Posted: 7 April 2016
Dr Leigh Gibson, Reader in Biopsychology and Dr Sue Reeves, Principal Lecturer at the University of Roehampton will open the conference. They will address the future of nutrition and healthy eating. The conference will present the latest research in this area including developing a vibrating fork which tells you if you are eating too fast, wearable technology to manage your weight, and computer-based training to help you resist tempting foods.
Dr Gibson has undertaken previous research on appetite, food preferences and the relationship between food and the brain, and is involved in a European-wide intervention in Kindergartens to reduce the likelihood of children becoming obese.
Dr Reeves is a registered nutritionist and recently was awarded a Visiting Research Scholarship at St John’s College, University of Oxford. Her research includes many aspects of nutrition including the role of diet in obesity, polycystic ovary syndrome, sports performance and how beverages and breakfast may be implicated in energy balance and body weight maintenance.
Find out more about the conference.
Alumnus works at the Zoological Society of London to conserve highly endangered amphibians
Benjamin Tapley graduated from the Department of Life Sciences at Roehampton in 2004 and is now the Curator of Herpetology at the Zoological Society of London. The focus of Benjamin's work is on the conservation of threatened amphibians.
Posted: 22 January 2018
State-of-the-art new therapy is offered to the community
The University of Roehampton is inviting members of the community to come forward for free therapy sessions - as part of an innovative new therapy research programme aimed at helping people who are experiencing depression.
Posted: 9 November 2017
Department of Psychology hosted first writing retreat in the arts and play therapies at Roehampton
Roehampton Psychology experts hosted the first writing retreat in the arts and play therapies at The University of Roehampton as part of a pilot project this October. The two day event was designed to help delegates develop their writing skills for publications.
Posted: 19 October 2017