Joanne Harrold

Dr Joanne Harrold

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Dr Joanne Harrold is a Senior Lecturer in Appetite and Obesity in the Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Liverpool. She is a behavioural neuroendocrinologist with an interest in the processes involved in food intake and energy balance. Her research covers a broad spectrum of the control of the appetite system from preclinical models through to man. Her early research characterised the homeostatic and hedonic control systems within the brain before progressing to examine pharmacological, dietary and psychological manipulations of human eating behaviour. She has carried out a number of weight management interventions. Recently, her research has focused on early eating experiences and the development of dietary behaviour. She is Director of the Human Ingestive Behaviour Laboratory where she established an Infant feeding laboratory. Here studies examine the development of food preferences in children and in particular the impact of prenatal nutrition, maternal feeding style and parental feeding