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Professor in Psychology, University of Liverpool

Eric Robinson is a behavioural scientist with a background in experimental psychology and public health.

My research group are interested in the environmental, social and psychological factors that shape what we eat and how much we eat. We also research how these factors could be targeted to improve health.

We conduct research examining body weight perceptions and the stigma attached to obesity. We are interested in how the psychosocial experience of being an 'overweight' or 'obese' person affects how people think about themselves, how they behave and their health.

Our food environment is likely to play a key role in our diet, health and how much we weigh. We conduct research on the influence of the food environment and how public health policy could improve the health of populations.

Eric receives funding from the MRC and ESRC for his current research. He has previously worked on research projects funded by food industry members, such as Unilever.


  • 2013–present
    Senior lecturer, University of Liverpool