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I am a MRC Skills Development Research Fellow investigating the extent to which environmental factors might mediate genetic risk for childhood obesity.
I have a PhD in Psychology from University College London and have previously worked for Dr Nadia Micali at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health on a project investigating genetic, metabolic and early life behavioural risk factors for adolescent eating disorders.

Research Interests

  • Eating behaviour and eating disorders
  • Childhood obesity
  • Quantitative methods
  • Behaviour genetics


Expertise and Public Engagement

Together with Drs Andrea Smith and Simon Russell (both University College London), I co-lead the London & South England regional network of the Association of the Study of Obesity. For more information visit the website here:

In collaboration with fellow researchers, I have previously discussed our research into emotional eating and childhood eating behaviours more broadly in The Conversation. Read the discussion here, as well as in a podcast for the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Listen to the podcast here on Souncloud and on iTunes.