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Dr John Menzies

Dr John Menzies

Personal Website: Edinburgh University

Undergraduate Programme Director, ZJE
Lecturer, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh

Dr John Menzies is a lecturer at ZJE and the Centre for Discovery Brain Research at the University of Edinburgh. John is also the Programme Director for the undergraduate programmes at ZJE. Research in his laboratory focuses on the brain and its crucial role in eating behaviour. Unconscious neural systems constantly monitor the body’s energy status, and alert us to the availability of particularly energy-dense foods. Because of this, our body weight and food choices are under far less conscious control that we might think. John is interested in the neural correlates of appetite control and food reward, with a view to better understanding energy balance and so-called “food addiction”.

Research interests: 

The physiology and endocrinology of food intake and obesity.