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Gun Roos

Gun Roos


Gun Roos is a nutritional anthropologist by training and she has been employed as Senior Researcher at SIFO since 1999. She holds a Ph.D. in nutritional anthropology on children’s food culture from the University of Kentucky. She is especially interested in interdisciplinary research addressing social and cultural aspects of food, health-related lifestyles and how different groups perceive and consume food in their everyday lives. She has researched and published on topics related to food and social inequalities, gender, children, migration, food labelling, nutrition policy and Norwegian food.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Nutrition   Social anthropology

Subject areas

Social inequalities   Nutritional anthropology   Food consumption   Gender and food   Nutrition policy

Research projects

Scientific publications

Torheim, Liv Elin ; Løvhaug, Anne Lene ; Huseby, Camilla Sanne; Henjum, Sigrun ; Terragni, Laura ; Poelman, Maartje; Harrington, Janas M.; Vandevijvere, Stefanie; Roos, Gun (2023). Evaluation and prioritization of food environment policies in Norway using the Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI). Food & Nutrition Research (FNR). Vol. 67.

Amilien, Virginie ; Discetti, Roberta; Lecoeur, Jean-Loup; Roos, Gun ; Tocco, Barbara; Gorton, Matthew; Biasini, Beatrice; Menozzi, Davide; Duboys de Labarre, Matthieu; Filipović, Jelena; Meyer, Kathrin Barbara; Török, Áron; Veljković, Saša; Wavresky, Pierre; Haugrønning, Vilde ; Csillag, Péter; Simons, Johannes; Ognjanov, Galjina (2022). European food quality schemes in everyday food consumption: An exploration of sayings and doings through pragmatic regimes of engagement. 13 p. Journal of Rural Studies. Vol. 95.

Roos, Gun (2022). "Heavy food" and "being in nature": revisiting male manual workers' narratives of food, work and health. Fournier, Tristan; Delgalarrondo, Sebastien (Ed.). Rewilding food and the self: critical conversations from Europoe. p. 161-166. Routledge.

Løvhaug, Anne Lene ; Granheim, Sabrina Ionata De Oliveira; Djojosoeparto, Sanne K.; Harrington, Janas M.; Kamphuis, Carlijn B.M.; Poelman, Maartje; Roos, Gun ; Sawyer, Alexia; Stronks, Karien; Torheim, Liv Elin ; Twohig, Cliona; Vandevijvere, Stefanie; van Lenthe, Frank J; Terragni, Laura (2022). The potential of food environment policies to reduce socioeconomic inequalities in diets and to improve healthy diets among lower socioeconomic groups: an umbrella review. BMC Public Health.

Pineda, Elisa; Poelman, Maartje; Aaspõllu, Anu; Bica, Margarida; Bouzas, Cristina; Carrano, Elena; De Miguel-Etayo, Pilar; Djojosoeparto, Sanne; Gabrijelčič Blenkuš, Mojca; Graca, Pedro; Geffert, Karin; Hebestreit, Antje; Helldán, Anni; Henjum, Sigrun ; Huseby, Camilla Sanne; Gregorio, Maria Joao; Kamphuis, Carlijn B.M.; Laatikainen, Tiina; Løvhaug, Anne Lene ; Leydon, Clarissa; Luszczynska, Aleksandra; Mäki, Päivi; Martinez, J. Alfredo; Raulio, Susanna; Romaniuk, Piotr; Roos, Gun ; Salvador, Clara; Sassi, Franco; Silano, Marco; Sotlar, Ingrid; Specchia, Maria Lucia; de Arriaga, Miguel Telo; Terragni, Laura ; Torheim, Liv Elin ; Tur, Joseph A.; von Philipsborn, Peter; Harrington, Janas M.; Vandevijvere, Stefanie (2022). Policy implementation and priorities to create healthy food environments using the Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI): A pooled level analysis across eleven European countries. 24 p. The Lancet Regional Health - Europe. Vol. 23.

Ahrens, Wolfgang; Brenner, Hermann; Flechtner-Mors, Marion; Harrington, Janas M.; Hebestreit, Antje; Kamphuis, Carlijn B.M.; Kelly, Liam; Laxy, Michael; Luszczynska, Aleksandra; Mazzocchi, Mario; Murrin, Celine M.; Poelman, Maartje; Steenhuis, Ingrid; Roos, Gun ; Steinacker, Juergen M.; van Lenthe, Frank; Zeeb, Hajo; Zukowska, Joanna; Lakerveld, Jeroen; Woods, Catherine (2022). Dietary behaviour and physical activity policies in Europe: learnings from the Policy Evaluation Network (PEN). European Journal of Public Health. Vol. 32.

Djojosoeparto, Sanne K.; Kamphuis, Carlijn B.M.; Harrington, Janas M.; Løvhaug, Anne Lene ; Roos, Gun ; Sawyer, Alexia; Stronks, Karien; Terragni, Laura ; Torheim, Liv Elin ; Vandevijvere, Stefanie; Poelman, Maartje; van Lenthe, Frank J. (2022). How theory can help to understand the potential impact of food environment policies on socioeconomic inequalities in diet: an application of Bourdieu's capital theory and the scarcity theory. European Journal of Public Health. Vol. 32.

Sawyer, Alexia; Lenthe, Frank van; Kamphuis, Carlijn B.M.; Terragni, Laura ; Roos, Gun ; Poelman, Maartje; Nicolaou, Mary; Waterlander, Wilma; Djojosoeparto, Sanne K.; Scheidmeir, Marie; Neumann-Podczaska, Agnieszka; Stronks, Karien (2021). Dynamics of the complex food environment underlying dietary intake in low-income groups: a systems map of associations extracted from a systematic umbrella literature review. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Vol. 18.

Lakerveld, Jeroen; Woods, Catherine; Heberstreit, Antje; Brenner, Hermann; Flechtner-Mors, Marion; Harrington, Janas M.; Kamphuis, Carlijn B.M.; Laxy, Michael; Luszczynska, Aleksandra; Mazzocchi, Mario; Murrin, Celine M.; Poelman, Maartje; Steenhuis, Ingrid HM; Roos, Gun ; Steinacker, Jurgen; Stock, Christian; Lenthe, Frank van; Zeeb, Hajo; Zukowska, Joanna; Ahrens, Wolfgang (2020). Advancing the evidence base for public policies impacting on dietary behaviour, physical activity and sedentary behaviour in Europe: The Policy Evaluation Network promoting a multidisciplinary approach. Food Policy.

Roos, Gun (2018). Consumer views of health-related labelling. from front-of-pack logos to warning labels. Matsumoto, Shigeru; Otsuki, Tsunehiro (Ed.). Consumer Perception of Food Attributes. p. 252-262. CRC Press.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete