Associate Professor of Psychology, Swansea University

My research focuses on understanding nutritional influences on cognition, affect and self – regulation. Examples include (1) understanding the role of dietary carbohydrates and glucoregulation in the onset of mental disorders (2) determining the cognitive, affective and psychological consequences of minor changes in hydration (3) examining how the microbiome impacts on emotional behaviour. I have a particular interest in unravelling the interoceptive, autonomic and neural underpinning of affect regulation and how diet may impact upon these processes. In order to achieve these goals my research utilises methods spanning the social, behavioural and biological sciences.

Experience

  • 2014–2019
    Dr, Swansea University