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.
No current vacancies. For details of which vacancies may be available in 2022, please see the list of Trustees and their tenures.
The current vacancy is for an animal nutritionist. If you are interested in this role, please contact CEO, Mark Hollingsworth. For details of which vacancies maybe available in 2022, please see the list of Council members and their tenures
The Student Section
No current 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.
The Irish Section
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.
Laura Kirwan, the Student Representative on the Irish Section 2018/2021 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
Election nominations now open.
For 2022, the Society is currently seeking nominations for the Scottish Section Committee as follows:
- Section Secretary - Vacant. Initial term (3 years)
Ordinary Members - up to 9 posts including:
- Dr Alex Mavroedi to stand again for a further term (2 years)
- Mr James Dick to stand again for a further term (2 years)
- Dr Janet Kyle to stand again for a further term (2 years)
6 other ordinary member vacancies (initial term of 3 years, plus option to re-stand for a further 2)
The Nutrition Society is very grateful to Dr Jo Cecil and Dr Stuart Gray for their dedicated service over the past few years.
How to nominate yourself or another member
As a Scottish Section Member you are eligible to nominate yourself or fellow members to stand for these positions. You will be required to provide two supporters, who must be current Society Members; a photograph and a brief ‘manifesto’ detailing what you can bring to the role, for which you are applying. To nominate yourself or another member or for further information please visit the Election Portal.
Nominations close at 5pm on 18 February 2022