Effects of exercise and non-invasive brain stimulation on brain function, gut hormones, and eating

Exploring the links between exercise, brain stimulation and eating behaviours to promote healthier eating and prevent obesity and metabolic disease.

Dose-response associations of physical activity with weight management: a multilevel-network meta-regression analysis of aggregate data

The main purpose of this research question is to investigate the optimal dose (METs/week) to manage weight effectively.

Dietary diversity and child malnutrition in Guatemala

Analysing dietary diversity among mother/child dyads in Guatemala.

What are the psychological mechanisms that contribute to weight regain following weight loss?

People using traditional weight management approaches regain 30-35% of lost weight within a year and 50% regain all lost weight five years later. More effective and sustainable interventions are required.

Can and should dentists have a role in promoting weight management in the population?

Making Every Contact Count uses the interactions between the public and the NHS to encourage changes in lifestyle behaviours. As dentists see most people every year, they are ideally placed to promote healthy lifestyles.

The context of a diet: how does context influence adherence to novel weight-loss strategies?

Food-related cues can lead to food consumption. Routine behaviours reinforce the food-to-context association, making it difficult to engage in new routines.

Can social prescribing contribute to improving the health and well-being of the population?

Social prescribing aims to empower the public to self-manage their health and wellbeing. Social prescribing is a policy where healthcare professionals refer the public to local community services, to meet their wellbeing needs.