We have a variety of research interests in the Nutrition and Behaviour Unit (NBU) which encompass psychological and biological controls of appetite and food intake. Please see below for descriptions of our research projects.
- Nudge150 project - Combining small changes to foods to achieve a sustained decrease in energy intake (BBSRC DRINC)
- Nudge-it project - Deconstructing food choice: a role for sensory, nutrient, and satiety reward (FP7)
- Cross-cultural research
- Dietary behaviour in children
- Expected satiety and meal planning
- Flavour-nutrient inconsistency and dietary variability
- Food-cue reactivity
- Food reward
- Intermittent fasting (5:2 dieting)
- Interoceptive awareness
- Low-calorie sweeteners - friend or foe?
- Memory, attention and eating
- Mother's eating & drinking study (MEADS)
- Oral processing behaviours, meal size and satiety
- Sugar and appetite