Sophie RealeSophie Reale [MSc Psychology, BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science]

School of Health and Related Research
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
Sheffield S1 4DA

Office: 1.02 Innovation Centre



I am a PhD student in the School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield. I began my studies on 01/10/2015 after being awarded a fully funded scholarship award from the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health. I completed both my undergraduate and postgraduate taught degrees at Sheffield Hallam University where my interest for obesity related research developed. Whilst completing my MSc I worked part time as a health care assistant at Rotherham Institute for Obesity.

Research Interests

My research interests lie within the health and obesity prevention discipline with past projects exploring food choices, decision making and methods to enhance healthier consumption. My current research is exploring the portion size effect in pre-school aged children and exploring interventions to enhance dietary intake.

Title of PhD: The Portion Size Effect in Pre-school Children

Teaching Interests

I have experience facilitating and delivering tutorials to students across the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health. This includes the University Health Challenge which focusses on health interventions to reduce health inequalities in Sheffield.

Key publications

Reale, S. And Flint, S. (In Press). Menu labelling and food choice in obese adults: a feasibility study. BMC Obesity.

Flint, S. and Reale, S. (2015). What food laws can the UK adopt to reduce health inequalities? Food and drug policy forum.

Flint, S. and Reale, S. (2014). Obesity stigmatisation from obesity researchers. The Lancet, 384 (9958), 1925-26.


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