Current projects

Our work in the Eating Behaviour Research Unit (EBRU) encompasses a broad spectrum of research, exploring behavioural, cognitive, physiological and psychological drivers of eating behaviour, food choice and food intake. 

For a list of current externally funded projects within our group please see below:

A social norms approach to encourage healthier eating (2013-2016) 

  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • Grant holder: Dr Suzanne Higgs (email:
  • Lead Researcher: Dr Emily Collins
  • Collaborators: Dr Eric Robinson Liverpool University, UK, Prof Paul Aveyard and Prof Susan Jebb, Oxford University, Prof Peter Herman, Toronto University

Interactions between metabolic, cognitive and reward processes in appetite (2016-2019) 

  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
  • Grant holder: Prof Suzanne Higgs (email:
  • Lead Researcher: Dr Maartje Spetter
  • Collaborators: Michelle Denise Lee (Swansea Univeristy), Pia Rotshtein (University of Birmingham)