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Inaugural Lecture - Professor Emma Boyland

5:30pm - 8:00pm / Wednesday 28th February 2024 / Venue: Paul Brett Lecture Theatre Yoko Ono Lennon Centre
Type: Lecture / Category: Research
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Emma is a Professor of Food Marketing and Child Health at the University of Liverpool. She is Research Lead for the Department of Psychology and leads the Appetite and Obesity Research Group.

Poor diet and excess weight are among the biggest public health challenges of the 21st Century. The food environment has changed dramatically in the last few decades, including a growing dominance of major food brands and their persistent and persuasive marketing.

There is a stark contrast between the recommended diet and the advertised diet, and eating healthily is now more challenging than ever.

In this lecture, Professor Boyland will talk about her research exploring the ways in which food marketing shapes our eating behaviours and how she has influenced public health policies in the UK and globally.