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Inaugural Lecture - Professor Charlotte Hardman

5:30pm - 8:00pm / Thursday 20th June 2024 / Venue: Paul Brett Lecture Theatre Yoko Ono Lennon Centre
Type: Lecture / Category: Research
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Charlotte is a Professor of Psychology of Eating Behaviour at the University of Liverpool. She leads a programme of research on appetite and obesity, and the psychological determinants of healthy and sustainable food choices. She is Impact Lead and Director of Postgraduate Research for the Department of Psychology.

Poor diet is a major contributor to obesity and non-communicable diseases. Consuming a diet rich in plant-based foods and with fewer animal sources substantially reduces disease risk for multiple health outcomes whilst also having co-benefits for the health of the planet.

However, the modern food system is highly complex and there are also marked socio-economic inequalities, whereby individuals experiencing socio-economic disadvantage are more likely to experience food insecurity and difficulties with accessing affordable healthier foods. Holistic approaches are therefore needed to transform the food system for health, sustainability and equity.

In this lecture, Professor Hardman will talk about her research exploring the psychological determinants of eating behaviours and how she has applied this knowledge to the development of approaches to facilitate healthy and sustainable diets for all.