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Dr Jo Harrold PhD

Senior Lecturer Psychological Sciences

    Biography

    Personal Distinctions

    • Scientific Expert for New Function Claims (Invitation to Perform, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) 2010)
    • Invited speaker for MSc in Weight Management at University of Chester (Invitation to Speak, University of Chester 2010)
    • Scientific Expert for Health Claims (Invitation to Perform, European Food Safety Authority 2009)
    • Included in Thirty Fifth Edition of the Dictionary of International Biography (International Biographic Centre, Cambridge 2008)
    • Invitation to perform as Editor-in-Chief for Obesity Insights Journal (Invitation to Perform, Libertas Academica Publishers 2008)
    • Invited speaker for MSc in Weight Management at University of Chester (Invitation to Speak, University of Chester 2008)
    • Appointed Associate Director of the Kissileff Ingestive Behaviour Laboratory (University of Liverpool 2007)
    • Invited speaker at Joint workshop - Obesity Research in the NW: interdisciplinary perspective (Invitation to Speak, DORN/LORN 2007)
    • Inclusion in 1st Edition of Marquis Who's Who Of Emerging Leaders (Marquis 2006)
    • Invitation to chair a session (Invitation to Perform, International Association for the Study of Obesity 2006)
    • Invited speaker, University of Buckingham seminar series (Invitation to Speak, University of Buckingham 2005)
    • Key expert speaker (Invitation to Speak, Internation Association for the Study of Obesity 2004)
    • Invited speaker (Invitation to Speak, Internation Association for the Study of Obesity 2002)
    • Young Investigator Award (Prize, Association for the Study of Obesity 2001)

    Administrative Roles

    • As Associate Director of the Kissileff Laboratory (Experimental Psychology) I am in charge of finances and the day to day running of a substantial number of research projects (both internally and externally funded). Essential to this role is monitoring to ensure ethical protocols and laboratory rules are adhered to.
    • I am also responsible for laboratory training of 3rd year project students. This involves training the students supervised by all other academic staff in the appetite and obesity research theme in conjunction with the students I am supervising.
    • I have also made a significant contribution to the laboratory’s generic ethics application which provides ‘blanket approval’ for all student lab based projects. The application has been placed on the University’s Research ethics page providing an excellent example for others to base their applications upon.
    • In addition I am holder of the Research Group’s Home Office project licence, which allows us to carry out regulated procedures on animals. This licence underpins all animal research in the area of appetite and obesity and includes the key interdisciplinary skills that are required to establish ourselves as an international centre for the study of appetite regulation and obesity.
    • Finally, I reside on the University's Research Ethics Subcommittee for Non-Invasive Procedures.

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