Dr Nicola Buckland
Department of Psychology
University of Sheffield
1 Vicar Lane, Sheffield, S1 2LT
Tel: +44 (0)114 2226508
PhD Psychology (University of Leeds)
BSc Psychology with American Studies (University of Sussex)
My research has specialised 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 food intake. I was then the senior researcher for the SWIPSS clinical trial in the Human Appetite and Research at the University of Leeds before joining the Department of Psychology at Sheffield.
Human appetite, eating behaviour, perceptions about foods, goal priming, weight management, promoting environmentally sustainable diets and individual differences.
- Association for the Study of Obesity
- British Feeding and Drinking Group
- Society for the Study of Ingestive Behaviour, Chair for the New Investigators Advisory Board
Cancer Research UK, BUPA Foundation Fund Innovation grant, £20,000 (2016-2017)
N8 Industry Innovation grant, £2,300 (2015)
I am module organiser for PSY159 Critical Skills for Psychologists. I also teach on PSY101 Discovering Psychology, PSY246 Social, Health and Environmental Psychology and PSY331 Extended Essay in Psychology.
A list of key publications can be found below. For a full list of publications please click here
- Buckland NJ, James Stubbs R & Finlayson G (2015) Towards a satiety map of common foods: Associations between perceived satiety value of 100 foods and their objective and subjective attributes. Physiology & Behavior, 152, 340-346.
- Buckland NJ, Dalton M, Stubbs RJ, Hetherington MM, Blundell JE & Finlayson G (2015) Associations between nutritional properties of food and consumer perceptions related to weight management. Food Quality and Preference, 45, 18-25.
- Jessop DC, Sparks P, Buckland N, Harris PR & Churchill S (2014) Combining Self-Affirmation and Implementation Intentions: Evidence of Detrimental Effects on Behavioral Outcomes. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 47(2), 137-147.
- Buckland NJ, Finlayson G, Edge R & Hetherington MM (2014) Resistance reminders: Dieters reduce energy intake after exposure to diet-congruent food images compared to control non-food images. Appetite, 73, 189-196.
- Buckland NJ, Finlayson G & Hetherington MM (2013) Slimming starters. Intake of a diet-congruent food reduces meal intake in active dieters. Appetite, 71, 430-437.
- Buckland NJ, Finlayson G & Hetherington MM (2013) Pre-exposure to diet-congruent food reduces energy intake in restrained dieting women. Eating Behaviors, 14(3), 249-254.