Ms Heather Clark

Ms Heather Clark

Research Project Manager


Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen Postgraduate Education Group, Room 1:073, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill.


I work as part of the Dietary Assessment team with particular responsibility for the Scottish Collaborative Group Food Frequency questionnaire.

I also work as the research project manager for the 'Children of the 1950s' cohort study. 



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Contributions to Journals


  • Hollis, JL., Whybrow, S., Craig, LCA., Clark, H., Garden, L. & McNeill, G. 'Estimating plate-based model food proportions in adults living in Scotland using short dietary assessment questionnaires'. Nutrition and Dietetics, pp. 1-11.
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  • Macdiarmid, J., Clark, H., Whybrow, S., De Ruiter, H. & McNeill, G. (2018). 'Assessing national nutrition security: The UK reliance on imports to meet population energy and nutrient recommendations'. PLoS ONE, vol. 13, no. 2, 0192649.
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    [Online] AURA: journal.pone.0192649.pdf
  • Garden, L., Clark, H., Whybrow, S. & Stubbs, RJ. (2018). 'Is misreporting of dietary intake by weighed food records or 24-hour recalls food specific?'. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 72, pp. 1026-1034.
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  • Hern├índez, MDCV., Kyle, J., Allan, J., Allerhand, M., Clark, H., Maniega, SM., Royle, NA., Gow, AJ., Pattie, A., Corley, J., Bastin, ME., Starr, JM., Wardlaw, JM., Deary, IJ. & Combet, E. (2017). 'Dietary iodine exposure and brain structures and cognition in older people: Exploratory analysis in the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936'. Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, vol. 21, no. 9, pp. 971-979.
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    [Online] AURA: MVH_LBC_iodine_REVISION_FINAL.docx
  • Hollis, JL., Craig, LCA., Whybrow, S., Clark, H., Kyle, JAM. & McNeill, G. (2017). 'Assessing the relative validity of the Scottish Collaborative Group FFQ for measuring dietary intake in adults'. Public Health Nutrition, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 449-455.
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    [Online] AURA: Title_Page_22.7.16.docx
    [Online] AURA: FFQ_validation_paper_22.7.16_resubmission.docx
    [Online] AURA: Supplement_1.docx
    [Online] AURA: Supplement_2.docx
    [Online] AURA: Supplement_3.docx
    [Online] AURA: Supplement_4.docx
    [Online] AURA: Supplement_5.docx
    [Online] AURA: Figure_1_22.7.16.docx
  • Bhattacharya, S., McNeill, G., Raja, EA., Allan, K., Clark, H., Reynolds, RM., Norman, J. & Hannaford, PC. (2016). 'Maternal gestational weight gain and offspring's risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality'. Heart, vol. 102, no. 18, pp. 1456-1463.
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    [Online] AURA: Heart_submission.18.03.2016.pdf
  • Whybrow, S., Macdiarmid, JI., Craig, LCA., Clark, H. & McNeill, G. (2016). 'Using food intake records to estimate compliance with the Eatwell plate dietary guidelines'. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 262-268.
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    [Online] AURA: Whybrow_JHND_2015_Eatwell_paper.pdf
  • von Stumm, S., DEARY, IJ., Kivimaki, M., jokela, M., Clark, H. & Batty, GD. (2011). 'Childhood behaviour problems and health at midlife: 35-year follow-up of a Scottish birth cohort'. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, vol. 52, no. 9, pp. 992-1001.
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  • von Stumm, S., Macintyre, S., Batty, DG., Clark, H. & Deary, IJ. (2010). 'Intelligence, social class of origin, childhood behavior disturbance and education as predictors of status attainment in midlife in men The Aberdeen Children of the 1950s study'. Intelligence, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 202-211.
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  • Leon, DA., Lawlor, DA., Clark, H., Batty, GD. & Macintyre, S. (2009). 'The association of childhood intelligence with mortality risk from adolescence to middle age: Findings from the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s cohort study'. Intelligence, vol. 37, no. 6, pp. 520-528.
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