Research Psychologist, Health Behaviour Research Centre, UCL

My main research interests are obesity and weight loss in the general population, with a focus on psychological and physiological correlates and consequences.

For my current research I use data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), a large population-based cohort of middle-aged and older adults (age 50+) living in England, with rich data on health and wellbeing and objective measures of anthropometry.

Experience

  • 2013–present
    Research Psychologist, University College London

Education

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    University College London, PhD Psychology
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    Roehampton University, MSc Clinical Nutrition
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    University of Sussex, BSc Psychology

Publications

  • 2015
    Four-year stability of anthropometric and cardio-metabolic parameters in a prospective cohort of older adults, Biomarkers in Medicine
  • 2015
    The influence of partner’s behaviour on health behaviour change: the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, JAMA Internal Medicine
  • 2014
    Psychological changes following weight loss in overweight and obese adults: a prospective cohort study, PLOS One
  • 2014
    Perceived weight discrimination and changes in weight, waist circumference, and weight status, Obesity
  • 2014
    Trends in obesity among older people in England. In "The dynamics of ageing: Evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing 2002-2012 (Wave 6).", Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • 2014
    The impact of a cancer diagnosis on weight change in obese adults: findings from prospective, population-based cohorts in the UK and the US, BMC Cancer
  • 2014
    Perceived weight discrimination in England: a population-based study of adults aged 50 and older, International Journal of Obesity
  • 2014
    Predictors of Weight Loss in Obese Older Adults: Findings from the USA and the UK, Obesity Facts
  • 2013
    The impact of a health professional recommendation on weight loss attempts in overweight and obese British adults: a cross-sectional analysis, BMJ Open

Professional Memberships

  • British Psychological Society - Chartered Psychologist