Professor Jason Halford

Professor Jason Halford

Chair in Biological Psychology and Health Behaviour, Head of Department Psychological Sciences

Professor Jason Halford is Head of the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Liverpool, former Chair of the UK Association for the Study of Obesity - ASO (www.aso.org.uk), and Treasurer of the European Association of Obesity (EASO). He is a Chartered Health Psychologist. His early research focused on anti-obesity drugs and appetite and this has progressed to the behavioural assessment of potential anti-obesity drugs in early clinical development. Over the past 10 years his research has focused on drug-induced weight gain, the effects of nutrients and fibre on appetite and hormone release, the effects of stress on eating behaviour, the effect of marketing of children, and on lean-obese differences in the expression of appetite.