I am a biological Psychologist with an interest in the broad areas of obesity, appetite regulation and nutrition. My first degree was in Psychology (University of Leeds) followed by a Masters degree in Human Nutrition (University of Sheffield).
I undertook my PhD at the University of Liverpool, studying the effects of alcohol on appetite regulation and energy balance. My PhD allowed me to combine both Psychology and Human Nutrition.
I joined the Section of Public Health as a Lecturer in October 2013. Prior to this I was a lecturer in Biopsychology and Neuroscience at the University of Bradford.
I have held post-doctoral positions both internationally and nationally; Germany (Ludwig Maximillians Universität, Munich, Department of Endocrinology), USA (Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, Department of Psychology) and most recently in the UK (University of Leeds, Institute of Psychological Sciences).