Associate Professor Psychology
University of Leeds School of Psychology
United Kingdom

Associate Professor Psychology – Eating Behaviour /Obesity

Are you passionate about furthering your research career in a research-intensive Russell Group University? Are you an enthusiastic teacher, committed to delivering a first class learning and teaching experience with a demonstrated ability to teach effectively at undergraduate and postgraduate levels?

The School is developing its research portfolio across its areas of critical mass in Appetite and Obesity, Cognition, and Health.  The School has a strong portfolio of child-focused research across these three areas; however, expertise in adult appetite / obesity is also welcome.  For the current position the School is seeking candidates with research interests in eating behaviour, nutrition, health, and policy, with a potential focus on obesity throughout the life span.

The post is linked to the Head of School, Professor Jason Halford, and other staff researching appetite and obesity at Leeds.  The School is looking for those with interests in: (i) the prevention and treatment of obesity, (ii) psychological factors in weight management, (iii) public health and food policy, and (iv) food insecurity, mental health, and inequalities.  You will support collaborations across the school and the development of interdisciplinary research across the faculty.  They will work with the University’s Global Food and Environment Institute, link to new University initiatives around child health and potentially support ongoing collaborative work with the World Health Organisation (WHO).  

You will have a strong track-record in developing and leading cutting-edge research in the relevant field of psychology which complements the existing expertise at the School. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Jason Halford, Head of School  Email:

Dr Ed Sutherland, Director of Student Education Email:  

Professor Amanda Waterman, Acting Director of Research and Innovation  Email:  

As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students and staff from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Within the School of Psychology we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+; and people with disabilities. Candidates will always be selected based on merit and ability.

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of The School of Psychology holds a Silver Athena Swan award.  We are committed to being an inclusive School that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute: School of Psychology
Category: Academic
Grade: Grade 9
Salary: £51,799 to £60,022 p.a.
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Ongoing
Release Date: Friday 17 June 2022
Closing Date: Tuesday 19 July 2022
Reference: MHPSY1096
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