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Jennifer completed both her MA (Hons) and Masters of Research in Psychology at the University of St Andrews. Her Honours and Masters projects were both conducted in the Perception Lab where she focused on the effects of smoking and diet on skin appearance. She then went on to work on multiple projects as a Research Assistant in the School of Medicine at St Andrews, where she worked with researchers in Health Psychology and the Child and Adolescent Health Research Unit (CAHRU). Among these projects, Jennifer has worked on a range of topics including the genetics of taste perception, physical activity in school-aged children and mental wellbeing and help seeking in students. Jennifer now works as a PhD student in the Behaviour and Health Research Unit (BHRU), under the supervision of Prof Theresa Marteau and Dr Gareth Hollands. Her current research focuses on ways in which dietary behaviour can be influenced, and potentially improved, by changing aspects of the eating environment.
Research interests include dietary intake and intervention, smoking cessation, physical activity and cognitive psychology. Jennifer is also interested in genetics relating to obesity and taste.
Jennifer was awarded with the Medical Research Council Sackler Prize to study for her PhD. She is a member of Wolfson College.