Lecturer in Psychology – Appetite, Energy Balance and Obesity

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7126624 (Ref.No. MHPSY1102)
Posted: February 27, 2023

Job Description

Are you passionate about furthering your research career in a research-intensive Russell Group University? Are you committed to delivering a first class learning and teaching experience? 

The School is seeking candidates to complement and strengthen its excellent research and teaching portfolio. Applicants will have a PhD and postgraduate experience in a relevant field. This should be evidenced by appropriate funding to support your research and high-quality publications or outputs.  

The School has existing research themes and expertise in i) Health & Wellbeing; ii) Childhood, Adolescence, & Ageing; iii) Cognition, Perception, & Action; and iv) Appetite, Energy Balance, & Obesity. We encourage applications to the Appetite, Energy Balance, & Obesity theme.  You will be committed to providing a first class learning and teaching experience, with evidence of the ability to teach effectively. You will also be expected to provide leadership in our internal administrative structures to ensure the School delivers an excellent environment for staff and students.

The post will be closely linked to existing Appetite, Energy Balance and Obesity research with the School. Areas in interest include, but are not limited to: i) measurement of human appetite and eating behaviour from the laboratory to real-world settings; ii) integration of psychometric, physiological and tracked energy balance behaviours for the study of long-term human EB regulation; iii) understanding the impact of common and ‘functional’ foods and ingredients on satiety and food preferences; iv) exploring associations between the domains of the obesogenic home environment and weight trajectories across childhood and identifying key targets for obesity prevention strategies; v) strategies for improving children’s diet quality, specifically focussing on increasing vegetable acceptance during infancy and childhood.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Jason Halford, Head of School Email: [email protected]

Professor Graham Finlayson, Chair in Psychobiology Email: [email protected] 

Dr Ed Sutherland, Director of Student Education Email: [email protected] 

Professor Amanda Waterman, Director of Research and Innovation Email:  [email protected]

As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students and staff from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Within the School of Psychology we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black and Asian people, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+; and disabled people.  Candidates will always be selected based on merit and ability. 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  School of Psychology
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £43,414 to £51,805 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Friday 24 February 2023
Closing Date:  Sunday 26 March 2023
Reference:  MHPSY1102

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.