I graduated from the University of Southampton in 1993 with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, and from the University of Leeds in 1998 with a PhD in Biological Psychology / Nutrition. Since, I have worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds (1999), University of Surrey (2000-2002), University of Bristol (2002-2005) and as a lecturer at Queen’s University, Belfast (2005-2012). I joined Bournemouth University in Sept. 2012, following a year long sabbatical at the University of Iowa, US. I am a Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society, 2001) and a Registered Nutritionist (Nutrition Society, 2001).
My research interests are based in human eating behaviour, with particular focus on the optimisation of human health and well-being in the normal population. My research includes aspects of understanding healthy eating and the use of different strategies to promote fruit and vegetable consumption; to improve nutrition and under-nutrition in older adults; and to aid appetite and weight control, primarily with the aim of understanding and improving weight gain and weight management.