Christina Potter is an experimental psychologist who studies human eating behaviour. Her research focuses on how to promote healthy and sustainable eating behaviour through the use of behavioural intervention techniques and considers how and why certain interventions are more effective and/or acceptable to different populations.
Christina has been a postdoctoral Health Behaviours Researcher at the University of Oxford since 2018. Before this, she was a Senior Researcher at the University of Bristol and a Clinical Research Assistant at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, in the USA.
She completed her PhD at the University of Bristol with Professors Jeff Brunstrom and Peter Rogers before doing her first post-doctorate work with Professor Susan Jebb at the University of Oxford on the Wellcome Trust funded Livestock, Environment, and People (LEAP) project.
Christina has worked with a wide range of children (aged 4-17 years) and adults from diverse backgrounds. Her work has mainly explored how behavioural interventions can help people to eat healthier and more sustainable diets. This has involved developing interventions to reduce rates of obesity in children, to promote adherence to intermittent fasting diets in adults, and to reduce the dietary consumption of meat and dairy.