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Dr Andrea Scalco

Dr Andrea Scalco

Andrea Scalco

 +44 (0)1224 437126

The Rowett Institute
Ashgrove Rd W
AB25 2ZD


I am part of an interdisciplinary research team involving the Rowett Institute and the James Hutton Institute with expertise in nutrition, psychology, statistics, and the environmental impacts of food choices.

My main research project explores ways to promote healthier and more sustainable diets in the population. The aim is to use a computer simulation (agent-based modelling) to replicate consumers’ behaviour and their social network. Several policies ideas can then be tested in the simulation to identify those scenarios where a significant behavioural change in consumers may be observed.

Research Papers:


Leading Ideas

  • Healthier Foods

Area of Strategic Research Programme

Further information the Scottish Government's Strategic Research Programme is available

  • 3.2.4: Food Culture and Dietary Choice

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