The Nutrition Society Themes represent new and developing areas of nutritional science. Each Theme is led by a Theme Leader who acts as a direct link between the membership and the Committees. They liaise with, and represent the interests of, Nutrition Society members.
Themes must evolve with advancements in nutritional science and consider novel and innovative study designs as well as driving collaboration with other disciplines. Special Interest Groups (SIG)s are an opportunity to support exploratory activities, interest areas, topics and partnerships without committing the Society to a restructure.
Dr Christian Reynolds is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London; and is the Senior Tutor for Research at the Centre for Food Policy.
Dr Lisa Coneyworth (BSc (Hons), PhD, RNutr) is an Associate Professor within the Division of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Nottingham, UK.
After completing her BSc (Hons) Food and Human Nutrition and PhD in Molecular Nutrition at Newcastle University, Lisa completed a period of post-doctoral research at the University of Nottingham before joining the Division of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics as a lecturer in 2012. Lisa is an Association for Nutrition Registered Nutritionist - Nutrition Science (RNutr).
Lisa is Course Director for the MSc Nutritional Science programme at the University of Nottingham and teaches across the suite of nutrition related undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes offered. She is the Deputy Director of Education and Student Experience in the School of Biosciences and Faculty of Science Curriculum Transformation Programme Lead.
Lisa's research focuses on micronutrient nutrition, sustainable diets and food insecurity. More specifically the prevalence, causes and impact of micronutrient deficiencies on individuals following restricted diets either due to choice such as veganism, vegetarianism or sustainability concerns, or due to imposed dietary restrictions as a consequence of food insecurity.
Dr Oonagh Markey (BSc (Hons), PhD, RNutr) is a Senior Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Reading.
She was awarded her PhD in Nutrition and Physiology from the University of Limerick, Ireland in 2012. Shortly after the completion of her PhD, Dr Markey was appointed as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Reading’s Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition (2012-2016). On completion of her post-doctoral training, she took up her first independent research position as Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow at Loughborough University for 5 years. She has been a Registered Nutritionist (Nutrition Science) with the Association for Nutrition since 2014.
Dr Markey's research focuses primarily on dietary strategies for promotion of cardiometabolic health across the lifecourse, with emphasis on vascular function, lipid metabolism, and inflammation. She has conducted human dietary intervention studies (from acute, single meal investigations to longer-term dietary manipulation) in apparently healthy and ‘at risk’ populations. Her research programme aims to provide scientific evidence relevant to public policy for cardiovascular disease prevention and the food industry.