Nutrition Society International Affairs

International Affairs

From its earliest years, the Nutrition Society has had an international presence, and it continues to strive to extend its role around the world.

The Society formally launched International Affairs in Belfast in 2012.  Since this date, the Honorary International Affairs Officer leads our international programme in promoting the Society’s work internationally.

The International Affairs Committee

The committee is led by Dr Paul Amuna, Honorary International Affairs Officer. Each member of the committee has responsibility for a specific region:

  • Dr Paul Amuna (University of Greenwich), Africa
  • Professor Sean Strain (University of Ulster, Coleraine), Europe (IUNS)
  • Professor Catherine Geissler, Americas
  • Dr Nicola Lowe, Asia
  • Professor Ian Macdonald, Europe (FENS)
  • Professor Jeya Henry, Asia

Professor Ian Macdonald has been elected as Treasurer to the board of FENS until 2015.

The remit of the International Affairs Committee is to:

  • Sign the Memoranda of Understanding with other Societies/organisations
  • Promote the scientific exchange of information – joint conferences/symposia
  • Communicate openly with other Societies
  • Promote Nutrition Society representation on international organisation committees
  • Promote the Nutrition Society journals and textbooks internationally
  • Establish an international Training & Education Programme 

Training, events and collaborations

The International Affairs Committee strives to ensure the Nutrition Society has a presence throughout the world.  Details on our activities can be found here.


For further information in regards to International Affairs, please contact the Nutrition Society's Business Development Manager, Jennifer Norton.

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