Anderson, Annie


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1984 …2020

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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.  


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.


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.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen

Award Date: 1 Jan 1991

Bachelor of Science, Robert Gordon University

Award Date: 1 Jan 1978


  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
  • nutrition
  • food
  • diet
  • health
  • cancer prevention
  • food-policy

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Acceptability of the “MOVEdiabetes” physical activity intervention in diabetes primary care settings in Oman: findings from participants and practitioners

Alghafri, T. S., Al Harthi, S. M., Al-Ajmi, F., Al-Farsi, Y., Craigie, A. M., Bannerman, E. & Anderson, A. S., 8 Jun 2020, In : BMC Public Health. 20, p. 1-10 10 p., 887.

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    A Context-Specific Digital Alcohol Brief Intervention in Symptomatic Breast Clinics (Abreast of Health): Development and Usability Study

    Sinclair, J. M. A., Dutey-Magni, P. F., Anderson, A. S., Baird, J., Barker, M. E., Cutress, R. I., Kaner, E. F. S., McCann, M., Priest, C. K. & Copson, E. R., Jan 2020, In : JMIR Research Protocols. 9, 1, p. 1-13 13 p., e14580.

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    Open Access
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    Does Prehabilitation modify muscle mass in patients with rectal cancer undergoing neoadjuvant therapy? A subanalysis from the REx Randomised Controlled Trial

    Moug, S. J., Barry, S. J. E., Maguire, S., Johns, N., Dolan, D., Steele, R. J. C., Buchan, C., Mackay, G., Anderson, A. S. & Mutrie, N., 20 Jun 2020, In : Techniques in Coloproctology. 6 p.

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    Open Access
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    Gambling-Related Harms Attributable to Lotteries Products

    Booth, L., Thomas, S., Moodie, R., Peeters, A., White, V., Pierce, H., Anderson, A. & Pettigrew, S., 19 May 2020, In : Addictive Behaviors. 109, p. 1-5 5 p., 106472.

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  • Making hospital shops healthier: evaluating the implementation of a mandatory standard for limiting food products and promotions in hospital retail outlets

    Stead, M., Eadie, D., McKell, J., Sparks, L., MacGregor, A. & Anderson, A., 30 Jan 2020, In : BMC Public Health. 20, p. 1-11 11 p., 132.

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    21 Sep 2019

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    World Cancer Research Fund (External organisation)

    Annie S. Anderson (Advisor)


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    Medical Research Council (External organisation)

    Annie S. Anderson (Advisor)


    Activity: Membership typesMembership of panel

    Dutch Diabetes Research Foundation (External organisation)

    Annie S. Anderson (Advisor)


    Activity: Membership typesMembership of panel

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

    Annie S. Anderson (Advisor)


    Activity: Membership typesMembership of panel

    Press / Media

    £5million for European football fans to get fit

    Annie S. Anderson


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research