Professor Katherine Appleton

Professor Katherine Appleton

Professor in Psychology

Areas of expertise

  • 3D printing
  • 3D printing and intellectual property
  • amusements
  • ancient telescope
  • animation
  • anthropology
  • assistive technology
  • BAFTA Albert in Education partnership
  • biological signs of stress
  • blockchain
  • blockchain and intellectual property
  • Booker prize
  • brain injury
  • British Archaeology
  • celestial alignment
  • climate change
  • coastal erosion
  • comics
  • cortisol
  • cultural analysis
  • dementia care
  • dementia therapy
  • Diffusion tensor Imaging
  • digital business
  • disabled technology
  • drug analysis
  • e-readers
  • e-reading
  • entrepreneurship
  • fairgrounds
  • female comics
  • feminist theory
  • financial scams
  • flooding
  • forensic analysis
  • fruits and vegetables
  • gaming
  • gender studies
  • geophysics
  • girls and comics
  • gothic comics
  • governance of bodies
  • Greek Archaeology
  • healthy eating
  • hidden voices
  • influencers
  • Innovation
  • Kindle
  • learning innovation
  • legal high
  • Lesion analysis
  • magazines in the digital age
  • marine biologist
  • marine climate change
  • morality and video games
  • national centre for computer animation
  • NCCA
  • never let me go
  • NPS
  • omega-3 oils and depression
  • online bullying
  • organisational image and legitimacy
  • Oscars
  • overfishing
  • parody
  • parody and intellectual property
  • participatory research
  • postnatal depression
  • postnatal depression in men
  • protein intake in older adults
  • Pyramids
  • reading on kindle
  • remains of the day
  • reminiscence therapy
  • resorts
  • robot carers
  • Russian Archaeology
  • scamming
  • seaside
  • social identity
  • social media addiction
  • social media influencers
  • social work
  • sociology
  • solar panels
  • sport consumption
  • sport fandom
  • sports mega-events
  • stop and search
  • stress diagnosis
  • stress hormone
  • student mental health
  • student wellbeing
  • sugar reduction
  • sweet taste
  • tank corrosion
  • tank protection
  • technology in learning
  • technology in teaching
  • trolling
  • urban spaces
  • VFX
  • Vlochos

Katherine’s research interests straddle the fields of nutrition and behaviour, with a focus on understanding and encouraging healthy eating in the general population.

Her work lies in three main areas:

  • the mechanisms underlying healthy eating behaviour¬† – the determinants and motivations for healthy eating
  • interventions to encourage population-wide healthy eating behaviour. Katherine’s interventions largely focus on improving taste, enjoyment or knowledge, with success
  • nutrition, eating and poor psychological health – including a Cochrane review on the impacts of omega-3 oils on depression.

Katherine is a Chartered Psychologist and Registered Nutritionist, and her media experience includes TV and radio interviews.