Dr Neil Boyle

School of Psychology

Research Fellow


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Dr Neil Boyle
School of Psychology
Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS)
219 Portobello
S1 4DP
  • PhD Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • Adv. Dip. Learning Disabilities Nursing
Research interests

I am a biological psychologist interested in the relationships between stress, cognition and health; the effects of stress on eating behaviour; and potential for nutrients and diet to moderate stress vulnerability. I also have an interest in the promotion of healthy, sustainable diets, the impacts of food insecurity, and population health.


Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

Research group

Neuroscience and Cognition

Psychological Health

  • 2022 Research England Policy Support Fund: Leeds City Council policy-based secondment funding. Evidence-based Policy Secondment: Delivering the Leeds Food Strategy. (PI): £14,487.
  • 2022 BBSRC - Transforming the UK Food System Programme Flexibility Fund: Using slow cookers to increase fibre intake in disadvantaged communities. (PI): £9,975
  • 2021 BBSRC – Knowledge Exchange Mini Project: Engaging with hard to reach populations. (Researcher Co-I): £9,898.
  • 2020 UKRI – Strategic Priorities Fund Transforming the UK Food System programme grant: Healthy soil, Healthy food, Healthy people (H3): (Researcher Co-I). 2021-2026, £6,144,270.
  • 2020 Industrial Sponsor (Sanofi Aventis): Development of a measure of the cognitive sequelae of headache. (Researcher Co-I): £426, 065
  • 2019 BBSRC - Diet Research Industry Club: Short-term scientific or industrial missions (STSIMs). Diet & Health Seeding Award. (Researcher Co-I): £5,140
  • 2018 N8 Agrifood Local Pump Priming Award: Understanding the risks to existing food supplies at the city level. (PI): £8,500. Collaborative project with University of Sheffield, University of Liverpool, & Lancaster University.
  • 2017 N8 Agrifood Strategic Pump Priming Award: People to Food, Food to People: towards integrating access to food for older people into planning, transport policy and community services. (Co-I): £24,200. Collaborative project with Newcastle University, University of Liverpool, & Lancaster University.
  • 2017 Industrial Sponsor (Sanofi Aventis): Acute Effect of Minerals and botanicals in Combination or Isolation on Cognitive Performance, Neural Activity, and Subjective and Cortisol Response to Acute Stress. (Researcher Co-I): £422,390.


PhD Opportunities

I am not currently accepting applications for PhD study.

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