Dr Sharon Carstairs

Dr Sharon Carstairs
Research Assistant



I obtained my BSc Hons in Physiology, Sports Science and Nutrition from the University of Glasgow in 2004. I went on to work within Dundee City Council as a Eating for Health Advisor in a local primary school whilst piloting a healthy eating initative in Dundee afterschools clubs.

In 2006 I became a Teaching Fellow at the University of Abertay Dundee where I lectured and co-ordinated modules in the fields of Nutrition and Physiology to a wide variety of undergraduate students.

I began my PhD at the University of Aberdeen in October 2012 and am currently writing my thesis. My reseach investigated the "Determinants of seafood inclusion in pre-school age children".

Research Interest: My primary research interest lies within the field of health, specifically within the fields of nutrition. I am extremely interested in understanding health-based lifestyle and food choices, and in dietary-based interventions for the improvement of health, with a particular emphasis on the diets of children.

data source: symbiosis

Research Overview from research@st-andrews

Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews
Carstairs, SA, Marais, D, Craig, L & Kiezebrink, K 2016, 'Something fishy about home-cooked infant feeding recipes' Community Practitioner, vol 89, no. 4, pp. 36-41.
Carstairs, SA, Marais, D, Craig, L & Kiezebrink, K 2014, 'Seafood inclusion in early years feeding: A review of information resources' Appetite, vol 83, pp. 358.
Carstairs, SA, Marais, D, Craig, L & Kiezebrink, K 2014, 'Seafood inclusion ion early years' feeding: a comparison of commercial products to home-cooking' Second International Conference on Nutrition and Growth, Barcelona, Spain, 30/01/14 - 1/02/14, .
Carstairs, SA, Marais, D, Craig, LCA & Kiezebrink, K 2014, 'Seafood inclusion in early years feeding: a review of information resources' British Feeding and Drinking Group, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, 3/04/14 - 4/04/14, .