Postgraduate Education Group
Institute of Applied Health Sciences
University of Aberdeen
Room 1:071 Polwarth Building
Aberdeen AB25 2ZD
Leone Craig graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a BSc (Honours) in Health Sciences and an MSc in Human Nutrition & Metabolism. In 2005 she completed a PhD in Nutrition at The Robert Gordon University focussing on the area of childhood obesity.
She joined the Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine in October 2003 as a Research Assistant on the SEATON study. She was a Research Fellow in Public Health Nutrition from June 2005 to December 2017 when she moved to her current post of Teaching Fellow in Applied Health Sciences.
From May to October 2007 she had a part-time secondment to the Food Standards Agency Scotland, Science Branch as a Scientific Advisor (Diet and Nutrition).
- PhD Nutrition2005 - The Robert Gordon University
- MSc Human Nutrition and Metabolism1998 - University of Aberdeen
- BSc Health Sciences with Nutrition Honours1997 - University of Aberdeen
Memberships and Affiliations
- Internal Memberships
School Ethics Review Board PGT co-chair
School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition PGT Academic Integrity Committee member
Aberdeen Maternity and Neonatal Databank steering committee member
Aberdeen Children of the Nineteen Fifties steering group member and academic lead
Aberdeen Birth Cohorts 1921 & 1936 steering committee member
- External Memberships
Current member of the Aberdeen City Council Resilient, Included, Supported Local Outcome Improvement Group
Current member of the Scottish Active Healthy Weight Report Card Team
Previous member of the Nutrition Society Scottish Section CommitteePrevious member of the NHS Grampian Maternal & Infant Nutrition/Child Healthy Weight Steering GroupPrevious member of the National Child Healthy Weight Evaluation Advisory Group
Dietary assessment and cross-sectional and cohort studies of diet and health in children and adults. Early life nutrition including infant feeding and child healthy weight.
I am currently accepting PhDs in Applied Health Sciences, Nutrition and Health.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.
Applied Health SciencesSupervising
Nutrition and HealthSupervising
- Health Sciences
- Environmental and Public Health
Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.
A positive deviance approach to determine strategies for improving diet quality.
Measurement and communication of healthy sustainable diets.
Comparison of methods for global assessment of diets.
Development and testing of nutritional resources for adolescents from a low socio-economic background.
- The Study of Eczema and Asthma To Observe the influence of Nutrition (SEATON) longitudinal study.
- Aberdeen Birth Cohort (ABC) 1936 & 1921.
Funding and Grants
Secondary Analysis of the Survey of Sugar Intake among Children in Scotland (Food Standards Agency Scotland) 2007-2008. £69,040. McNeill G, Masson L, Craig L, Macdiarmid J, Holmes B.
A prospective study exploring the early infant feeding experiences of parents and their significant others during the first 6 months of life: what would make a difference? (NHS Health Scotland) 2009-2010. £89,754. Hoddinott P, Craig L, McInnes R.
Survey of diet, influences on food choices and eating practices among children in Scotland in 2010 (Food Standards Agency Scotland) 2010-2011. £468,204. Masson L, McNeill G, Macdiarmid J, Craig L, Bromley C.
Feasibility study for a trial of proactive telephone support for breastfeeding women (NHS Grampian) 2010-2011. £46,007. Hoddinott P, Craig L, McNicol J, Chick C, Riach J.
Qualitative Evaluation of the Eat, Play and Grow Well Programme (NHS Grampian) 2010-2011. £29,991. Craig L, Douglas F.
Development and clinical piloting of a dietary soup intervention during pregnancy with the aim of reducing the likelihood of childhood asthma (Baxters, Knowledge Exchange Transfer Fund, UoA Development Trust) 2012-2013. £52,487. Devereux G, Clark J, McNeill G, Norrie J, Craig L, Danielian P, Turner S.
Research to inform the development of a child healthy weight intervention for pre-school children (NHS Grampian) 2012-2013. £29,500. Craig L, Douglas F, Clark J, Jackson D, McNeill G, Reid V.
- Postgraduate, 3 stage, September start
- Postgraduate, 3 semester, January start
2020/2021-present Programme coordinator MSc Applied Health Sciences
2020/2021-present IAHS/Rowett On-Demand coordinator
2017/2018-2020/2021 Programme co-coordinator MSc Global Health & Management
2021/2022-present Course co-coordinator PU5056 Key Concepts in Global Health
2020/2021-present Course co-coordinator PU5041 Public Health in Action
2020/2021-present Course co-coordinator PU5525 Health Needs Assessment
2019/2020-present Course coordinator PU5547 Challenges in Global Nutrition
2018/2019-2020/21 Course co-coordinator PU5042 Introduction to Global Health
2018/2019-2019/2020 Course co-coordinator PU5505 Global Health (MSc Global Health & Management programme)
2016/2017-2018/2019 Course coordinator PU5534 Public Health Nutrition (MSc Human Nutrition programme)
2015/2016 Assistant course coordinator PU5504 Public Health Nutrition (MSc Human Nutrition programme)
Unit lead on PU5505 Global Health (MSc Global Health & Management programme)
Unit lead on RN5504 Nutrition and Health Through the Life Stages (MSc Clinical Nutrition programme)
Lecturer on MSc Human Nutrition programme (RN5008 Assessment of Nutritional Status, RN5507 Nutrition and Health, PU5534 Public Health Nutrition, RN5505 Clinical Nutrition)
Lecturer on MSc Clinical Nutrition programme (RN5002 Assessment of Nutritional Health, RN5504 Nutrition and Health Through the Life Stages)
Tutor on PU5027/PU5052 Fundamentals of Research Design
Supervision of MSc Human Nutrition, MSc Clinical Nutrition, Masters in Public Health, MSc Global Health & Management research projects
Non-course Teaching Responsibilities
PGT SUCCESS PLUS mentor
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Results from Scotland’s 2021 Report Card on Physical Activity and Health for Children and Youth: Grades, Secular Trends, and Socio-Economic InequalitiesJournal of Exercise Science & Fitness, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 317-322Contributions to Journals: Articles
Food-Level Analysis to Identify Dietary Choices With the Highest Nutritional Quality and Lowest Greenhouse Gas Emissions and PriceFrontiers in Nutrition, vol. 9, 851826Contributions to Journals: Articles
Mediterranean-type diet and brain structural change from 73 to 79 years in the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, vol. 26, pp. 368–372Contributions to Journals: Articles
Nutritional Quality, Environmental Impact and Cost of Ultra-Processed Foods: A UK Food-Based AnalysisInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 19, no. 6, 3191Contributions to Journals: Articles
What information do consumers want about the greenhouse gas emissions of their diets?Contributions to Journals: Conference Articles
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UK residents with low incomes and healthy diets: in search of exemplarsContributions to Journals: Conference Articles
- [ONLINE] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0029665120007284
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UK residents with low incomes and healthy diets: in search of exemplarsContributions to Conferences: Other Contributions
What features of a nutrition resource are important to adolescents of a low socioeconomic status?Public Health Nutrition, vol. 23, no. 10, pp. 1716-1725Contributions to Journals: Articles
Socio-Cultural Coaching to enhance Careers and Employability: Supporting Success.Contributions to Conferences: Papers
Estimating plate-based model food proportions in adults living in Scotland using short dietary assessment questionnairesNutrition and Dietetics, vol. 76, no. 5, pp. 521-531Contributions to Journals: Articles
- [ONLINE] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1747-0080.12441