I work on the Neuroscience on Mental Health. Specifically I am interested in effort - both physical and mental effort - and how this is related to our ability to regulate our energy levels. We know, for example, that depression is associated with significant alterations in appetite and metabolic markers, suggesting a broader problem with energy homeostasis. My interests span both enegy intake (i.e. how we regulate our consumption of food) and expenditure (through mechanisms such as thermogenesis, as well as physical and mental work).