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.
The NBU is a workstream lead in the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre in Nutrition, Diet and Lifetyle. Our workstream aims to improve metabolic control in people with type 2 diabetes.
Please see below for descriptions of our current grants and 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)
- Protein for Life: Towards a Focused Dietary Framework for Healthy Ageing
- 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