Dr Laura Johnson

BSc(Lough.), MSc(Sheff.), PhD(Cantab.)

  • BS8 1TZ


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Research interests


Laura Johnson is a Nutritional Epidemiologist leading a team of researchers investigating the role of overall dietary and eating patterns in the prevention and treatment of obesity, diabetes and coronary heart disease. In addtion her research group explores the factors that influence food intake and appetite control. Underpinning this research she also leads projects innovating passive dietary assessment methods including wearable devices and biomarkers.  Laura has a BSc. in Human Biology (Loughborough University, 2002), a MSc. in Genetic Epidemiology (University of Sheffield, 2004) and was awarded a PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology from the University of Cambridge in 2008.

Professional membership

Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO/IASO)

Nutrition Society

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Research Output

  • 56 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 3 Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)
  • 1 Conference Abstract

Effect of plain versus sugar-sweetened breakfast on energy balance and metabolic health: A randomised crossover trial

Carroll, H. A., Chen, Y-C., Templeman, I., Wharton, P., Trim, W. V., Chowdhury, E. A., Brunstrom, J. M., Rogers, P. J., Thompson, D., James, L. J., Johnson, L. & Betts, J. A., 28 Feb 2020, In : Obesity. 9 p.

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    Perceptions of eating practices and physical activity among Malaysian adolescents in secondary schools: A qualitative study with multi-stakeholders

    Mohammadi, S., Su, T. T., Papadaki, A., Jalaludin, M. Y., Dahlui, M., Mohamed, M. N. A., Jago, R., Toumpakari, Z., Johnson, L. & Majid, H. A., 11 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Public Health Nutrition.

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