Postdoctoral Researcher - Health Behaviours (LEAP Project)
Behavioural intervention; eating behaviour; population health
I am a postdoctoral health behaviours researcher working on the Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) project. LEAP is a 5-year Wellcome Trust-funded project coordinated by the Oxford Martin School Future of Food programme and the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.
The aim of my work is to develop and implement behavioural interventions to help people reduce the amount of meat in their diet. As part of this aim, a series of intervention studies will be conducted in a supermarket setting (Sainsbury's) to test strategies to support customers make healthier and more environmentally sustainable (plant-based) food choices.
I recently completed a PhD in Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol. My research examined eating behaviours in children and adults that promote obesity including; portion size selection, eating rate, birth order and sibling number, and beliefs about healthy eating patterns and intermittent fasting.
I am a member of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior New Investigator Advisory Board (SSIB NIAB), the British Feeding and Drinking Group (BFDG), and the Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO).
Breaking the fast: Meal patterns and beliefs about healthy eating style are associated with adherence to intermittent fasting diets
POTTER C. et al, (2018), Appetite, 133, 32 - 39
Parental beliefs about portion size, not children's own beliefs, predict child BMI
(2018), Pediatric Obesity
Individual variability in preference for energy-dense foods fails to predict child BMI percentile
(2017), Physiology and Behavior
Large portions encourage the selection of palatable rather than filling foods
(2016), Journal of Nutrition, 146, 2117 - 2123
Identifying Individual, Cultural and Asthma-Related Risk and Protective Factors Associated With Resilient Asthma Outcomes in Urban Children and Families
Koinis-Mitchell D. et al, (2012), Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 37, 424 - 437