Volunteers wanted: Does time pressure influence food choice?

Pilot volunteers needed to help us understand the relationship between time pressure and food choice. You will be invited to a face-to-face interview, lasting 45-60 minutes, to discuss your views and experiences about time pressure and food practices including food shopping, preparation, cooking and eating.

We are looking for:

  • Men and women
  • Aged 18-64 years
  • Living in Aberdeen City
  • Currently in paid employment working over 15 hours per week

If you are interested in taking part then please contact:

Lucy Sam (Rowett Research Institute, Foresterhill Campus)
Email: lucy.sam@abdn.ac.uk
Telephone: (0)1224 438726

We look forward to hearing from you!


Exploring chocolate and health

Aberdeen Science Centre
21 September 2017
19:00 – 20:30

Aberdeen Science Centre invites you to find out about Stuff Worth Knowing at a series of evening talks.

Professor Alexandra Johnstone is a Senior Research Fellow and UK Registered Nutritionist based at the Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen. She will discuss recent research to explore what we eat and why we eat, including some chocolate tasting to whet the appetite for knowledge about nutrition and health.

Speaker Professor Alexandra Johnstone
Venue Aberdeen Science Centre
Contact sonia.watson@asc.scot

Do you like sugar?

Sugar cubesThe Rowett Institute needs volunteers for a study looking at how sugar habits develop over time. This study will involve 4 visits to the Rowett Institute on the Foresterhill Campus (free parking available) and some self-monitoring at home. All participants will receive £30 in reimbursement for their time and effort.

This study is recruiting men and women (not pregnant) aged 18+ who would answer “YES” to at least one of the following three questions:

  • Do you regularly consume sugar in your tea/coffee? OR
  • Do you regularly consume sugary soft drinks? OR
  • Do you regularly consume sugary breakfast cereals?

Jackie_DuncanContact Jackie Duncan

Tel: 01224 438795
Email: jacqueline.duncan@abdn.ac.uk

Jackie s a Research Assistant in the Metabolic Health research group.

Do you like eating potatoes? Male Volunteers wanted

PotatoesThe Rowett Research Institute
Zinc in potatoes (ZiP Study)

The Human Nutrition Unit at the institute is looking for male volunteers to help investigate whether eating naturally zinc-enriched potatoes can improve body zinc levels and health. Some Scottish diets are generally low in zinc and low zinc status can lead to health problems. The study will use potatoes that have been fortified with zinc to see whether they improve zinc status and potentially general health when eaten by volunteers. The institute is recruiting:

  • Healthy men
  • Age 18-50
  • Normal to overweight (BMI 19-35 kg/m2)
  • Not taking any long term medication or health supplements
  • Non-smokers

Contact: David Bremner
Tel: 01224 438785
Email: d.bremner@abdn.ac.uk

David is based at the Human Nutrition Unit and co-ordinates many of our nutrition studies. He will guide you through the volunteering process and answer any queries you may have.


Doors Open Day 2016 at Foresterhill

Saturday 10th September is Doors Open Day 2016 on the Foresterhill Campus. The University of Aberdeen will be opening many of their buildings to the public, so come and learn about the work going on inside – its all free!

Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health
Explore the atrium, Human Nutrition Unit and labs of this state-of-the-art new science building with art and artefacts from the previous Institute buildings. Tours at 10:30, 11:30, 13:30 and 14:30.
Booking essential on 01224 438700 or email rowett.enquiries@abdn.ac.uk

The Institute of Medical Sciences
Over 400 scientists and research staff working on cutting edge molecular and cell biology research in the IMS.  The central atrium and ground floor labs are open from 10am to 4pm and there will be guided tours at 10:30, 13:00 and14:30.

suttiecentreSuttie Centre for Learning and Teaching in Healthcare
This timber-clad building is designed to maximise natural daylight and ventilation, and to reduce solar gain. The Anatomy Museum will be open and there will be regular demonstrations of modern anatomy teaching. Open from 10 am to 4 pm.

Doors Open Days is celebrated in September throughout Scotland as part of the Council of Europe European Heritage Days. This joint initiative between the Council of Europe and the European Commission aims to give people a greater understanding of each other through sharing and exploring cultural heritage. People can visit free of charge places of cultural and historic interest which are not normally open to the public or which usually charge an admission fee. Over 20 million people in 49 European countries are expected to take part in Doors Open Day.

For more information and more places to visit in Aberdeen follow this link to the Aberdeen Doors Open Day Programme.

Medical Library Team

Ready-to-eat breakfast study needs volunteers

Granola barsReady-to-eat breakfasts are convenient, but how do we respond to them? The Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health are currently looking for volunteers to take part in a study designed to see effects of ready-to-eat breakfast products on energy expenditure during the day.

The study team are recruiting

  • Healthy men aged 18-65
  • Women aged 18 and over who take the oral contraceptive pill
  • Normal to overweight (BMI 18.5-40kg/m2)
  • Who regularly eat breakfast at least 5 days a week

If you are interested, please follow this link for more details.

Medical Library Team