Professor Annie S Anderson BSc, PhD, SRD is Professor of Public Health Nutrition and with Professor Robert Steele Co-directs the Centre for Research into Cancer Prevention and Screening at the University of Dundee. Her main research areas focus on theory based, behaviourally focussed dietary and obesity (population and individual) interventions aimed at chronic disease risk reduction with a special interest in diet related cancer.
Advisory work includes activities at an international level through the UICC (International Union Against Cancer) Taskforce on Cancer Prevention. She was an observer for UICC on the WCRF/AICR Review on Food, Nutrition and Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer (2004-2007).
At UK level, she has been an expert science member of the UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) from 2000 to 2011, External Advisor to the UK Food Standards Agency (Nutrient Profile Committee, Low Income Diet and Nutrition Survey, Nutrition Research Programmes) and is currently Chair of the (MRC) National Prevention Research Initiative Scientific Committee.
During 2008/10 she was responsible for leading work on health and sustainability for the development of the Scottish Government Food and Drink Policy. She is Chair of the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network.