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Dr Cristiana Duarte


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I started my position as a Lecturer in Psychology at York St John University in 2021. I completed my BSc. in Psychology (2007), my MSc. in Clinical and Health Psychology (2009), and a PhD in Psychology – specialty in Clinical Psychology in 2017, thesis titled ‘Breaking the cycle of binge eating: Causes, consequences and intervention implications’. Before joining York St John University, I worked at the University of Leeds as a Research Fellow in the Human Appetite Research Unit. My research specialises in the psychology of eating behaviour, body image and weight management.


I supervise student projects at undergraduate and postgraduate level in areas related to my research expertise. I teach on the following modules:

- PSY5007 Advanced Research Methods (Module Leader)
- 3PY422 Health Psychology
- PSY7004M Adolescent Development
- PSY7001M Psychological Research Methods
- PSY8104M Research Methods in Counselling Psychology


My research focuses on measuring and examining psychological correlates and determinants of eating behaviour, weight regulation, body image, and mental health and wellbeing. My specific research interests include weight stigma, body shame, food insecurity, and psychological approaches for eating regulation and weight management.

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