Welcome to the Human Nutrition Unit (HNU) based at The Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen. Here, we run a variety of human nutrition studies for which volunteers are needed.
The HNU was established in 1986 to provide a metabolic research facility to study the relationship between diet and health in humans. Find out what it’s like to be a volunteer watch our videos below.
Find out more about the studies currently being conducted in the Unit and how to participate - see study list below. You can also read our volunteers newsletter.
Sylvia Stephen (HNU Manager)
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FISH MEAL Study - Help us investigate the long term beneficial effects of eating mackerel fish.
Find out about what's involved as a study volunteer.
Meet our dedicated team of researchers.
We run informal open evenings. If you would like to be notified of these, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note: Although we are a nutrition research unit we are unable to provide advice on diet to individuals not currently participating in any of the studies. If you are concerned about your diet, please consult your GP.