Dr Nicola Buckland

Department of Psychology


+44 114 222 6508

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Dr Nicola Buckland
Department of Psychology
Cathedral Court
1 Vicar Lane
S1 2LT
  • PhD Psychology (University of Leeds)
  • BSc Psychology with American Studies (University of Sussex)
Research interests

My research specialises in the psychology of eating behaviour and weight management. My research career began with a BSc in Psychology from the University of Sussex.

During this time, I undertook research positions at Arizona State University’s Health and Ageing Laboratory and Conditioned Feeding Laboratory which inspired my interest in human appetite research.

I subsequently obtained my PhD from the University of Leeds in 2013 which examined the impact of goal priming on snack and meal intake.

I then spent three years as a post-doctoral researcher in the Human Appetite and Research Unit at the University of Leeds conducting a clinical trial which investigated the effects of energy density on appetite control and weight loss.

Following my post-doctoral positions, in 2017 I joined the University of Sheffield as a lecturer in Psychology.


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Research group

PhD students

  • Denisa Lungu, 2017-2021 (with Dr Fuschia Sirois). Topic: Strategies for weight loss maintenance
  • Sundus Mahdi, 2018-2022 (with Prof. James Chilcott). Topic: Public health interventions to reduce sugar intake
  • Vibhuti Patel, 2018-2022 (with Prof. Helen Kennedy). Grantham Centre Scholar. Topic: social influences and meat intake
  • Zhuozhuo Hu with Dr Chantelle Wood, 2019-2022. Topic: self-objectification
  • White Rose Collaboration Fund, £10,997 (Jan 2020-2021)
  • Cancer Research UK, BUPA Foundation Fund Innovation grant, £20,000 (2016-2019)
  • N8 Industry Innovation grant, £2,300 (2015)
Teaching activities

I am the stream leader for Social Psychology.

I teach on:

  • PSY1001 and PSY2001 Social Psychology I & II
  • PSY1005 Psychological Research Methodology
  • PSY331 Extended Essay in Psychology
  • PSY335 Health Psychology
  • PSY346 Research Project in Psychology

I also supervise MSc Research Projects in Psychology

Professional activities
  • Association for the Study of Obesity
  • British Feeding and Drinking Group
  • Society for the Study of Ingestive Behaviour
Office hours

During term time, students can book a meeting with me in Cathedral Court by selecting an appointment slot.

Please allow at least 24-hours’ notice when booking an appointment. If my office hours clash with your teaching timetable, please email me directly to make an alternative appointment.