MPhil, MSc, BSc
Excessive consumption of processed and red meat is associated with a number of non-communicable chronic diseases and the lifecycle of animal sourced foods is increasingly recognized to pose a threat to the natural environment. As part of my doctoral research I will develop behavioural interventions to help people reduce their meat consumption and test these interventions in randomised controlled trials.
I have a general interest in developing interventions that aim at engaging the automatic determinants of behaviour by restructuring the physical micro-environments within which people make choices affecting their health and the natural environment.
I hold an Mphil in Public Health from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Health Psychology from the University of St Andrews. As an undergraduate I trained in Psychology at the Goethe-University of Frankfurt. I also worked as a visiting research assistant in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at the LSE and in the Department of Social and Organisational Psychology the University of Exeter.
Bianchi F. et al, (2019), BMJ Open, 9
Interventions targeting conscious determinants of human behaviour to reduce the demand for meat: A systematic review with qualitative comparative analysis
Bianchi F. et al, (2018), International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
(2018), The Lancet Planetary Health, 2, e384 - e397
(2018), American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 107, 1004 - 1016
Piernas C. et al, (2018), PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, 77, E215 - E215