- Associate Professor
- Areas of expertise
- Learning; Reward; Food preferences; Fussy eating
- +44(0)113 343 5735
- 2.14 Psychology
- Faculty of Medicine and Health
- School of Psychology
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Dr Birtill is interested in food, the experiences of eating and the ways in which we can influence people's behaviour to eat more healthily.
With Professor Marion Hetherington, I examine eating in children, and how to encourage children and adolescents to have a more healthy diet. I have supervised both MSc and PhD students, and collaborate with colleagues in Healthcare and Food Sciences.
With Professor Aaron Meskin (School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science) I have been conducting research examining the effects of ethical information of expectation and experience of tastes of food.