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Dr Stephen Whybrow

Social deprivation is associated with poorer adherence to healthy eating dietary goals: analysis of household food purchases.

Stephen Whybrow

 +44 (0)1224 438041

The Rowett Institute
Ashgrove Rd W
AB25 2ZD


My current research activity includes assessing interventions to promote healthy and sustainable diets using agent-based modelling techniques. Also, modelling future global food security using FAO food balance sheet data. Recent work has made extensive use of Kantar Worldpanel consumer purchase data to estimate the effects of reductions in food waste on food and drink purchasing, diet quality and environmental impact. Kantar Worldpanel data will be used to assess whether Scotland's Minimum Unit Pricing for alcohol has unintended consequences for diet quality and health.

My earlier work was on energy balance, dietary assessment and the mis-reporting of dietary intakes, in which I am still involved.

Research Papers (DOI)

Leading Ideas

  • Healthier Foods
  • Food Sustainability
  • Healthier Dietary Components
  • Healthier Diets

Area of Strategic Research Programme

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

  • Theme 3: Food, Health and Wellbeing
  • 3.2 - Healthy Diets and Dietary Choice
  • 3.2.3 Sustainability of healthy diets
  • 3.3 - Food Security
  • 3.3.1 Food trade and consumption
  • 3.2.4 Food culture and dietary choice