Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Dr Viviana Albani

Research Associate

Background

Viviana is a Research Associate in the Human Nutrition Research Centre of Newcastle University's Institute of Health and Society. She has worked in projects identifying biomarkers of dairy intake using data on nutrition and eating habits in Europe. She has also worked in projects evaluating the performance of urgent health care service delivery in England and the cost of rare liver disease.

She obtained her PhD from Reading University. Her research topic was on factors influencing children's and adolescents fruit and vegetable consumption. Previously she completed an MSc in Food Economics and Marketing also from Reading University. Her undergraduate degree was in Economics. 

Her main areas of interests lie in the application of economic and psychological models to food behaviours, and include:

-young people's food choices and health outcomes

-life transitions and health/consumption behaviours 

-health inequalities

-public policy interventions on consumption and health behaviours.

She is also interested in dietary measurement methods and the use of large health datasets.

Research

Research Associate. “Liaison Psychiatry Service Evaluation”.  Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group, Institute of Health and Society. Newcasatle University (UK).

Research Associate."The Economic Burden of Primary Biliary Cirrhosis in the UK". Institute of Health and Society. Newcastle University (UK).

Research Associate. "Biomarkers of dairy intake". Institute of Health and Society. Newcastle University (UK).

Senior Research Assistant. RCUK-funded project: “The role of community-based organisations in energy saving”. University of Southampton (UK).

Postgraduate student (PhD). Food Standards Agency studentship: "Determinants of children's fruit and vegetable consumption". School of Food Economics and Marketing, School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Reading (UK)

 

 

 


Teaching

Economics

Teaching Assistant. “Introductory Quantitative Techniques” (BSc). Department of Economics, University of Reading (UK).

Teaching Assistant. "Introductory Econometrics". (BSc). Department of Economics, University of Reading (UK).

 

Psychology

Teaching Assistant in “Part 1 Tutorials in Applied Psychology”. School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading (UK).

Teaching Assistant in “Part 1 Tutorials in Social Psychology”. School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading (UK).

Publications