Last 28th of November 2019 we had our first pint of knowledge about eating disorders and myths. This was a fantastic public engagement event organised by SRUK. This new free event was created to explore some of the current research in Bristol about important topics like the psychology and physiology behind the eating disorders.
We enjoyed a couple of talks from two different experts in the field. After the talks, we had the opportunity to participate in a extraordinary quiz to check what we know about food myths. And all this while we enjoyed some drinks. We needed some calories for all the thinking.
The event was open to the general public. The event took place on 28th of November 2019 at 18:30 in The Robin Hood pub (56 St Michaels Hill, Bristol, BS2 8DX).
18:45 Dr Sarah Sauchelli Toran – Research Associate NIHR Bristol BRC.
“Overeating: is it the food or are we to blame?”
19:05 Dr Helen McCarthy – Visiting Research Fellow University of Bristol.
“Why conventional dieting is not the best way to lose weight for many. Tailored behavioural approaches offer a real alternative”
19:25 Pint break.
19:35-20:15 Food Myths Quiz.
Dr Helen McCarthy is a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience in helping people change their behaviour. Her approach to weight loss centres on training people to gain a better understanding of their own appetite to facilitate eating in moderation.
Dr Sarah Sauchelli Toran is a research psychologist with expertise in the psychobiological underpinnings of behaviour in eating disorders and obesity. She is currently based at the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (Nutrition Theme), where she is exploring novel approaches to support nutritional interventions for weight management in people with Type 2 Diabetes.