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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

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 .

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. 16. p. 252-262. CRC Press.

Muellmann, Saskia; Steenbock, Berit; De Cocker, Katrien; De Craemer, Marieke; Hayes, Catherine; O’Shea, Miriam; Horodyska, Karolina; Bell, Justyna; Luszczynska, Aleksandra; Roos, Gun; Langøien, Lars Jørun; Rugseth, Gro; Terragni, Laura; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; Brug, Johannes; Pischke, Claudia (2017). Views of policy makers and Health promotion professionals on factors facilitating implementation and maintenance of interventions and policies promoting physical activity and healthy eating: results of the DEDIPAC project. 17 p. BMC Public Health . Vol. 17.

Holdsworth, Michelle; Nicolaou, Mary; Langøien, Lars Jørun; Osei-Kwasi, Hibbah; Chastin, Sebastien F.M.; Stok, F.M.; Capranica, Laura; Lien, Nanna; Terragni, Laura; Monsivais, Pablo; Mazzocchi, Mario; Maes, Lea; Roos, Gun; Mejean, Caroline; Powell, Katie; Stronks, Karien (2017). Developing a systems-based framework of the factors influencing dietary and Physical activity behaviours in ethnic minority populations living in Europe - a DEDIPAC study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity . Vol. 14.

Langøien, Lars Jørun; Terragni, Laura; Rugseth, Gro; Nicolaou, Mary; Holdsworth, Michelle; Stronks, Karien; Lien, Nanna; Roos, Gun (2017). Systematic mapping review of the factors influencing physical activity and sedentary behaviour in ethnic minority groups in Europe: A DEDIPAC study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity . Vol. 14:99.

Roos, Gun; Hansen, Kai Victor; Skuland, Aase Vorre (2016). Consumers, Norwegian food and belonging: a qualitative study. British Food Journal . Vol. 118.

Ray, Carola; Maatta, Suvi; Roos, Gun; Roos, Eva (2016). Vanhempien kasityksia paivakoti-ikaisten lasten kasvisten, hedelmien ja sokeripitoisten elintarvikkeiden syomiseen vaikuttavista tekijoista. Varhaiskasvatuksen Tiedelehti . Vol. 5.

Ray, Carola; Maatta, Suvi; Lehto, Reetta; Roos, Gun; Roos, Eva (2016). Influencing factors of children's fruit, vegetable and sugar-enriched food intake in a Finnish preschool setting – Preschool personnel's perceptions. Appetite . Vol. 103.

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