Department of Psychology
I am a biological psychologists focusing on all aspects of human appetite and eating behaviour. I am interested in the inhibitory control of eating and how attempts to control eating are mediated by impulsivity. Gaining a deeper understanding of these top-down processes can help in developing cognitive strategies to reduce overeating to assist people trying to manage their weight more effectively. I also focus on early infant feeding and weaning to understand how different feeding approaches might foster appetite control and satiety responsiveness in young children. I have a background in behavioural neuroscience and psychopharmacology, completing my doctorate in the Laboratory of Experimental Psychology at the University of Sussex. After postdoctoral work in the USA and at Sussex I joined the Department of Psychology at Swansea University in 2003 where I am currently an Associate Professor.