Nutrition trusteeship awarded to Associate Professor Farzad AmirabdollahianTuesday 6 December 2016
The Council of the Association for Nutrition (AfN) has elected Liverpool Hope Associate Professor Farzad Amirabdollahian a trustee.
Revealed at the Annual General Meeting of the AfN, Professor Amirabdollahian was confirmed as a trustee and member of the AfN Council for a three-year term from 1st January 2017.
The AfN defines and advances standards of evidence-based practice across the field of nutrition and at all levels within the workforce. The AfN Council is the highest structural committee of the Association overseeing the strategic work of the organisation. It consists of twelve elected members, together with the honorary secretary, the President and the chairs of the main committees.
Following an open call for the nominations for election, eighteen registrants were nominated to serve as a trustee contesting for six available places on the Council. Associate Professor Amirabdollahian was nominated by senior academic registrants from the Northwest of the UK. With voting open to all registered Associate Nutritionists and Registered Nutritionists across the UK and internationally; the Electoral Reform Services (ERS) conducted the ballot on behalf of the Association for Nutrition.
Speaking about the victory, Dr Amirabdollahian said: “I want to express my heartfelt thanks to my fellow nutritionists and colleagues for electing me to this prestigious Council. I am honoured and humbled that they have placed trust in me.
“This is an important achievement not only for the School of Health Sciences and myself, but also for the University. I think engagement with the AfN as a professional and statutory association would help to raise the profile of the University.
“Furthermore, accreditation, engagement and endorsement by the AfN this are evidences of scientific commitment, enhancing employability and learning from professional good practices; all of them important in preparation for the next Teaching Exercise Framework.”