My research focuses on understanding how nutrition influences cognition, mood and / or eating behaviour.
Recent examples include:
(1) the role of dietary carbohydrates and glucoregulation on the performance of children in school, ageing, and sleep,
(2) the cognitive, affective and cardiovascular consequences of minor changes in hydration,
(3) individual differences in the processes underlying satiety.
I have a particular interest in unravelling the interoceptive, autonomic and neural underpinning of emotion regulation, and how diet may impact upon these processes.
In order to achieve these goals my research utilises methods spanning the social, behavioural and biological sciences.