Dr Nicola Buckland

Department of Psychology
University of Sheffield
Cathedral Court
1 Vicar Lane, Sheffield, S1 2LT
                              Tel:  +44 (0)114 2226508
                              Email:  n.buckland@sheffield.ac.uk


PhD Psychology (University of Leeds)
BSc Psychology with American Studies (University of Sussex)

Research Interests

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.

Professional Activities

  • 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

Journal articles