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Associate Professor of the Psychology of Obesity, University of Leeds

Dr Stuart Flint is a psychologist with a specific interest in the psychosocial effects of obesity; in particular obesity stigmatisation and discrimination, conscious and unconscious attitudes, body image, attitude and behaviour change and factors that influence exercise participation.

Dr Flint conducts research in the area of obesity and public health. His primary area of focus examines weight stigmatisation and discrimination. He has used quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the formation and maintenance of stigmatising attitudes using conscious and unconscious measures. His research also examines the effectiveness of interventions to reduce stigma. He continues to research in this area with current areas of interest including obesity discrimination in the workplace.

Dr Flint also conducts research examining unhealthy food and drink consumption. In particular, he is interested in the formation of unhealthy food and drink attitudes and behaviours. Current work in this area includes unhealthy food and drink marketing and nudging to improve food and drink choice.


  • 2019–present
    Associate professor, University of Leeds


  • 2011 
    University of Wales, Aberystwyth, PhD Psychology