My research aims to investigate the method of training response inhibition as a potential treatment for addictive behaviours. Recent research has shown that participating in a short task involving motor inhibition can lead to reductions in monetary risk taking and consumption of food and alcohol. The aim of my research is to further understand and improve this approach with particular application to food consumption.
I am also interested in science communication - understanding how science gets reported in the press and the processes that create misunderstandings and exaggerations. Our group have recently conducted a randomised controlled trial to see whether press releases can be used to increase transparency of scientific findings in the media. See http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/insciout/ for more information.