Dr. Greg Keenan
School of Health and Society
Lecturer in Psychology
Greg is a lecturer in Psychology at the University of Salford and joined in May 2019. He is currently acting co-lead of the Nutrition, Pharmacology and Brain Development Unit and he is the co-employment lead for Psychology. Prior to this role he worked at the University of Liverpool for 3.5 years as a post-doctoral researcher and then lecturer. Greg was awarded a PhD in Biopsychology from the University of Bristol in 2015 and completed an MSc in Psychological Research methods at the University of Bristol in 2009.
Greg's research interests focus on the impact of food insecurity / food poverty on eating behaviour, understanding the role of our surrounding environment on what we eat (e.g. the presence of larger portion sizes, increased meal variety), how individuals learn to form food preferences and how our ability to detect internal bodily signals (e.g. hunger and fullness) might guide decisions about food intake (what and how much to eat).
- BSc Psychology of Human and Animal Behaviour
- Food insecurity
- Food poverty
- Eating behaviour
- Portion size
Dr Keenan currently acts as primary supervisor for one PhD student and has been an advisor for two former students.
- PhD in Biopsychology, University of Bristol
- MSc Psychological Research Methods with distinction, University of Bristol
- BSc Psychology and Human Resource Management, Keele University.
- Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
- Society for the Study of Ingestive Behaviour