Dr. Jeffrey Brunstrom, Department of Experimental Psychology, Bristol University, UK. (Updated 11/4/13)
Dr. Jeffrey Brunstrom, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Public Talk, December 5, Noon, (MGC 200): Title: "Mind over platter: A psychologist’s perspective on fullness and overeating."
Dr. Jeff Brunstrom is Professor of Experimental Psychology at University of Bristol, United Kingdom (UK), where he is currently co-leader of the Nutrition and Behaviour Unit with Professor Peter Rogers. This is one of the largest groups of its kind in the UK, supporting many doctoral and post-doctoral researchers. Major research themes include appetite, weight control, diet, and the control of meal size. The unit receives financial support from both UK research councils and several international industry partners. Dr. Brunstrom is a current member of Diet and Health Research Industry Club which was established by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the Medical Research Council, and the Engineering and Sciences Research Council in cooperation with industry partners to provide research on diet and health aimed at helping the food industry develop products that deliver enhanced health benefits for consumers. Dr. Brunstrom also sits on the Food Sector Steering Committee of the UK Biosciences Knowledge Transfer Network. He has published over 80 scientific papers have explored the relationships between cognitive and perceptual processes and eating behavior. In 2011 Dr. Brunstrom received the Alan N. Epstein Award from the international Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior for his contribution to advancing understanding about the controls of energy and body weight regulation.