Shyanne Roeloffs

PhD Researcher

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Psychology and Sport Science

Location: Cambridge

Research interests

Thesis title:

Why am I hungry? Role of energy balance and socio-psychological beliefs around hunger.

Supervisory team

Dr Daragh McDermott
Dr Suzanna Forwood
Dr Jane Aspell

Reseach Group

Shyanne is a member of the Body and Self Research Area which forms part of our Brain and Cognition Research Group, as well as our Health Psychology Research Area which forms part of the Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group.

Summary of Research

Shyanne’s PhD work focuses on examining the conflict between the concept of hunger as a regulatory energy balancing process and the more multi-dimensional view of hunger resulting from a range of socio-psychological learned behaviours and experiences. The impact of learned behaviour on individuals sharing common socio-psychological beliefs will be explored and measured by their attitudes and behaviours around their experience of hunger.