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University Academic Fellow, University of Leeds

I am interested in the aetiology and modification of obesogenic health behaviours in early life, with a particular focus on food preferences and increasing children’s fruit and vegetable consumption. I work with the Gemini study (, a population-based birth cohort of 2402 British families with twins born in 2007, which aims to advance understanding of the genetic and environmental influences on appetite and growth. I am also involved in the development and testing of behaviour change interventions targeting diet and obesity prevention in childhood.


  • 2016–present
    University Academic Fellow, University of Leeds
  • 2015–2016
    Research associate, University College London
  • 2014–2015
    Postdoctoral research associate, Kings College London


  • 2014 
    University College London, PhD