BAPEN Faculty comprises of up to six members of the Association who, over the years have served BAPEN in various capacities and who have made a significant contribution to the field of clinical nutrition in the UK. The role of the Faculty is to advise Council and the BAPEN Executive Committee and bring to their attention any concerns regarding future strategy.

The Faculty also reviews nominations for the John Lennard-Jones medal – BAPEN’s highest award given to members of the Association for their outstanding contribution to BAPEN over a long period of time.


Christine Russell, Chair Christine Russell, Chair

Previous treasurer of BAPEN, current chair of BAPEN’s Nutrition Screening Week and member of the Malnutrition Action Group (MAG). Worked for many years as a Dietitian in both NHS and the commercial sector. One of the founders of PENG of the BDA. Now semi-retired.

Prof David Silk Prof David Silk

Previous chair of Faculty, past chairman and co-founder of BAPEN. Professor of Gastroenterology, Imperial College, London.

Prof Marinos Elia Prof Marinos Elia

Chair MAG, past chairman and co-founder of BAPEN. Professor of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, Southampton University.

Kenneth CottamKenneth Cottam

Original treasurer of BAPEN, long term member of the Trustees and now Faculty.  Worked originally as a hospital biochemist, then transferred to the pharmaceutical industry. Previously Divisional Director of Abbott Nutrition and then Commercial Services Director for Abbott. Now retired.

Dr Barry JonesDr Barry Jones

Past chair of the British Artificial Nutrition Survey (BANS), BSG small bowel/nutrition and RCP nutrition committees and past BAPEN HPN coordinator. Retired Consultant Gastroenterologist in Dudley, West Midlands.

Dr Jon SchafferDr Jon Shaffer

Former council member/liaison officer for ESPEN/Inaugural member of BANS and regional reps. Former clinical director intestinal failure unit Salford. Now semi-retired.
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