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 weight or to eat more healthily. 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.