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Professor Jeff Brunstrom

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I was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham (UK). This work explored the relationship between thirst and beverage choice. In 1999 I took a lectureship in the Department of Human Sciences at Loughborough University (UK). In 2005 I moved to the University of Bristol (UK). My current position is Professor of Experimental Psychology. I co-lead the Nutrition and Behaviour Unit with Professor Peter Rogers. This is one of the largest groups of its kind in the UK, supporting many doctoral and post-doctoral researchers. Major research themes include appetite, weight control, diet, and the control of meal size. The unit receives financial support from both UK research councils and several international industry partners. I am a member of the BBSRC-DRINC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Counci - Diet and Health Reseach Industry Club). In 2011 I received the Alan N. Epstein Award for my contribution in advancing our understanding of ingestive behaviour. In 2013 I was elected as a Fellow of the Eastern Psychological Association (USA). 

Since March 2010 I have been an academic member of the Food Sector Steering Committee of the UK Biosciences Knowledge Transfer Network. This KTN is funded by Connect UK and its remit is to connect and catalyse partnerships between funding agencies, the food industry, and research expertise in the UK. I have also contributed to various BBSRC strategy and advisory working groups and I currently sit on the Programme Committee of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behaviour.

For many years I have acted as a consultant to the food industry. This work has focused on understanding and measuring consumer attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours, often in relation to specific products or product ranges. 

 

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