Scotland Board

Who we are

Board Members

  • Joyce Thompson (Chair)
  • Simon Fevre (TU rep)
  • Lynne Stevenson
  • Dalhia Campbell (East of Scotland Branch rep)
  • Lorna Breeze (Glasgow & West of Scotland Branch rep)
  • Janie Gordon (NHS Scotland Dietetic Leadership Network rep)
  • Andrea Wilson (AHPFS rep)
  • Catherine Hankey (Education rep)

Support Staff: Ruth Balmer (BDA Policy Officer)


Policy Officer: 



Volunteers needed for BDA Scotland Board

Three positions have become vacant on the BDA Scotland Board. The BDA Scotland Board represents the interests of the profession and members in Scotland to key stakeholders, such as government, other professions and public bodies. The vision for the Board is to:

- be the expert voice of nutrition and dietetics within Scotland

- promote dietitians and the dietetic profession in Scotland

- influence relevant public policy through engagement via public consultations, representation on external groups, engaging with external stakeholders and organisations, lobbying parliament / government where appropriate

- identify areas of policy where dietitians in Scotland can make a difference and actively influence decision makers

- assist in the implementation of UK-wide BDA strategies and other key policies

- communicate effectively with BDA members in Scotland

Are you up for the challenge of joining this active Board of enthusiastic and forward-looking dietitians?

For further information please contact:

Ruth Balmer BDA Policy Officer for Scotland and Northern Ireland

Email:    Mobile: 07949056110

Applicants to send completed CV and a covering letter to Ruth Balmer at

Application open until Friday 30 August 2019


What we do

There are two observer seats.  If you would like to come and observe a Scotland Board meeting contact the Chair of the BDA Scotland Board on

Dates of meetings in 2019:

- 27 February 

- 15 May

- 28 August

- 23 October


Latest Updates

Diet and Healthy Weight Delivery Plan

The Scottish Government have published their Diet and Healthy Weight Strategy "A Healther Future". The BDA welcome the strategy, which includes important commitments to improve effective weight management services, changes to the food environment and encouraging leadership.

The BDA Scotland Board submitted a detailed response to the Scottish Government Consultation, 'A Healthier Future - Action and Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight'. Read the BDA Scotland Board's final consultation response here.  

Board update

Find out what the BDA Scotland Board has been doing during 2017-2018:

BDA Scotland Members Survey 

In August 2018, the BDA Scotland Board issued an online survey to all BDA members in Scotland. Questions focused on challenges facing BDA members in Scotland, opportunities and priorities for BDA Scotland Board to pursue. Read the results here


The Allied Health Professions Federation Scotland (AHPFS)

The BDA is a member of The Allied Health Professions Federation Scotland which provides collective leadership and representation for its member professional bodies.

BDA Updates for AHPFS:

May 2019 

February 2019

November 2018

August 2018

May 2018

January 2018

More information can be found on the AHPFS page of the AHPF website.