Annie Anderson

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Professor of Public Health Nutrition

Bio

Biography

I am a Public Health Nutritionist and Dietitian with extensive experience in designing, implementing and evaluating lifestyle intervention trials whilst based at the Universities of Cambridge, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Dundee. My training (BSc, SRD, PhD) spans biological aspects of nutrition as well as behavioural, social and cultural dimensions.  

Research

My main interests lie in understanding factors that influence the promotion of lifestyle change (principally diet and obesity) and the impact of theory based, behaviourally focused dietary and obesity interventions (policy, practice and individual) in relation to disease risk reduction. Since 1990 I have attained 68 grants, (35 of which has been as principal investigator). Funding sources have included MRC, ESRC, BBSRC, CRUK, WCRF, Scottish Government, Department of Health England and the UK Food Standards Agency.

Teaching

I am the BDA representative on the Academy of Medical Sciences Inter-Collegiate group on Nutrition(ICGN) working on designing and delivering nutrition teaching to medical undergraduates and in post graduate training. Within the Ninewells Medical school I assist in the delivery of a number of SSC’s and undergraduate teaching in GI system, Public Health and Reproductive Health. I also supervise  ACT funded staff to match University of Dundee MBChB curriculum with the ICGN curriculum.

Publications

Public awareness and healthcare professional advice for obesity as a risk factor for cancer in the UK
10/2017, Journal of Public Health
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'MOVEdiabetes'
10/2018, BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care
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Randomised controlled trial to assess the impact of a lifestyle intervention (ActWELL) in women invited to NHS breast screening
9/2018, BMJ Open
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Retirement village physical activity and nutrition intervention process evaluation
7/2018, Australasian Journal on Ageing
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Infant and young child feeding in emergencies
6/2017, Maternal and Child Nutrition
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Long-term weight loss trajectories following participation in a randomised controlled trial of a weight management programme for men delivered through professional football clubs
5/2018, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
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A Feasibility Study to Assess the Delivery of a Lifestyle Intervention (Treatwell) for Colorectal Cancer Patients Undergoing Potentially Curative Treatment.
4/2018, BMJ Open
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Time to address the double inequality of differences in dietary intake between Scotland and England
4/2018, British Journal of Nutrition
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Participation in bowel screening among men attending abdominal aortic aneurysm screening
10/2017, British Journal of Surgery
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Cancer prevention – the feasibility and acceptability of promoting breast cancer risk reduction in the screening setting through a lifestyle magazine
12/2017, European Journal of Cancer Care
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Press

£5million for European football fans to get fit

Annie Anderson

16/10/13

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Activities

Anti-Cancer Council (External organisation)

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2013

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Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (External organisation)

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2013

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BUPA (External organisation)

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2013

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Cancer Research UK (External organisation)

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2013

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Chief Scientist Office (External organisation)

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2013

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Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation (External organisation)

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2013

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Danish Council for Strategic Research (External organisation)

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2013

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Diabetes UK (External organisation)

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2013

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Dutch Diabetes Research Foundation (External organisation)

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2013

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Economic and Social Research Council (External organisation)

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2013

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