Hayley Syrad

RESEARCH

Research interests: 

  • Childhood obesity
  • Dietary behaviours
  • Appetitive traits
  • Nutrition

Current research: 

I am using 3 day diet diary records of children within the Gemini twin cohort study to explore associations between appetite, behavioural aspects of diet such as frequency of eating, and weight gain. 

BIOGRAPHY

Appointments: 

  • 09/2012-10/2016: PhD Student. Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London, 1-19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 6BT
  • 09/2011 – 09/2012: Research Assistant. Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London, 1-19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT
  • 09/2009 – 09/2011: Research Assistant. National Academy for Parenting Practitioners. King’s College London, 1-4 Windsor Walk, Denmark Hill PO 86, London SE58AF.
  • 06/2008 – 09/2009: Research Assistant. CAMHS Evidence Based Practice Unit, The Anna Freud Centre, 21 Maresfield Gardens, Hampstead, London NW3 5SD

Qualifications:

  • PhD Behavioural Nutrition. University College London (2016)
  • BSc Psychology: 1st Class Honours. University of Southampton (2007)
  • A-level Psychology: Grade A. Alton College (2004)
  • A-Level Biology: Grade A. Alton College (2004)
  • A-Level English language: Grade B. Alton College (2004)
PUBLICATIONS
  1. Syrad, H, Llewellyn CH, Johnson L, Boniface D, Jebb SA, van Jaarsveld CHM, et al. Meal size is a critical driver of weight gain in early childhood. Scientific reports. Nature publishing group; 2016; 6: 1-7.
  2. Syrad, Hayley, Clare H. Llewellyn, Cornelia HM van Jaarsveld, Laura Johnson, Susan A Jebb, Jane Wardle. Energy and nutrient intakes of young children in the UK: findings from the Gemini twin cohort. The British Journal of Nutrition. 2016;115(10):1843-50.
  3. Syrad, Hayley, Laura Johnson, Jane Wardle, and Clare H. Llewellyn. "Appetitive traits and food intake patterns in early life. The American journal of clinical nutrition 103, no. 1 (2016): 231-235. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.115.117382
  4. Syrad, H., Van Jaarsveld, C. H. M., Llewellyn, C., & Wardle, J. (2015). The role of infant appetite in extended formula feeding. Archives of Diseases in Childhood. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2014-307683
  5. McDonald, L., Wardle, J., Llewellyn, C. H., Johnson, L., Jaarsveld, C. H. M., Syrad, H., & Fisher, A. (2015). Sleep and nighttime energy consumption in early childhood: a population‐based cohort study. Pediatric obesity. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12006
  6. Park, MH; Skow, A., Puradiredia, D., Lucas, A., Syrad, H., Sovio, U., White, B., Kessel, A, Saxena, S., Taylor, B., Viner, R. & Kinra, S. (2015) Development and evaluation of an online tool for management of overweight children in primary care: a pilot study.  BMJ Open.
  7. Syrad, H., Falconer, C., Cooke, L., Saxena, S., Kessel, A. S., Viner, R.,... & Croker, H. (2014). ‘Health and happiness is more important than weight’: a qualitative investigation of the views of parents receiving written feedback on their child's weight as part of the National Child Measurement Programme. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. DOI: 10.1111/jhn.12217
  8. Van den Eynde, Frederique; Koskina, Antonia; Syrad, Hayley; Guillaume, Sébastien; Broadbent, Hannah; Campbell, Iain; Schmidt, Ulrike (2012) State and trait food craving in people with bulimic eating disorders. Eating Behaviors,13(4):414-7.

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