PhD, MSc, BSc(Hons)
Janet graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a BSc (Hons) in Food Science and microbiology, then gained a MSc(Med sci) in Human Nutrition from the University of Glasgow. After graduating she spent 7 years working as a research assistant, at the Rowett Research Institute, Aberdeen on a series of Food Standards Agency and EU human intervention and supplementation projects investigating the uptake and potential antioxidant/oxidant effects of flavonoids and selenium on human health. During this time she completed her PhD at the University of Aberdeen which focussed on dietary flavonoid intake and colorectal cancer risk. On completing her PhD she undertook a Marie Curie Industrial Research Fellowship based at Unilever R&D, Vlaardingen in the Netherlands. In 2005 she returned to Aberdeen to join the Public Health Nutrition Research Group as a Research Fellow in nutrition and to manage the Scottish Collaborative Group Food Frequency Questionnaire service.
In 2011 she moved into lecturing co-ordinating post graduate courses as part of the International Health & Management and Global Health programmes, before returning to nutrition and her current position as programme co-ordinator for the MSc in Human Nutrition in February 2012.
Dietary assessment methods and development of novel food composition databases both locally in UK and for application in different regions, for example Nepal.
Diet and healthy environmentally sustainable diets
Assessment of dietary phytochemical intake and disease risk
World Wildlife Fund 2010, Livewell project: A balance of healthy and sustainable food choices. Kyle J, MacDiarmid J, Johnson A & McNeill G.
- Foundations of Nutrition
- Nutrition & Health
- Metabolic Nutrition
- Human Nutrition Research Projects
- MSc Global Health course
- 6th century World of Foods
- BSc Health Sciences
- 1st year Medicine