Example project areas include:

  • Low-calorie sweeteners/sweetness enhancers in foods and beverages, and their impact on appetite, obesity and health (funded by the European Commission and Industry).
  • Understanding and quantifying the impact of food marketing exposure on food intake in young people (funded by the Wellcome Trust, World Health Organization, MRC)
  • Population level interventions to improve diet and reduce social inequality (funded by the ERC)
  • Brain imaging of key food reward areas (funded by Unilever)
  • Household food insecurity and obesity, and examination of the food environment and food systems on actors involved in the production and consumption of foods (funded by BBSRC/ESRC/NERC/Scottish Government).