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 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.
- 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)
- 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
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 and PSY346 Research Project in Psychology. I also supervise MSc Research Projects in Psychology
- Association for the Study of Obesity
- British Feeding and Drinking Group
- Society for the Study of Ingestive Behaviour
During term time, students can book a meeting with me in Cathedral Court by selecting an
appointment slot here: https://tinyurl.com/y6wrra4y
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
A list of key publications can be found below. For a full list of publications please click here
- Women with a low-satiety phenotype show impaired appetite control and greater resistance to weight loss. British Journal of Nutrition, 122(8), 951-959. View this article in WRRO
- Disentangling the relationship between sedentariness and obesity: Activity intensity, but not sitting posture, is associated with adiposity in women. Physiology and Behavior, 194, 113-119. View this article in WRRO
- Priming food intake with weight control cues: systematic review with a meta-analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 15. View this article in WRRO
- Commentary: Methodological and reporting practices for laboratory studies assessing food intake using fixed and ad libitum test meals. Appetite. View this article in WRRO
- A Low Energy–Dense Diet in the Context of a Weight-Management Program Affects Appetite Control in Overweight and Obese Women. The Journal of nutrition, 148(5), 798-806. View this article in WRRO
- A novel integrative procedure for identifying and integrating three-dimensions of objectively measured free-living sedentary behaviour. BMC Public Health, 17. View this article in WRRO
- 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.
- Associations between nutritional properties of food and consumer perceptions related to weight management. Food Quality and Preference, 45, 18-25.
- Combining Self-Affirmation and Implementation Intentions: Evidence of Detrimental Effects on Behavioral Outcomes. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 47(2), 137-147.
- Resistance reminders: Dieters reduce energy intake after exposure to diet-congruent food images compared to control non-food images. Appetite, 73, 189-196.
- Slimming starters. Intake of a diet-congruent food reduces meal intake in active dieters. Appetite, 71, 430-437.
- Pre-exposure to diet-congruent food reduces energy intake in restrained dieting women. Eating Behaviors, 14(3), 249-254.