Paul Trayhurn has held posts in Strasbourg, Oxford, Cambridge, Edmonton (Canada), Aberdeen, Oslo, Liverpool and Buckingham. He has served on a number of national and international scientific committees including the MRC Population & Systems Medicine Board and the Royal Society’s Research Grants Board (Biological Sciences) and Newton Advanced Fellowships Panel, as well as chairing the Scientific and Awards Committees of the International Association for the Study of Obesity. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Nutrition and Trustee of the Nutrition Society. He is the recipient of the Friedrich Wasserman Award (2008) from the European Association for the Study of Obesity and the inaugural Gowland Hopkins Award from the Nutrition Society (2019). From 2014-16, he held a Distinguished Scientist Fellowship at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. In 2020 he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Nutrition Society.