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Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine (WIPM)

Roberta Alessandrini


Doctoral Researcher in Public Health Nutrition



Roberta is a dietitian and a public health nutritionist. Since graduating in dietetics in Italy, she worked for some nutrition education and weight management programmes in East London. In 2015, she obtained an MSc in Nutrition for Global Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Soon after, she joined the Nutrition Team at the European Commission Joint Research Centre where she contributed to the development of the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Knowledge Gateway. Since 2016, Roberta has been part of the Expert Panel on Nitrogen and Food and has been working on several projects on sustainable diets and food systems.

At the moment, Roberta’s main research area is fat reformulation as a strategy to reduce calorie intake and obesity in the British population.


Fat and Saturated Fat Reformulation

Public Health Nutrition

Obesity prevention

Sustainable Diets

Plant-based Diets