United Kingdom & ireland Network

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Incorporating three regional network sections:
   ⁃    English & Welsh Section 
   ⁃    Scottish Section
   ⁃    Irish Section

The NNEdPro Regional Network of UK & Ireland was officially launched at its annual meeting in Brighton on 6th November 2019 and will be managed on behalf of the NNEdPro Global Centre by ERimNN (the Education and Research in Medical Nutrition Network) in conjunction with the Lord Rana Foundation Charitable Trust and co-led by Dr Kathy Martyn and Professor Sumantra Ray.

In addition to an annual regional network meeting in Brighton, there will be section meetings in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales (currently planned for the first half of 2020).

The UK & Ireland Network hosts ‘The Nutrition Implementation Coalition’ a strategic alliance between NNEdPro, ERimNN, Nutritank and Culinary Medicine UK co-convened by Dr Luke Buckner and Elaine MacAninch RD.

We are a coalition of independent, non-profit organisations who believe we urgently need to raise the issue of a serious lack of nutrition training for healthcare professionals, leading to a largely neglected element of patient care and population health. This coalition meets quarterly (including an annual regional network meeting hosted by ERimNN in Brighton) and also forms the steering committee for the NNEdPro-ERimNN UK and Ireland Regional Network. As the Nutrition Implementation Coalition, we share ideas and expertise. We are independent organisations but with a shared goal to promote sustainable, ethical and evidence-based nutrition care including when to refer on to a dietitian or nutritionist. The Nutrition Implementation Coalition will also seek to align with the newly formed umbrella body, the Academy of Nutrition Sciences as the collective voice of evidence based Nutrition in the region.


The NNEdPro-ERimNN UK & Ireland Regional Network seeks to deliver on key cross-regional network objectives including the NEPHELP (Nutrition Education Policy for Healthcare Practice) and MTK (Mobile Teaching Kitchen) initiatives as well as providing key UK and Ireland inputs to I-KANN-25 (International Knowledge Application Network Hub in Nutrition 2025) which joins together all of NNEdPro’s Regional Networks across the globe.

Note: Whilst NNEdPro works and collaborates on projects with each of the coalition organisations around the topics of nutrition and health as well as related educational pieces, we are not involved in the review of content for each organisation and their outputs except for where it is stated. As such, we continue to be proud of the work we are completing together but cannot endorse the accuracy or quality of all outputs or statements from individual organisations outside of explicitly stated collaborative projects.


Time for Nutrition in Medical Education infographic

Find out more on available Nutrition Resources

The Nutrition Implementation Coalition

Launch Event

Read our blog post!


Kathy Martyn
Principal Advisor to the Coalition | Network Co-Lead
Sumantra Ray
Principal Advisor to the Coalition | Network Co-Lead
Luke Buckner
Co-Convenor of the Coalition | Network Deputy Co-Lead
Elaine MacAninch
Co-Convenor of the Coalition | Network Deputy Co-Lead
Iain Broadley
Lead Coalition Representative l Nutritank
Ally Jaffee
Lead Coalition Representative l Nutritank
Juliet Burridge
Lead Coalition Representative l Nutritank
Esha Dandekar
Lead Coalition Representative l Nutritank
Natalia Abramovich
Lead Coalition Representative l Nutritank
Emma Astaire
Lead Coalition Representative l Nutritank
Abhinav Bhansali
Lead Coalition Representative l Culinary Medicine UK
Rupy Aujla
Lead Coalition Representative l Culinary Medicine UK
Minha Rajput-Ray
Network Section Lead
Pauline Douglas
Network Section Lead

Central Ops and Strategy Facilitation

Helena Trigueiro
Global Strategic Lead for Network Engagement, Quality and Impact
Matheus Abrantes
Senior Operations and Strategy Co-ordinator/Executive Officer to the Chair & Vice-Chair
Sucheta Mitra
Operations and Strategy Co-ordinator/Membership Officer
Sarah Rade
Administrative Assistant to Prof Sumantra Ray, Pauline Douglas and Matheus Abrantes

UK and Ireland Regional Network Representatives

England and Wales Section

  • England

    • Katie Parker

    • James Bradfield

    • Dominic Crocombe

    • Tim Eden

    • Emily Fallon

    • Jenny Blythe

    • Harrison Carter

    • Rajna Golubic

    • Emily Haynes

    • Lisa Sharkey

    • Moushumi Baruah

    • Ryan Janjuha

    • Louise West

  • Wales

    • Sarah Prior

    • Rachael Churm​​

Scotland Section

  • Marietta Sayegh

  • Sarah-Jane Reilly

Island of Ireland Section

  • Republic of Ireland

    • Anne Griffin

    • Eamon Laird

    • Laura Keaver

  • Northern Ireland

    • Mary Ward

International links

  • Lauren Ball (Australia)

  • Celia Laur (Canada)

  • Jorgen Johnsen (Switzerland)


Maria Traka

Jennifer James

Claire Chadda

Shobhana Nagraj

Karuna Tandon



2016 Finalist & Runner-Up: BMJ Education Team of the Year Awards

2015 Complete Nutrition Outstanding Achievement Award

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