Sir Henry Dale Fellow
Behavioural scientist focused on healthier, sustainable and equitable food purchasing and consumption
My research interests include exploring the effectiveness of different interventions that alter aspects of the physical micro-environment (also known as 'choice architecture' or nudges) to improve the healthiness and sustainability of diets. I am interested in understanding the mechanisms underlying the impact of such interventions, and their potential impact on health inequalities.
I am currently working on a Wellcome Trust & Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellowship, which aims to establish the extent to which evidence from interventions to support healthier diets can inform interventions to create urgently needed sustainable diets. Evidence from interventions targeting unhealthy diets could help quickly narrow down our choice of interventions to increase sustainable food selections. However, we need to ensure that the effectiveness of interventions does not change when targeting sustainability. We also want to identify interventions that work for those in all socioeconomic positions, so these do not increase inequalities.
Are meat options preferred to comparable vegetarian options? An experimental study
Pechey R. et al, (2021), BMC Research Notes, 14
Impact of increasing the availability of healthier vs. less-healthy food on food selection: a randomised laboratory experiment
Pechey R. et al, (2021), BMC Public Health, 21
Impact of decreasing the proportion of higher energy foods and reducing portion sizes on 3 food purchased in worksite cafeterias: a stepped-wedge randomised controlled trial
Reynolds JP. et al, (2021), PLoS Medicine
Size and shape of plates and size of wine glasses and bottles: impact on selection of food and alcohol
Clarke N. et al, (2021), BMC Psychology
Impact of increasing the relative availability of meat-free options on food selection: A natural field experiment and an experimental online study
Pechey R. et al, (2021), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 28, S5 - S5