

If you would like further information about this role, please contact the Society's membership team.

Nominations close: 17:00 on Friday 4 June 2021

 

The Irish Section

Ordinary member of the Irish Section Committee - Vacancy (nominations closed)
Irish Section Student representative - Vacancy (nominations closed)

All Nutrition Society Irish Section Members are eligible to nominate themselves or fellow members to stand for these positions. You may nominate yourself or a fellow member online where you will be required to provide two supporters, who must be current Nutrition Society Members; a photograph and a brief ‘manifesto’ detailing what you can bring to the role, for which you are applying. 

Membership of the Irish Section Committee is a great opportunity to get involved and support Nutrition Science in Ireland.  Members are expected to contribute to the business of the Irish Section, including making themselves available for key roles, such as Honorary Secretary, Membership Secretary and Honorary Treasurer, these roles lead the way in shaping the Section’s success.

Nominations closed at 17:00 on 21 May 2021

Laura Kirwan, the outgoing Student Representative on the Irish Section says:

"I was delighted to be nominated as Student Representative of the Irish Section in 2018. It has been an amazing experience and I got to work with two other fantastic student representatives, Orlagh Feehan and then Lauren Devine from NICHE, on improving the student experience in nutrition, in Ireland. 

It is a brilliant opportunity to work with the members of the Nutrition Society Irish Section committee, and to represent nutrition students at various meetings and events. I have gained skills in communication, social media, marketing and event management (to name a few), and in a really enjoyable environment.  I would really encourage anyone interested to apply, and to look for nominations in their University." 

Why is it important for Irish Section Members to vote?

  • Important to be engaged with the NS Student Section and to have your say
  • Vote for someone approachable who you feel comfortable to contact regarding NS queries  
  • Vote for someone passionate about the NS and nutrition in Ireland 
  • To make sure your voice is heard 

 

The Scottish Section

Elections for the Scottish Section take place early in the new year and there are no current vacancies at this time.  

 

 

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