Tom’s research interests are in the effect of diet on physical and mental health as well as social stigmas people living with long-term conditions face. He has been with the university since June 2017 initially helping to continue a project involving Coeliac UK in the Health Services research unit. He has now come over to the Centre on Population Approaches for NCD Prevention to work on a systematic review of dietary interventions as well as conduct alpha testing for the MyShop internet browser plug-in.
Tom completed his BSc in Psychology at Oxford Brookes University in 2016 where he studied the phenomenology of Valentine’s Day in a female sample for his dissertation project. Tom is currently studying an MSc in Health Psychology at Aston University. He plans to investigate the role depression, anxiety, pain, and stress have on cognitive function in fibromyalgia for his dissertation project.