Dr Ruth Slater
Dr Ruth Slater

Dr Ruth Slater

BSc MSc PhD CertEd (PCE)




  • PhD Medicine 
    2000 - University of Aberdeen 

Internal Memberships


  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (2019-)
  • Sustainable Development Committee (was Sustainability Steering Group) (2021 - )


Latest Publications

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Research Overview

Supporting research at the Rowett Institute, MMSN.

Working on multiple Scottish government funded (RESAS) programs on food networks in Scotland, healthy and sustainable food consumption and how food consumption can be improved at the individual and policy level.


We have developed a database of the greenhouse gas emissions of foods in the NDNS nutrientbank which is available for anyone to use.

The GHGE database has been incorporated into a tool to suggest food swaps to make individual shopping lists greener, healthier, and more affordable. https://sefari.scot/blog/2020/02/04/innovative-new-tool-food-swapping-for-healthier-and-more-sustainable-diets


Projects include:

  • place-based marketing
  • primary producer networks in Scotland
  • strategies to reduce sugar consumption

Research Areas

Nutrition and Health

Research Specialisms

  • Medical Sciences
  • Cell Biology

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.

Current Research

Working for Dr David Watts.


Teaching Responsibilities

Assessment, teaching and supporting colleagues teaching on MSc in Human Nutrition since 2015.

Supervision of MSc Global Health placement student. Co-supervision of students on MSc Human Nutrition and BSc biomedical courses.

Teaching on the Sixth Century courses Worlds of Food SX3505 (2018-2021) and Mind Machine SX1006 (2019).



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