Recent News and Events


Professor Jason Halford talks to The Independent about junk food and gambling ads on YouTube. Read more

Dr Eric Robinson talks to BBC World Service about why we eat less alone, and even less with strangers. Listen

Researcher Rosa Whalen discusses the effects of tv advertising on children on BBC Radio Merseyside.  Listen

Professor Jason Halford to present at the 7th International EGEA Conference in Milan, Italy.  Read more

Identifying the key consumer trends in weight management. Read

Our research has found that eating prunes as part of a weight control diet can improve weight loss. Read

Dr Emma Boyland's research finds celebrity endorsement of a food product encourages children to eat that product. Read

The Daily Mail also covers our celebrity endorsement of junk food story. Read

The Daily Mail also covers our research into Zotrim and its ability to help with weight loss. Read

Dr Eric Robinson reveals findings of his study into food memory and body weight. Read


Professor Jason Halford discusses how special fiber blends can help with weight loss. Watch

Professor Jason Halford discusses sugar at The Sugar Reduction Summit. Watch

Sugar, fat and the public health crisis. Watch

Do low calorie sweeteners have any role in weight management? Watch


European Congress of Obesity 2013

Professor Jason Halford (Department of Psychological Sciences and Chair of Association for the Study of Obesity) and Professor John Wilding (Institute of Ageing and Chronic Diseases) led a successful bid to bring the 20th European Congress of Obesity to Liverpool in 2013 (May 12th – 15th). Read some of the key stories from the conference here.