Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health

As part of the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition the Institute has strengthened its ability to thrive as a global leader in nutrition research.  Nothing demonstrates this more clearly than our new, state-of-the art building, which is situated on the University’s main Health Campus at Foresterhill.  The 10,000m2 building includes a clinical investigation unit, a metabolic research facility and a body composition suite, alongside extensive state-of-the-art laboratories.

A key aspect of the facility is the specialist Human Nutrition Unit, where volunteers are able to take part in dietary trials and studies in modern and comfortable surroundings, while at the same time providing the facilities we need to undertake scientifically rigorous studies. 

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Food Medicine & Life Sciences
Microbiota Medicine & Life Sciences
Obesity Medicine & Life Sciences
Sheep Medicine & Life Sciences
Eating Medicine & Life Sciences
Leptin Medicine & Life Sciences
Proteins Medicine & Life Sciences
Fats Medicine & Life Sciences

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Clare Adam

Person: Honorary

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Gabriella Aviello

Person: Academic Related - Research

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Perry Barrett

Person: Academic Related - Research


Research Output 1978 2019

Activity energy expenditure is an independent predictor of energy intake in humans

Hopkins, M., Duarte, C., Beaulieu, K., Finlayson, G., Gibbons, C., Johnstone, A., Whybrow, S., Horgan, G. W., Blundell, J. E. & Stubbs, R. J. 18 Jan 2019 In : International Journal of Obesity.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Energy Intake
Energy Metabolism
Basal Metabolism
Body Composition
Diet Records
Ependymoglial Cells
Thyroid Hormones
4 Citations

Biological and psychological mediators of the relationships between fat mass, fat-free mass and energy intake

Hopkins, M., Finlayson, G., Duarte, C., Gibbons, C., Johnstone, A. M., Whybrow, S., Horgan, G. W., Blundell, J. E. & Stubbs, R. J. 2019 In : International Journal of Obesity. 43, p. 233-242 42 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Energy Intake
Basal Metabolism


Aberdeen Proteomics

David Andrew Stead (Manager)

Rowett Institute

Facility/equipment: Facility

Industrial research

Analytical Chemistry

Rowett Institute

Facility/equipment: Facility

Colorimetric analysis
Quality control

Gas Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (GIRMS)

Louise Laura Cantlay (Manager)

Rowett Institute

Facility/equipment: Facility

Mass spectrometry


DSM Nutrition Award

Robert John Wallace (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

honors and awards
nutrition research

Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh

Lora Heisler (Recipient), 7 Mar 2016

Prize: Election to learned society

The Pittu Laungani Award for Best Paper Published in the International Journal of Health Promotion and Education

Flora Cunningham Gillies Douglas (Recipient), Oct 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2008 2018

European Geosciences Assembly 2018

Brand, A. M. (Participant)
8 Apr 201813 Apr 2018

Activity: Conference

Modelling SoilMAT-ters

Brand, A. M. (Speaker)
15 Mar 2018

Activity: Invited talk

Science Bites

Slater, R. L. (Speaker), Jacqueline Susan Duncan (Speaker)
12 Sep 2017

Activity: Exhibition/Festival

Press / Media

Maîtriser les sept âges de l’appétit pour vieillir en restant en bonne santé

Alexandra Johnstone


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'

Apa betul makan pada malam hari bikin gemuk?

Alexandra Johnstone & Peter John Morgan


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'

Does eating at night make you fat?

Alexandra Johnstone & Peter John Morgan


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'