Jason C G Halford
- Position: Professor (Biologic Psyc & Health Behav)
- Areas of expertise: Appetite, Eating Behaviour, Obesity, Food Insecurity, Inequalities in health, Stigma and treatment outcomes, Access to treatment, Links between physical and mental health
- Email: J.Halford@leeds.ac.uk
I studied psychology at the University Leeds gaining my degree in 1991, and my PhD in 1995, and worked as a researcher until 1996 when I took up a position in the Department of Nutrition at Penn State University.
I joined the Psychology Department at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) in 1997 as a lecturer in Health and Neuroscience, and the School of Psychology, University of Liverpool 1999 as a lecturer in Appetite and Obesity.
I spent 21 years in Liverpool broken by a sabatical at the Obesity Research Center, Columbia University, St Luke’s Roosevelt Hospitial, New York in 2006.
In 2010 I became head of Experimental Psychology at Liverpool, and in 2013 I became head of Psychological Sciences, and Deputy Head of the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, I received my Chair at Liverpool in 2011.
In 2015 I was appointent theme lead (Behaviour, Consumption and Health) for N8 Agrifood representing the Northern Russel Group members.
I am a past Chair of the UK Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO) and current Treasurer of the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) I am also the EASO President Elect. I am also a board member of the EASO – European Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ECPO).
- Head of School
- BSc (hons)
- C.Psychol. (Health)
- British Psychological Society (Associate Fellow)