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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Diet Medicine & Life Sciences
Food Medicine & Life Sciences
Microbiota Medicine & Life Sciences
Obesity Medicine & Life Sciences
Eating Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Medicine & Life Sciences
High Fat Diet Medicine & Life Sciences
Fats Medicine & Life Sciences

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Clare Adam

Person: Honorary

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Perry Barrett

Person: Academic Related - Research


Research Output 1978 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

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., 1 Jul 2019, In : International Journal of Obesity. 43, 7, p. 1466–1474 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Energy Intake
Energy Metabolism
Basal Metabolism
Body Composition
Diet Records

Acute dietary zinc deficiency in rats exacerbates myocardial ischaemia/reperfusion injury through depletion of glutathione

Skene, K., Walsh, S. K., Okafor, O., Godsman, N., Barrows, C., Meier, P., Gordon, M. J., Beattie, J. H. & Wainwright, C. L., 14 May 2019, In : British Journal of Nutrition. 121, 9, p. 961-973 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Myocardial Reperfusion Injury
Reperfusion Injury
Myocardial Ischemia
1 Citation (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

A high-fat diet induces rapid changes in the mouse hypothalamic proteome

McLean, F. H., Campbell, F. M., Langston, R. F., Sergi, D., Resch, C., Grant, C., Morris, A., Mayer, C-D. & Williams, L. M., 29 Apr 2019, In : Nutrition and Metabolism. 16, 26.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
High Fat Diet
Palmitic Acid
Oleic Acid
Neuronal Plasticity


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


GSE27926: Expression data from F344N rats in long and short photoperiods

Ross, A. W. (Creator), Russell, L. (Creator), Helfer, G. (Creator), Bell, L. (Creator), Morgan, P. J. (Creator), GEO, 21 Feb 2012



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)

Health Promotion
Health Education

Activities 2008 2018

Modelling SoilMAT-ters

Alison Margaret Brand (Speaker)
15 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangeInvited talk

European Geosciences Assembly 2018

Alison Margaret Brand (Participant)
8 Apr 201813 Apr 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConference

Modelling SoilMAT-ters

Alison Margaret Brand (Speaker)
18 Dec 2017

Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangeOral presentation

Press / Media

Nudging meat off the menu

David McBey & Alexandra Johnstone


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'

Conocer las siete edades del apetito puede mejorar nuestra salud

Alexandra Johnstone


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'


Commercial applications of pioneering research on the human gut microbiota

Karen Patricia Scott (Participant), Petra Gisela Helen Louis (Participant), Alan Walker (Participant), Sylvia Helen Duncan (Participant), Harry James Flint (Participant)

Impact: Economic Impacts, Quality of life Impacts

From melatonin receptors to Valdoxan

Peter John Morgan (Coordinator), Lynda Williams (Coordinator), Perry Barrett (Coordinator), A D Strosberg (Coordinator)

Impact: Quality of life Impacts