We are an award-winning, interdisciplinary think-tank, training academy, knowledge network and research consortium anchored in Cambridge which provides a centre for global excellence, whilst working without borders.
Our principal hubs are in Cambridge, London, Ulster and Parma. Our international networks, including regional hubs, extend from the Americas, through Africa and South Asia to Australasia.
We work through the members of our 'virtual core' and 'specialised networks' as well as via strategic partnerships and key collaborations. We also offer individual or institutional membership of our academy by application or invitation.
Our aim is to improve nutrition-related health outcomes by training professionals, strengthening research, implementing solutions and addressing inequalities, in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025.
Established as a University-based project group in 2008, we were subsequently hosted in a UK Medical Research Council facility before being constituted as a University-affiliated but independent not-for-profit social enterprise.
We have key affiliations with academic institutions, including the University of Cambridge, through which we deliver flagship educational courses and actively undertake collaborative research, particularly via senior academic appointments held by our leadership. Our group holds associate membership of Cambridge University Health Partners. We are also closely allied with specialist organisations, such as Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition as well as the British Dietetic Association, which provides access to Dietetic expertise, as well as overall business support and governance oversight to our finance/operations.
In 2018, along with the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Group, we became co-founders of BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health.
Read our CN article on the last 10 years of laying foundations: