Research groups

Group name Group summary
Appetite Control and Energy Balance The Appetite Control and Energy Balance (ACEB) research group is part of the Human Appetite Research Unit (HARU). It’s areas of special focus include peptides and gastrointestinal physiology, food choice and hedonics and physical activity and sedentary behaviour.
Cognitive Neuroimaging The Cognitive Neuroimaging (CoNI) group focuses on the application of neuroimaging technologies such as functional magnetic resonance imaging, electroencephalography, functional Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy (fNIRS) and transcranial magnetic/direct current stimulation and the role they play in the study of Psychology.
Health and Social Psychology The Health and Social Psychology research group conducts research which focuses on pain, stress and health, understanding and changing health behaviours, the use of medical technologies, qualitative understanding of health, biological influences on health, and examining outcomes of psychotherapy.
Infant Feeding The Infant Feeding group conducts research in order to understand the psychological processes involved in a number of aspects of infant feeding including hunger, appetite, food preference and satiation.
Language and Memory The Language and Memory Lab (LaMLab) at the Institute of Psychological Sciences, University of Leeds, involves an active group of staff members and postgraduate students working on all aspects of memory and language research, in healthy individuals at each point in their lifespan and more specialised population groups.
Nutrition and Behaviour The Nutrition and Behaviour (NAB) Group is part of the Human Appetite Research Clinic and is led by Professor Louise Dye and Dr Clare Lawton. Its central objective is better understanding the effects of food and nutrition on cognitive function, appetite control and digestive function and well-being.
Perception, Action, Cognition The Perception, Action, Cognition group is a multidisciplinary research group dedicated to understanding how humans interact with virtual and natural environments. By bringing together world class expertise in experimental psychology, engineering and clinical medicine we are able to produce rigorous research, develop novel technologies and answer questions which will translate to benefits in healthcare, education and society.
Successful Ageing The Successful Ageing Group is a multi-disciplinary group that includes individuals with interests in cognitive changes, nutrition, motor ability and general health. Its work specifically relates to our Successful Ageing Research Grand Challenge. The group uses a range of approaches to investigate these from laboratory approaches to large scale epidemiology studies and also anatomical and functional brain imaging.