Professor Laurie Butler

Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

Location: Chelmsford, Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Psychology

Research Supervision:Yes

Laurie is Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Science of Engineering and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is a visiting Professor at Tohoku University in Japan and at the University of Reading, UK.

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Professor Butler joined Anglia Ruskin University in April 2019 from the University of Reading, where he was Head of the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences for over six years. His research interests include nutrition and cognition, ageing, memory and choice, as well as behaviour change.

Research interests

  • Nutrition and cognition
  • Ageing
  • Memory and choice
  • Behaviour change


PhD Psychology (1998, University of Reading)
BA Psychology (1994, University of Reading)

Selected recent publications


Scott, I., Cooper, C., Leverton, M., Burton, A., Bereford-Dent, J., Rockwood, K., Butler, L., & Rapaport, P (2019). Effects of nonpharmacological interventions on functioning of people living with dementia at home: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials International journal of geriatric psychiatry

Dodd, GF., Williams, CM., Butler, L.T., & Spencer, JPE. (2019).Acute effects of flavonoid-rich blueberry on cognitive and vascular function in healthy older adults. Nutrition and Healthy Aging, 1-14


Bell, L., Vogt, J., Willemse, C., Routledge, T., Butler, L.T. and Sakaki, M. (2018) Beyond self-report: a review of physiological and neuroscientific methods to investigate consumer behavior. Frontiers in Psychology, 9. 1655. ISSN 1664-1078

Macready, A., Fallaize, R., Butler, L.T., Ellis, J. A., Kuznesof, S., Frewer, L. J., Celis-Morales, C., Livingstone, K. M., Araújo-Soares, V., Fischer, A. R. H., Stewart-Knox, B. J., Mathers, J. C. and Lovegrove, J. A. (2018) Application of behavior change techniques in a personalized nutrition Electronic Health intervention study: protocol for the web-based Food4Me randomized controlled trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 7 (4). e87. ISSN 1929-0748

Jones, D. J. W., Harvey, K., Harris, J. P., Butler, L.T. and Vaux, E. C. (2018) Understanding the impact of haemodialysis on UK NHS patients’ wellbeing: a qualitative investigation. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 270 (1-2). pp. 193-204. ISSN 1365-2702

Bell, L., Lamport, D. J., Field, D. T., Butler, L.T. and Williams, C. M. (2018) Practice effects in nutrition intervention studies with repeated cognitive testing. Nutrition & Healthy Aging, 4 (4). pp. 309-322. ISSN 2451-9480


Bell, L., Lamport, D. J., Butler, L.T. and Williams, C. M. (2017) A study of glycaemic effects following acute anthocyanin-rich blueberry supplementation in healthy young adults. Food & Function, 8 (9). pp. 3104-3110. ISSN 2042-650X

Jones, D. J. W., Harris, J. P., Butler, L.T. and Vaux, E. C. (2017) Stereopsis in end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Physiology & Behavior, 171. pp. 1-6. ISSN 0031-9384

Albani Zambon, V., Butler, L.T., Traill, W. B. and Kennedy, O. B. (2017) Fruit and vegetable intake: change with age across childhood and adolescence. British Journal of Nutrition, 117 (5). pp. 759-765. ISSN 0007-1145