Research Fellow in Appetite Research

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7126625 (Ref.No. MHPSY1103)
Posted: February 27, 2023

Job Description

School of Psychology

Appetite Research – Eating behaviour, Obesity and Health

Are you interested in mental and physical health, energy-balance behaviours, weight management and health inequalities? Do you have experience managing research projects?

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to join the newly appointed Head of School Professor Jason Halford, to develop research into eating behaviours, weight management, food choice, and mental and physical health. The research will be a collaboration with colleagues across the University of Leeds1st Thousand Days, N8 Child of the North and local and national stakeholders. Professor Jason Halford, who has interests in i) appetite control in obesity in the context of treatment, ii) stigma and weight bias, iii) psychological determinants of treatment outcome, iv) food choice, labelling, and marketing, and v) food insecurity, mental health, and inequalities. An interest in early determinants of obesity welcome.

You will act as the project manager for this research and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the research which will be based at Leeds University, and/or part of larger consortia, and will input into the design of experimental studies, observational research, large scale questionnaire studies, qualitative evaluations, and interventions.

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

Professor Jason Halford

Tel: +44 (0)7974950446 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:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £35,333 to £42,155 p.a.
Working Time:  100% full time equivalent
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (3 years)
Release Date:  Saturday 25 February 2023
Closing Date:  Sunday 26 March 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  MHPSY1103

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.