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Professor Jeff Brunstrom

Professor Jeff Brunstrom

Professor Jeff Brunstrom
B.Sc.(Sus.), M.Sc.(Essex), Ph.D.(Birm.)

Professor of Experimental Psychology

Area of research

Behavioural Nutrition

Office 5D5
The Priory Road Complex,
Priory Road, Clifton BS8 1TU
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 8574

Research summary

Nutrition and Behaviour Unit web pages

ResearchGate profile

My research focuses on psychobiological controls of food choice and food intake. This area is fundamental to the study of obesity. Animal models indicate that associative learning plays a critical role in dietary behaviour and my work has pioneered the study of this process in human appetitive research. Researchers with an interest in energy balance have tended to focus on biological and psychological processes that terminate a meal. My work suggests that in humans, the relevance of these prandial events has been overstated and that meal size ...

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I was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham (UK). This work explored the relationship between thirst and beverage choice. In 1999 I took a lectureship in the Department of Human Sciences at Loughborough University (UK). In 2005 I moved to the University of Bristol (UK). My current position is Professor of Experimental Psychology. I co-lead the Nutrition and Behaviour Unit with Professor Peter Rogers. This is one of the largest groups of its kind in the UK, supporting many doctoral and post-doctoral researchers. Major research themes include appetite, weight control, diet, and the control of meal size ...

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