Anja joined the British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for NCD Prevention in August 2012. She was previously involved in work to estimate the greenhouse gas emissions of different diets in the UK, updating the Preventable Risk Integrated Model (PRIME) to examine the effects of changing risk factor distributions, and comparisons of nutrient profile models.
Anja began her DPhil in January 2014. Her project aims to test the effects of food price interventions in the UK using a Virtual Supermarket. She is particularly interested in the differences in responses across different socioeconomic groups. The project will involve testing the reliability and validity of the newly developed UK Virtual Supermarket, and a series of pilot randomised controlled trials of different pricing interventions. Anja is funded by a Non-Clinical PhD Studentship from the British Heart Foundation.
How many foods in the UK carry health and nutrition claims, and are they healthier than those that do not?
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Greater accordance with the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension dietary pattern is associated with lower diet-related greenhouse gas production but higher dietary costs in the United Kingdom.
Monsivais P. et al, (2015), Am J Clin Nutr, 102, 138 - 145
Effects of Health-Related Food Taxes and Subsidies on Mortality from Diet-Related Disease in New Zealand: An Econometric-Epidemiologic Modelling Study.
Ni Mhurchu C. et al, (2015), PLoS One, 10
Differential Responses to Food Price Changes by Personal Characteristic: A Systematic Review of Experimental Studies.
Mizdrak A. et al, (2015), PLoS One, 10
Dietary greenhouse gas emissions of meat-eaters, fish-eaters, vegetarians and vegans in the UK.
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