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.
- 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
Aberdeen Maternity and Neonatal Databank steering committee member
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
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.
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 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)
2016/17-2018/2019 Course coordinator PU5534 Public Health Nutrition (MSc Human Nutrition programme)
2015/16 Assistant course coordinator PU5504 Public Health Nutrition (MSc Human 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)
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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An exploratory study of the associations between maternal iron status in pregnancy and childhood wheeze and atopyBritish Journal of Nutrition, vol. 112, no. 12, pp. 2018-2027Contributions to Journals: Articles
"It's a balance of just getting things right": mothers' views about pre-school childhood obesity and obesity prevention in ScotlandBMC Public Health, vol. 14, 1009Contributions to Journals: Articles
Preterm birth, infant weight gain, and childhood asthma risk: A meta-analysis of 147,000 European childrenJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol. 133, no. 5, pp. 1317-1329Contributions to Journals: Articles
Functional gene group analysis indicates no role for heterotrimeric G proteins in cognitive abilityPloS ONE, vol. 9, no. 3, e91690Contributions to Journals: Articles
Physical capability and subsequent positive mental wellbeing in older people: findings from five HALCyon cohortsAge, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 445-456Contributions to Journals: Articles
Prevalence and year-on-year trends in childhood thinness in a whole population studyArchives of Disease in Childhood, vol. 99, no. 1, pp. 58-61Contributions to Journals: Articles
A randomised feasibility trial with women treated for breast cancer comparing a commercial weight loss programme alone; with additional breast cancer focused dietitian-led groups and waiting- list control: The Breast Cancer Healthy Weight (BRIGHT) TrialAmerican Institute of Cancer Research Annual Research Conference on Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and CancerContributions to Journals: Abstracts
Human cognitive ability is influenced by genetic variation in components of postsynaptic signalling complexes assembled by NMDA receptors and MAGUK proteinsTranslational Psychiatry, vol. 4, pp. 1-8Contributions to Journals: Articles
Intervention vignettes as a qualitative tool to refine complex intervention designTrials, vol. 14, no. Suppl 1, pp. O55Contributions to Journals: Abstracts
Breastfeeding and introduction of complementary foods during infancy in relation to the risk of asthma and atopic diseases up to 10 yearsClinical & experimental allergy, vol. 43, no. 11, pp. 1263-1273Contributions to Journals: Articles