Annie Anderson Biography

Annie S. Anderson BSc PhD RD FRCP is Professor of Public Health Nutrition and Co-director of the Centre for Research into Cancer Prevention and Screening at the School of Medicine, University of Dundee. Her main research areas focus on theory based, behaviourally focused dietary and obesity (population and individual) interventions with a special interest in lifestyle related cancer.
She has been an expert science member of the UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) from 2000 to 2011 (and continues as a member of the SACN group on Maternal and Child Nutrition). She is currently Chair of the National Prevention Research Initiative (UK Medical Research Council) scientific committee. During 2013 to 2015 she was a member of the European Code Against Cancer – Physical activity, obesity, nutrition and alcohol working group for the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and during 2015/16 a member of an expert working group on body fatness and cancer for the Agency
She is a policy advisor to Bowel Cancer UK and Breast Cancer Now (Scotland), a director the Scottish Cancer Foundation and co-chairs (with Professor Bob Steele) The Scottish Cancer Prevention Network.