PhD Postgraduate Student
Departement of Psychology
At present I am undertaking a PhD at Swansea University looking at the different approaches people take to manage their food intake to lose or maintain their weight, or to eat more healthily. After identifying strategies people already successfully use, I will validate these strategies in an intervention study. I am also interested in behavioural profiles, which include self-control and impulsivity; whether people restrain themselves and if they do that in a flexible or rigid way.
After my Bachelor and Master in Nutritional Science at the Technischen Universität München (Munich University of Technology), Germany I decided to change from the molecular side of nutrition to the behavioural and sensory aspects. Therefore I was looking at the influence of repeated exposure to vegetable puree on the liking of vegetables in infants in my Master’s thesis, which I conducted at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. In my jobs during and after my master and PhD I focussed on people with overweight and obesity.