John Blundell (UK)
John Blundell holds the Research Chair of PsychoBiology and is the founder Director of the Institute of Psychological Sciences. Training in Neuroscience – Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, University of London (1970). Fellow of the British Psychological Society (FBPsS)
Member of Expert Group of UK government Department of Health (DoH) Social Marketing on Childhood Obesity (2004/5); Expert Group of UK government Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) Foresight Team on Tackling Obesities (2005/6). Chair – Expert Group, ILSI International Task Force on Appetite Regulation; Treasurer and Trustee of European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) and Chair of Scientific Advisory Board; Scientific Governor of the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF); Expert consultant to the NDA Panel of European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Member International Advisory Committee for 11th ICO,Stockholm 2010; International Scientific Board of CYBERobN (Spain). Honorary Professor – University of Liverpool; University of Ghent (Belgium).Distinguished Visiting International Scholar at the University of Rhode Island (2010). Winner of the British Nutrition Foundation prize for 2009/2010. Has published widely on biological and psychological mechanisms of Appetite Control, satiety claims, energy balance and the relationship between physical activity, food intake and obesity. Enthusiastic runner and has competed in races in UK, USA, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland.
Professor of BioPsychology
Institute of Psychological Sciences – University of Leeds