Dr Neil Bernard Boyle

Dr Neil Bernard Boyle


I joined the University of Leeds as a Research Fellow in 2014 after completing my PhD in the School of Psychology on the relationship between micronutrients and stress responsiveness. Since commencing my Research Fellow role I have completed a number of clinical trials examining the potential for nutrients to affect stress physiology, subjective state, cognitive performance and electrophysiology of the brain. I was additionally appointed to the role of N8 Agrifood Knowledge Exchange Fellow in 2016. My work within N8 Agrifood has focussed upon the relationship between food poverty/insecurity/malnutrition and health and well-being.




Research interests

I am a biological psychologist interested in the relationship between stress, cognition, and health; the effects of stress on eating behaviour; and potential for nutrients and diet to moderate stress vulnerability.



  • PhD Psychology
  • BSc Psychology
  • Adv.Dip. Learning Disability Nursing

Student education

I contribute to the MSc Food and Health module

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