Weight and obesity research group

The Weight and Obesity Research Group is interested in the study of weight and obesity management, eating behaviours and eating disorders.

food privision in later life eventThis interdisciplinary group brings together researchers from various Schools across the University of Hertfordshire and supports the University’s Food and Health & Wellbeing research themes. The research interests and expertise of group members cover all aspects of weight and obesity identification, prevention, management and treatment from different disciplinary perspectives (including marketing, geography, pharmacy, psychology, public health, sociology and sports science) and professional positions (including primary care, public health, nursing and other allied health professions).

The group is convened by Dr Samantha Rogers, Research Fellow in Food and Public Health in the Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care (CRIPACC). Contact Samantha on s.rogers7@herts.ac.uk.

Group members

Members of the group are involved in a number of research projects and supervision of PhD projects. Members meet several times a year and collaborate on research funding proposals. The Group is interested in working with relevant external stakeholders.

Full academic profile can be found by clicking on members' names.

Dr Samantha RogersPsychology, Public Health, Parent-Child Interaction and Feeding Practices
Richard Adams Urban Design
Raheelah Amad Pharmacy
Dr Zoe Aslanpour Pharmacy
Emily BeadlePsychology
Prof Fiona Brooks Social Sciences, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods, Children/Young People
Dr Frances Bunn Evidence Based Practice/Systematic Reviews
Rhian Crawford Sports Science and Physical Activity
Gill Cuffaro Nutrition and Dietetics
Sally Davenport Nursing and Allied Health Professions
Fiona Deans Sports Science & Physical Activity
Prof Soraya Dhillon Pharmacy
Dr Angela Dickinson Social Sciences, Public Health Nutrition, Qualitative Methods, Adults/Older Adults, Nursing
Dr John Done Psychology
Prof Ben Fletcher Psychology
Dr Maisoon Ghaleb Pharmacy
Neil Howlett Psychology
Dr Ariadne Kapetanaki Food Policy, Marketing, Social Sciences
Lindsy Kass Sports Science & Physical Activity
Dr Saskia Keville Psychology
Linda Knowles Nutrition and Dietetics
Dr Angela Madden Nutrition and Dietetics, Adults/Older Adults
Josefine Magnusson Primary Care, Social Sciences, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods, Children/Young People
Jane McClinchy Nutrition and Dietetics
Christine Neyndorff Sports Science and Physical Activity
Dr Susan Parham Social Sciences, Urban Design, Planning and Urbanism
Deborah Pearlman-Hougie Geography
Cinzia Pezzolesi Pharmacy
Dr Kirsten Rennie Nutrition and Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition, Sports Science & Physical Activity, Quantitative Methods, Children/Young People
Jane Simmonds Sports Science & Physical Activity, Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Adults/Older Adults
Dr Amy Tanner Sports Science & Physical Activity
Dr Val Thurtle Public Health, Social Sciences, Children/Young People
Ruth Towell Nutrition and Dietetics
Dr Daksha Trivedi Evidence Based Practice/Systematic Reviews
Dr Nick TroopPsychology
Dr Katerina Vafeiadou Nutrition and Dietetics
Dr Lisa Whiting Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Children/Young People
Prof Wendy Wills Social Sciences, Public Health Nutrition, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods, Children/Young People