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Professor Peter Rogers

Professor Peter Rogers

Professor Peter Rogers
B.Sc.(Sus.), M.Sc.(Sus.), Ph.D.(Leeds), C.Psychol., F.B.Ps.S., R.Nutr.

Professor of Biological Psychology

Area of research

Nutrition and Behaviour

Office 4D1
The Priory Road Complex,
Priory Road, Clifton BS8 1TU
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Fax. +44 (0) 117 928 8588
Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 8584

Research summary

I study nutrition and behaviour, and a large part of this research is concerned with how physiological, learned and cognitive controls on appetite are integrated. The results are relevant to identifying the causes of obesity and disordered eating, and to understanding food choice, food craving and food ‘addiction.’ I also work on dietary effects on mood and cognition; which includes research on how food consumption affects alertness and attention, and studies of longer-term influences of diet on psychological health. Linking the above areas is a third area of interest – the psychopharmacology of caffeine. My research on this ubiquitously ...

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After doing degrees in Biology (BSc) and Experimental Psychology (MSc) at the University of Sussex (1972-1976), I worked in teaching and research at the Universities of Leeds and Manchester (1976-1990). I completed a PhD on eating behaviour at the University of Leeds in 1983. Between 1990 and 1998 I was Head of Psychobiology in the Consumer Sciences Department, Institute of Food Research, Reading. During part of my last year with the Institute of Food Research I worked at CSIRO Division of Human Nutrition, Adelaide, Australia. I joined the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol as Senior Lecturer in 1999 ...

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