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    Research Interests

    As a psychologist, my research focuses on theory-based behavior change interventions to improve diet and nutrition status and to prevent and treat obesity, in a variety of population groups.


    I have a particular interest in the role of novel behaviour-change methods such as habit formation and peer support, and I am keen to explore dietary behaviour change across the life-course, including in preconception, pregnancy and aging populations.


    I am the Regional Lead for the Association for the Study of Obesity Northern Ireland Network.


    I’m an invited member of the Obesity Prevention Steering Group at the Dept of Health NI.


    I’m an invited member of the All-Island Obesity Coalition – Safefood


    I'm a member of the Research Impact Sub-committee for the Division of Health Psychology, and I’m a committee member for the Division of Health Psychology in NI (British Psychological Society). 


    I regularly contribute to the popular press via articles and interviews (TV and radio).

    Willingness to take PhD students


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