1. Interactions between metabolic, cognitive and reward processes in appetite (2016-2019) 

  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
  • Grant holder: Suzanne Higgs
  • Lead researcher: Maartje Spetter
  • Collaborators: Michelle Denise Lee (Swansea University), Manfred Hallschmid (University of Tuebingen), Jason Thomas (Aston University), Colin Dourish (P1vital©), and Pia Rothstein (University of Birmingham)
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2. Eating together: The effect of social context on eating behaviour and appetite

  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • Grant holder: Professor Suzanne Higgs (email:
  • Lead Researcher: Dr. Helen Ruddock
  • External collaborators:  Professor Jeffrey Brunstrom (University of Bristol) and Professor Lenny Vartanian (University of New South Wales)
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