I completed my undergraduate degree in Applied Psychology at the University of Leicester, where I gained a particular interest in health psychology and the psychology of choice and consumer behaviour. I then went on to complete an interdisciplinary PhD in Chemical Engineering and Psychology at the University of Birmingham, which focused on food formulation and consumer acceptance. I then began working as a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Birmingham, working with companies such as Quorn and Rich Foods.
I joined University College Birmingham's College of Food and Hospitality Management as a lecturer in 2018, where I began teaching across a range of degree programmes, including Food and Nutrition, Food Development and Innovation, Culinary Arts Management and Bakery and Patisserie Technology. I have also had the responsibility of year management and module leader, and have a wide and varied teaching portfolio.
Diet and Nutrition
Commodities, Health and Nutrition
Consumer Behaviour for Food
Nutrition in Context
Research for Food and Nutrition
Applied Food Project
Contemporary Eating Practices
Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals and Legalities
Current Issues in Food and Nutrition
Sensory Evaluation of Food
Research interests and scholarly activity
Psychology of Food Choice
Nutrition and Diet Research
Member of Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST)