This month we have the honour to welcome Dr Helen Ruddock into our reserach group. Helen has a background in psychology focusing on addiction-like eating. Her work at the EBRG will focus on research that examines the mechanisms which underlie the social facilitation of eating (i.e. the tendency for people to eat more in social situations). This is a 3-year ESRC-funded project in collaboration with Professor Jeff Brunstrom from the University of Bristol and Associate Professor Lenny Vartanian from the University of New South Wales, Australia.