BSc, MSc, PhD, PGCE, RNutr

Personal Chair


Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen Room 4.054, The Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Campus, Ashgrove Road West, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD
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I am recognized as a leading innovative UK researcher within the field of human appetite control and specifically, the role of dietary protein. Since completing my PhD in 2002, my extensive publication record (>60 peer reviewed publications with a total of 3839 citations, of which 2659 since 2010) and excellent track record in funding from UK and EU funding bodies has placed me in a position where I have influenced food choice in the UK through collaboration with the food industry and my ongoing knowledge transfer activities.

I think of the kitchen as my ‘laboratory’ and have set rigorous standards to maintain quality scientific protocols. In line with this team approach, I have maintained success in achieving EU funding. In 2009, I submitted a workplan to examine stress in the workplace, in a successful EU bid (NeuroFAST) that examines the neurobiology of food addiction and stress. In 2010 I was again successful for funding from the SATIN EU grant, which is satiety innovation with the food industry and has allowed me further international collaboration. The Full4Health EU grant (2011) is co-ordinated at the Rowett, and examines FOOD-GUT-BRAIN interactions. 


Teaching Responsibilities

I am Lead Educator for the Massive Online Open-Learning Course (MOOC) for University of Aberdeen Nutrition and Wellbeing Course, which has had over 60K participants since starting in 201


I am course co-ordinator for the MSc Human Nutrition and Metabolism, Assessment of Nutritional Status



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