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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.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen

Bachelor of Science, Robert Gordon University

Keywords

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

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Research Output 1984 2019

A Feasibility Study to Assess the Delivery of a Lifestyle Intervention (Treatwell) for Colorectal Cancer Patients Undergoing Potentially Curative Treatment.

Macleod, M., Steele, R. J. C., O’Carroll, R. E., Wells, M., Campbell, A., Sugden, J. A., Rodger, J., Stead, M., McKell, J. & Anderson, A. S., 6 Jun 2018, In : BMJ Open. 8, 6, 11 p., e21117.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Feasibility Studies
Life Style
Colorectal Neoplasms
Exercise
Smoking
2 Citations

A feasibility study to assess the impact of a lifestyle intervention (‘LivingWELL’) in people having an assessment of their family history of colorectal or breast cancer

Anderson, A. S., Dunlop, J., Gallant, S., Macleod, M., Miedzybrodska, Z., Mutrie, N., O’Carroll, R. E., Stead, M., Steele, R. J. C., Taylor, R. S., Vinnicombe, S. & Berg, J., Feb 2018, In : BMJ Open. 8, 2, p. e019410 11 p., e019410.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Feasibility Studies
Life Style
Colorectal Neoplasms
Exercise
Breast Neoplasms
Risk Reduction Behavior
Life Style
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms
Breast
7 Citations

Critical Research Gaps and Recommendations to Inform Research Prioritisation for More Effective Prevention and Improved Outcomes in Colorectal Cancer

Lawler, M., Alsina, D., Adams, R., Anderson, A., Brown, G., Fearnhead, N. S., Fenwick, S. W., Halloran, S. P., Hochhauser, D., Hull, M. A., Koelzer, V. H., McNair, A. G. K., Monahan, K. J., Nathke, I., Norton, C., Novelli, M., Steele, R., Thomas, A. L., Wilde, L., Wilson, R. H. & 1 othersTomlinson, I., 1 Jan 2018, In : Colorectal Cancer. 67, 1, p. 179-193 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Colorectal Neoplasms
Research
Communication
Pathology
Tumor Microenvironment

IARC Hanbooks of Cancer Prevention: Absence of Excess Body Fatness

Anderson, A., Baker, J. L., Breda, J., Byers, T., Cleary, M. P., Colditz, G., Di Cesare, M., Gapstur, S. M., Gunter, M. J., Herbert, R. A., Hursting, S. D., Kaaks, R., Leitzmann, M., Ligibel, J., Renehan, A. G., Romieu, I., Shimokawa, I., Thompson, H. J., Ulrich, C. M., Wade, K. & 2 othersWeiderpass, E. & His, M., 2018, France. 658 p. (IARC Handbooks; vol. 16)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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International Agencies
Research
Neoplasms
Body Mass Index
Weights and Measures

Prizes

An examination of Food Policies within the NHS

Annie Anderson (Recipient), 1985

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

A nutritional analysis of patient menus (£500)

Annie Anderson (Recipient), 1998

Prize: Other distinction

British Council / CNR Travel Award

Annie Anderson (Recipient), 1992

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

honors and awards
travel

Activities 1990 2013

Wales Office of Research and Development for Health and Social Care (External organisation)

Annie S. Anderson (Advisor)
2013

Activity: Membership typesMembership of panel

United Kingdom Department of Health (External organisation)

Annie S. Anderson (Advisor)
2013

Activity: Membership typesMembership of panel

Hunter Medical Research Institute (External organisation)

Annie S. Anderson (Advisor)
2013

Activity: Membership typesMembership of panel

Health Research Board (Ireland) (External organisation)

Annie S. Anderson (Advisor)
2013 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of panel

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (External organisation)

Annie S. Anderson (Advisor)
2013

Activity: Membership typesMembership of panel

Press / Media

£5million for European football fans to get fit

Annie Anderson

16/10/13

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Thesis

An Exploratory Analysis of the Scottish Diet 2001-2009 Using Household Purchase Data

Author: Barton, K. L., 2014

Supervisor: Wrieden, W. (Supervisor) & Anderson, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Parents' experiences of genetic diagnosis in their child: an exploratory study

Author: Bryson, L., 2014

Supervisor: Berg, J. (Supervisor) & Anderson, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science

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Protecting the Vulnerable in Times of Vulnerability Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies – Lebanon

Author: Shaker, L., 2018

Supervisor: Anderson, A. (Supervisor), Symon, A. (Supervisor) & Ghattas, H. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Qualitative service evaluation of interventions aimed at improving the maternal and infant nutrition of disadvantaged populations

Author: Cessford, E. J., 2012

Supervisor: Anderson, A. (Supervisor) & Symon, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science

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The impact of a single brief intervention versus multiple contact lifestyle intervention on change in body weight and modifiable cardio vascular risk factors in adults who have undertaken cardiovascular risk screening

Author: Rowland, J., 2016

Supervisor: Belch, J. (Supervisor), Anderson, A. (Supervisor), Craigie, A. (Supervisor), Littleford, R. (Supervisor) & Bannerman, E. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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