Personal profile


My research aims to understand the relationship between human behaviour and health, focusing on the complex mechanisms influencing eating behaviour and health outcomes. There are two research areas that I am currently focused on: (i) the psychological, physiological, and environmental factors contributing to disordered eating behaviour, such as overeating and obesity, and eating disorders. (ii) Exploring the connections between diet, lifestyle, and mental health and sleep. My aim is to understand how diet influences cognitive and emotional impairments in the context of conditions like anxiety and depression, and further explore how non-pharmacological interventions, specifically dietary approaches, can alleviate these impairments and promote overall health and wellbeing.

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, Drivers of Obesity: Characterising the biopsychological and environmental drivers of overeating, University of Roehampton


Award Date: 30 Aug 2019

Sports & Exercise Science, MSc, Investigating changes in energy intake, appetite and flavour-nutrient learning responses following a low-protein breakfast in physically active and sedentary individuals, University of Roehampton


Award Date: 30 Sept 2013

Exercise Science, BSc (Hons), Investigating the physiological and psychological performance responses to downhill running in novice and veteran endurance athletes, University of Cape Town


Award Date: 1 Dec 2003

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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