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Personal profile


The metabolic neuroendocrinology laboratory focuses on understanding how body weight is regulated. We have a particular interest in understanding how energy expenditure occurs within mammals. Our work primarily focuses on thermogenesis, which is a specialised process where the body expends energy in the form of heat. Our work aims to understand how the brain regulates thermogenesis. We have a number of unique and novel models that allow us to characterise the control of body weight, food intake and energy expenditure. The metabolic neuroendocrine group has a particular interest in understanding how the following impact on energy homeostasis and weight control:

  • Gender differences and the effects of sex steroids
  • Stress and the stress hormone cortisol
  • Exercise

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • Thermogenesis
  • Obesity
  • Hypothalamus
  • Ageing
  • Sex Steroids
  • Stress

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