Researcher in Psychology, University of Exeter

I have a PhD in Psychology at the University of Birmingham. My research is focused on weight stigma, health and wellbeing. In 2018, I wiill join the University of Exeter as an ESRC postdoctoral fellow in Psychology. In 2013, I founded the Annual International Weight Stigma Conference to bring together researchers and practitioners from a range of health, social science, and policy backgrounds.


  • –present
    Doctoral Researcher in Psychology, University of Birmingham
  • 2010–2012
    Systematic Reviewer, Department of Public Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of Birmingham


  • 2012 
    University of Chester, MSc Weight Management
  • 2005 
    Birkbeck College, University of London, PG Dip Science Communication
  • 2002 
    University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia, BSc Adv Hons Biological Sciences

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • European Health Psychology Society
  • American Public Health Association
  • Association for Size Diversity and Health