In 2013 the University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health celebrated its centenary. 

The Rowett currently plays a major role in the UK research capability in nutrition and human health and through the years has also made a significant impact on animal health and nutrition. 

Much of the current research is sponsored by the Scottish Government and aims to address the big issues of our time, including inequalities, food security and obesity, as well as the sustainable development of Scotland’s food industry.  Major programmes of food-related research are also funded by the EU.

The Institute has three main research themes:

  • Lifelong Health
  • Gut Health
  • Obesity and Metabolic Health

In 2008 the Institute merged with the University of Aberdeen to secure the future of nutrition research in Aberdeen.

What we do:

  • Provide evidence for policy development – at both national (Scotland) and UK level
  • Support industry to gain market edge by creation of new products – especially the pharmaceutical and food industry
  • Contribute to education in nutrition and health at school, University and community levels