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Professor Jennie Macdiarmid

Professor Jennie Macdiarmid

Jennie Macdiarmid

Jennie Macdiarmid

 +44 (0)1224 437125

The Rowett Institute
Ashgrove Rd W
AB25 2ZD


Jennie is a Professor in Sustainable Nutrition and Health. Her research is interdisciplinary and about the impact of dietary habits on climate change and land use, with implications for food and nutrition security. This includes understanding eating behaviours in particular how to move people to eating healthy and sustainable diets, especially in the UK. She led the Livewell project funded by the WWF, the first to model sustainable diets that were both nutritionally adequate and had lower impact on climate change. She leads a multi-disciplinary research team in Aberdeen and is the nutrition lead on several large interdisciplinary international research projects, including DEVIL (delivering food security on limited land and AFRICAP (Agriculture and food-system resilience: increasing capacity and advising policy The research is based in the UK and internationally.

Leading Ideas

  • Climate and the Environment
  • Food
  • Healthier Foods
  • Healthier Dietary Components
  • Healthier Diets
  • Healthier Food Culture
  • Healthy diets and dietary choices

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
  • 3.2.4 Food culture and dietary choice

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