The project consortium is made up of a highly interdisciplinary team of scientists from Europe and Asia.
The project is funded through the Immana initiative by the following bodies:
Our project partners in the Europe are the University of Stirling (project lead), The Rowett Institute (University of Aberdeen), Institute of Health and Wellbeing (University of Glasgow), and the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports (University of Copenhagen).
Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen
For over 100 years, the Rowett Institute has carried out research aimed to help solve the nutritional problems of the age. Initially staff at the Institute concentrated on the diseases of malnutrition, identifying links between nutritional insufficiencies and disease processes. By the 1950’s, our emphasis shifted to examining health and nutrition in animals of agricultural importance, with a view to maximising production efficiency. Along the way, we also identified the importance of many micronutrients in the diet and identified protein metabolism pathways. Much of the current research is sponsored by the Scottish Government and aims to address the big issues of our time, including food inequalities, food security and obesity, as well as the sustainable development of the food industry.
Dr. Baukje de Roos
Baukje is currently the Deputy Director of the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, and also leading the University of Aberdeen Theme 'Pathways to a Healthy Life', one of the four multidisciplinary Themes initiated as part of the University’s strategic plan to address key global challenges. Baukje is also the CEO of the European Nutrigenomics Organisation (NuGO), an Association of Universities, Research Institutes and Food Industries focusing on jointly developing the research area of nutrigenomics, molecular nutrition and personalised nutrition.
Institute of Health and Wellbeing
The Institute of Health and Wellbeing spans the University's College of Social Sciences and College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences. The institute aims at improving population health and wellbeing and reduce inequalities in health. The Institute of Health and Wellbeing strives to achieve a global impact in terms of both health and wellbeing improvement and reductions in inequalities. In order to realise this goal, the institute share knowledge through collaborations and extended networks with academics and other partners in 73 countries across the world. HEHTA covers a broad set of activities relating to the appraisal of health service interventions including policies, procedures, devices, drugs and diagnostics. HEHTA’s research is divided into seven programmatic research themes:
- Economic evaluation alongside clinical trials
- Evidence synthesis
- Economics of population health
- Statistical analysis of linked health data
- Decision analytic modelling and simulation for evaluation in health
- Incorporating perspectives and experiences and
- Global Health Technology Assessment.
Ms Eleanor Grieve
Eleanor holds a BA (Hons) in Economics and German from the University of Stirling, a postgraduate diploma in Financial Economics from SOAS, University of London and a Master of Public Health (Merit) from the University of Glasgow. Before joining as a Research Assistant at Glasgow University in September 2010, she previously held positions with various non-governmental organisations working in international development. Eleanor currently works on projects assisting on health economic evaluations of public health interventions. She maintains her interest in international development by continuing to do consultancy work in this field, and was also based part-time at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Department of Global Health and Development as a Research Fellow in Health Economics during 2013/14.