Biography


I currently work at the University of Liverpool as a Fellow and my research involves designing and testing population-level interventions that address health inequalities in diet and nutrition.

My part-time work with Cardiff University focuses on the promotion, evaluation and implementation of open science practices and related initiatives, such as the Transparency and Promotion Openness (TOP) guidelines and Registered Reports (RRs).

My doctoral work focused on response inhibition training for dietary behaviour change, including paradigm development, proof-of-concept experiments and online studies. Research studies further assess the validity of implicit cognition measures, such as the affective priming paradigm.

Education

    🔹 PhD Psychology - Cardiff University (2019)
    🔹 MSc Neuroimaging Methods & Applications - Cardiff University (2014)
    🔹 BSc Psychology - Nottingham Trent University (2013)

Interests

    🧑‍🤝‍🧑   Population interventions, health equity & public policy
    📖   Open science, reproducibility & metascience
    🧠   Cognitive training for dietary behaviour change
    🖥️   Implicit cognition & measurement validity

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Tenure Track Fellow
Institute of Population Health, University of Liverpool
April 2023 – Present

• Designing and testing population-level interventions with a focus on nutrition-related health (proof-of-concept and semi-naturalistic experiments)

• Reviewing and evaluating public policy associated with diet and obesity with attention to current health inequalities

• Teaching and project supervision for BSc (Hons) Psychology

 
 
 
 
 
Postdoctoral Research Associate
CUBRIC, Cardiff University
October 2021 – Present

Metascience projects (Part-time since April 2023):

• Building tools for the implementation of TOP guidelines in academic journals

• Conducting meta-scientific research for TOP guidelines and Registered Reports

 
 
 
 
 
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (ESRC)
CUBRIC, Cardiff University
October 2020 – September 2021
 
 
 
 
 
Postdoctoral Researcher
CUBRIC, Cardiff University
November 2019 – September 2020
 
 
 
 
 
Research Assistant (Part-time)
CUBRIC, Cardiff University
November 2019 – September 2020

Contributed to the database for the Restrain app

Recent Publications

(2022). Response inhibition training and measures of explicit and implicit food valuation. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences.

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(2022). The Restrain Food Database: validation of an open-source database of foods that should be eaten more or less as part of a healthy diet. Royal Society Open Science.

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(2022). Beyond online participant crowdsourcing: The benefits and opportunities of big team addiction science. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology.

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(2022). Post-publication critique at top-ranked journals across scientific disciplines: a cross-sectional assessment of policies and practice. Royal Society Open Science.

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(2021). Embedding open and reproducible science into teaching: A bank of lesson plans and resources. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology.

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