Meet our Volunteers

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As showcased in the Volunteer Corner section of the official BDA member magazine Dietetics Today, we highlight a range of volunteer roles and activities our members undertake, and say THANK YOU for the fantastic contribution they make to advancing the profession. Click on the named volunteers below to read their full interview.

Aisling Pigott - BDA Media Spokesperson 

"I'm so proud to be a dietitian, and the idea of a 'team of spokespeople' promoting their profession in the media was really appealing to me."

Nusrat Kausar - BDA Yorkshire Branch committee member

“I have widened my understanding of dietitians and how we work at different levels across the BDA to try to make a difference to our patients.”

Caroline Bovey - BDA Chairman, previous Chair of Wales Board and Trade Union Rep

"The future of our profession lies in the hands of our members as much as it does the hands of the politicians and the health leaders"

Anna Daniels - BDA Media Spokesperson

“Any media that I have featured in that is educational and raises the profile of dietitians is an achievement”

Hannah Hartnett - BDA student event volunteer

"Following BDA Live, I enjoyed volunteering at events so much that I offered my time again and received further opportunities to volunteer and support the BDA at external events"

Paul McArdle - Specialist Group Committee Member

"I think some members probably think these BDA specialist group committees are intimidating, or that they’re not ‘expert enough’ to make a contribution, which is complete rubbish. They’re a great place to learn and network and, even if you’re just starting out, you always have something worthwhile to contribute."

Jen Carroll - Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN) System Reviewer

"Getting involved with PEN as a reviewer is a great opportunity to review the literature in a particular area, share experiences with Dietitians in other countries and expand your network of colleagues."